Audi A4 News

  • 2021 Audi RS 4 Avant facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of prototypes. Now a new prototype has been spotted, and this one is for the high-performance RS 4, which unfortunately Audi only offers in Avant wagon guise. That means it isn't bound for the United States, as Audi isn't too keen on wagons here, though the situation may change in the future. Even without the updated RS 4 Avant headed here, the prototype hints at changes that should feature on the related RS 5 range that we do...

  • 2021 Audi A4 Allroad facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A4 Allroad spy shots

    Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of a prototype for an updated A4 Allroad soft-roader. The current A4 range was introduced for the 2017 model year so we will likely see...

  • 2021 Audi S4 Avant facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi S4 Avant spy shots

    Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of prototypes. Now a new prototype has been spotted, and this one is for the sporty S4 in Avant wagon guise. While this updated S4...

  • 2021 Audi A4 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A4 spy shots

    Audi's A4 is about to receive a major update, as evidenced by this prototype for the updated version. The A4 received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh. The current generation of the small luxury sedan was introduced for 2017, so...

  • 2021 Audi A4 Avant facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A4 Avant spy shots

    Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of a prototype for an updated A4 Avant wagon. The current A4 was introduced for the 2017 model year so we will likely see the updated...

  • Audi A4 Ultrasport
    Audi A4 Ultrasport returns, limited to 40 cars

    It appears Audi of America has come up with a proper way to send off the last Audi A4 sedans equipped with a manual transmission—and the results should tickle A4 enthusiasts. Although we're saddened to learn the 2019 A4 and A5 will drop the manual-transmission option for the new model year...

  • 2019 Audi A4

    Just as BMW aims to put the sport back in sport sedan with its redesigned 3-Series, Audi's A4 is losing the manual transmission for the 2019 model year. Audi made the manual available as a no-cost option on A4s equipped with all-wheel drive for 2017. It pointed out at the time that it was the only automaker offering a manual-equipped all-wheel-drive sedan in the segment. Unfortunately, few seemed to notice or care, at least in the United States. Only 5 percent of A4 buyers here chose the manual over the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Audi also confirmed Thursday to Car and Driver that...

  • 2019 Audi A4
    Sharper look for 2019 Audi A4

    It seems like the current A4 only arrived yesterday but Audi already has an updated version of its popular small sedan. That's because even though we only received it in the spring of 2016, the car has been on sale elsewhere since 2015. Yet to be announced for the United States but expected here in...

  • 2020 Audi A4 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi A4 spy shots

    It seems like the current A4 only arrived yesterday but Audi is already out testing an updated version of its popular small sedan. That's because even though we only received it in late 2016, the car has been on sale elsewhere since early 2015. The engineers haven't added much in the way of...

  • 2002 Audi A4 Cabriolet
    Audi A4 Cabriolet to make a comeback?

    Audi's A4 Cabriolet has a bit of a cult following and now the nameplate may be on its way back to the market. The A4 Cabriolet was phased out in 2008 to make way for the A5 Cabriolet but could return to not only replace the A5 Cabriolet but also the A3 Cabriolet and TT Roadster, AutoBild suggests...

  • 2018 Audi RS 5 Carbon Edition
    Audi Sport reveals RS 4 and RS 5 Carbon Edition cars

    Audi Sport unleashed the new RS 4 Avant and RS 5 earlier this year, but it has already returned with special editions for both nameplates. Appropriately called the Carbon Edition, both cars add a healthy dose of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) as well as a few other special touches. They...

  • 2018 Audi RS 4 Avant, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Audi RS 4 Avant makes return at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    Hot on the heels of Monday’s debut of the new rear-wheel-drive R8 supercar, the Audi Sport division has since revealed a new generation of the RS 4. The vehicle made its debut on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Sadly, the RS 4 is still exclusively a wagon affair, the body style...

  • 2018 Audi S4/S5 First Drive

    We have a tough time nailing down what “performance” means anymore. Automakers work really hard telling us that every car has sporting potential—right down to a minivan. We’re easily not convinced. We know “sssspeed” when we see it, and Audi’s twins here have it down to the first letter: the 2018 Audi S4 and S5. Let’s talk performance first. The S4 and S5 are new and are based on their sedan and coupe counterparts—same as always. And, same as always, the numbers matter. The S4 and S5 sub in a turbocharged V-6 rated at 354 hp and 369 lb-ft...

  • 2018 Audi S4
    2018 Audi S4 preview

    The Audi A4 is an appealing compact luxury sedan with the cachet of the Audi name and the inherent goodness of German engineering. So, what's the S4? Well, it's just that much better. The 2018 Audi S4 is also better than the car it replaces. Under the hood sits a longitudinally mounted, twin-scroll...

  • 2017 Audi A4 vs. 2017 Jaguar XE
    Jaguar XE vs. Audi A4: A luxury compact confrontation

    It's a question we've been asking ourselves since the 2017 Audi A4 and the 2017 Jaguar XE first rolled into our driveways: which one's better, and can either of them ascend to the 3-Series' old slot as the top compact sport sedan? We find no shortage of irony that the staid British luxury brand is...

  • 2017 Audi A4
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2017 Audi A4

    If an automaker is going to offer a compact luxury sedan it had better be on top of its game. The segment is filled with fantastic cars like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and upstarts like the Cadillac ATS and Infiniti Q50. That's some stiff competition, but Audi has been up to the...

  • 2017 Audi A4
    2017 Audi A4 gets manual transmission

    Audi’s been eliminating the manual transmission on many of its newer models but the latest A4 sedan is still available with three pedals and stick. Audi has made the manual available at no cost on its A4 equipped with all-wheel drive. The automaker is quick to point out that it’s the...

  • 2017 Audi A4 Ultra
    2017 Audi A4 gets entry-level Ultra model with 31 mpg combined fuel economy

    Audi is finally bringing one of its Ultra models to the United States. The label represents the most fuel-efficient offering in the range and was first applied on a diesel-powered A3 in 2013. In the U.S., Audi’s first Ultra model will be a member of the 2017 A4 range and is estimated to...

  • 2017 Audi A4 Allroad

    Audi fans lamenting the automaker’s decision not to bring over the svelte A4 Avant wagon can take solace in the knowledge the related A4 Allroad is coming here. The small, luxury softroader made its world debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January and will land in showrooms this fall. It arrives as a 2017 model and with a starting price of $44,950, which includes a $950 destination charge. The A4 Allroad is aimed at buyers looking for the ruggedness of an SUV but with dynamics and fuel economy comparable to a regular car. There are few alternatives in this space. The only direct...

  • 2017 Audi A4 in IIHS crash testing
    2017 Audi A4 scores top safety marks

    Audi's new A4 has earned top marks in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's latest round of crash tests, a huge improvement over its predecessor. IIHS says the 2017 A4 received a "good" rating, its highest, in all of its crash tests—including the demanding small-overlap frontal crash...

  • 2017 Audi A4
    2017 Audi A4 preview

    A new generation of the Audi A4 is being launched for 2017, one that’s lighter, more powerful and much more advanced than ever before. It arrives with only one engine option, though with two outputs. The engine is turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 good for 190 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of...

  • 2017 Audi A4 L
    2017 Audi A4 L debuts at 2016 Beijing Auto Show

    Yet another China-exclusive long-wheelbase sedan has debuted at this week’s 2016 Beijing Auto Show. The latest is the A4 L based on the new “B9” A4. Its wheelbase measures 114 inches in length or about 1.6 in more than on the standard A4. This translates to more interior space for...

  • 2017 Audi A4
    Audi rules out diesel for A4 in U.S.

    Audi’s all-new A4 goes on sale in the spring with a starting price of $38,250, including a $950 destination charge. It’s being launched with just one powertrain, in this case a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that delivers 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. While it was...

  • Audi's quattro ultra all-wheel-drive system
    Audi unveils more efficient quattro ultra all-wheel-drive system

    Audi is overhauling the design of its quattro all-wheel-drive system in an effort to improve efficiency of the system. The latest version, which Audi calls quattro ultra, disconnects the rear wheels during normal driving but instantly re-engages them for spirited driving or when slip is detected...

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