...Also available is an "Active Braking Guard" feature that's part of the adaptive cruise control optional on the Prestige. If an imminent collision is detected, the system alerts the driver and primes the brakes for full stopping power. In the government's new, more strenuous crash testing for 2011, the A4 earned an overall rating of four stars out of a possible five, with four stars for overall frontal crash protection and five stars for overall side crash protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, the A4 earned perfect ratings of "Good" in both frontal-offset and side...
...Buyers who want a measure of style and performance in a small station wagon need look no further than the 2011 Audi A4 Avant.
...With crisp styling, refined manners, and handling that will delight enthusiasts, the 2011 Audi A4 is the smart buy among entry-level German luxury sedans.
...but the A4's cabin remains one of the nicest spaces in the class. The front bucket seats are finished in standard leather upholstery. By comparison, many competitors like the 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and CTS make do with simulated leather upholstery in base models. The A4's firm seat cushions provide good support and comfort, and the front of the cabin is big enough for my 6-foot-1 frame. The backseat, though, is a little cramped. Just getting into it is difficult for taller adults, because the door opening isn't very large. Once seated, I didn't have much room to spare with the...
...features include: Standard automatic air conditioning Standard leather upholstery Available upgraded audio system Available keyless entry and start Under the Hood A V-6 was scrapped last year, so all models have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The base sedan comes with front-wheel drive and Audi's multitronic continuously variable automatic transmission. Other sedans have Quattro all-wheel drive and a choice of a six-speed manual or eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system in this application has a torque split of 40/60, front to rear. This...
We’ve been hearing for a while that Audi would soon populate its U.S. model range with optional diesel engines, but to date only the Audi A3 TDI and the Audi Q7 TDI... read more March 13, 2013 by Kurt Ernst
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Despite sales of its 5-Series Gran Turismo proving less than spectacular, BMW is so adamant that demand for upmarket MPVs will eventually take off that it’s planning... read more March 21, 2012 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Coinciding with the reveal of its facelifted 2013 Audi A4 range, the automaker from Ingolstadt has announced that it’s reached a new milestone concerning its popular... read more October 27, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran