2007 Audi A4 Review
Refined sedans, wagons and convertibles.
The Audi A4 is fun and spirited in any of its 21 variations. It delivers plenty of power, respectable gas mileage for its class, state-of-the-art sound and, above all, an integration of various systems that give it depth and a high level of driving satisfaction. Interior space is tighter than in many competitors, but Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system remains the benchmark. Prices range from the very-high $20,000 range to just past $70,000, when loaded with options. If you plan to look at entry-luxury sports sedans, we recommend that the A4 be one of them.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Tom Lankard filed this report from Tucson, Arizona; with Mitch McCullough in Monterey, Greg Brown in Los Angeles, and J.P. Vettraino in Detroit.
Model Line Overview
|Model Lineup:||Audi A4 2.0T FrontTrak manual ($28,240); 2.0T FrontTrak CVT ($29,440); 2.0T quattro manual ($30,340); 2.0T quattro Tiptronic ($31,540); 2.0T Avant manual ($31,340); 2.0T Avant Tiptronic ($32,540); 2.0T Cabriolet CVT ($39,100); 2.0T Cabriolet quattro Tiptronic ($41,200); 3.2 FrontTrak CVT ($35,440); 3.2 quattro manual ($36,440); 3.2 quattro Tiptronic ($37,640); 3.2 Avant manual ($37,440); A4 3.2 Avant Tiptronic ($38,640); 3.2 Cabriolet Tiptronic ($46,950); S4 manual ($49,700); S4 Tiptronic ($48,700); S4 Avant manual ($48,500); S4 Avant Tiptronic ($49,700); S4 Cabriolet manual ($55,700); S4 Cabriolet Tiptronic ($56,900); RS4 ($66,000)|
|Engines:||3.2-liter dual overhead cam 24-valve V6|
|Safety Equipment (standard):||two-stage front airbags; front occupant side-impact airbags; full-cabin side-curtain airbags; electronic stability control with anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and brake assist; first aid kit; rear fog light|
|Safety Equipment (optional):||rear-occupant side-impact airbags; tire pressure monitor|
|Basic Warranty:||four years/50,000 miles|
|Assembled In:||Ingolstadt, Germany|
Specifications As Tested
|Model Tested (MSRP):||Audi A4 3.2 quattro ($36,440)|
|Standard Equipment:||leather seating, automatic dual-zone climate control, power sunroof, cruise control, power windows, locks and outside mirrors, 12-way power driver's seat, power front-passenger seat, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, 10-speaker AM/FM stereo with six-CD changer, 17-inch alloy wheels, floor mats|
|Options As Tested (MSRP):||Convenience Package ($1,800) includes driver's seat position memory, Homelink remote transmitter, rain and light sensor, auto-dimming inside mirror with compass, auto-dimming and power folding outside mirrors and Bi-Xenon headlights with adaptive front lighting; Bose Audio Package ($1,000) with XM Satellite Radio; Cold Weather Package ($1,000) includes heated seats and ski sack; S-Line Package ($2,750) includes 18-inch cast alloy wheels with performance or all-season tires, sport suspension, S-Line badges, front and rear bumpers and steering wheel, and brushed aluminum trim; California Emissions ($150)|
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|Price as tested (MSRP)||43640|
|Horsepower (hp @ rpm):||255 @ 6500|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):||243 @ 3250|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||17/27|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||37.9/na/41.3|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||37.1/na/34.3|
|Suspension, f:||independent four-link, double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar|
|Suspension, r:||independent trapezoidal link with coil springs and stabilizer bar|
|Brakes, f/r:||vented disc/vented disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist|
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