...As such, it's one of our favorite entry-luxury cars.Published: 10/02/2005 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 2005: A4 sedans and wagons get new bi-xenon headlamps along with a new satellite/navigation/AM and FM radio antenna. Satellite radio (XM or Sirius) is now optional on the A4 Cabriolet. OnStar is no longer an available option. A substantially refreshed A4 debuts as a midyear release, and boasts new engines, an upgraded chassis and revised styling. Pros: Classy, well-constructed interiors, sharp handling, precise steering, available all-wheel drive, generous maintenance program. Cons:...
Source: MSN Autos
...Handling of the S4 is sharper than with regular A4s, and its ride is only slightly firmer. Fuel economy varies with engine, transmission and drive systems. It's an estimated 22 mpg city and 30-31 highway with the 4-cylinder and 19 and 26 with the V6. The S4 provides only 15 city, 21 highway. Fun to Drive The A4 is fun, with quick, accurate steering that has one of the best electric-assist features on the market. A new rear suspension helps provide sharper handling and a supple ride. A standard anti-skid system helps keep drivers out of trouble. And anti-lock brakes with a linear pedal action...
...while front-wheel drives have the option of the CVT, continuously variable transmission.A Sports Package/S-Line option adds a firmer suspension, 17-inch performance tires, rear spoiler, badging, and other performance-oriented features. The 2005 A4 suspension is already top-notch, even without this package, and offers a smoother, stabler ride along with precise responsiveness and road-hugging excellence.Drivers love the new boost in power, and say the Audi A4 is a blast to drive, due to its handling and steering. The interior setup is both cool (a red-lit dash) and convenient. Many like the...
...A cover closes flush with the body. A wind deflector is available. Four people fit inside the A4 Cabriolet's sporty cabin. Audi's Symphony radio includes an in-dash six-CD changer and nine speakers. Standard equipment on the Cabriolet includes a four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power mirrors and height-adjustable front seats with four-way electric lumbar adjustment. Automatic dual-zone climate control works with sun and pressure sensors. Parktronic parking assistance and a navigation system are available. As the redesigned A4 sedan and wagon go on sale during 2005, Cabriolet...
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