As the best-selling model in Audi history, the all-new 2017 A4, with innovative design and advanced technologies, sets a new benchmark for the luxury sedan segment. Boasting class-leading horsepower, confidence inspiring driving dynamics, as well as available driver assistance and infotainment systems, the A4 represents the best in every detail from Audi and exceeds the exceptional standards that have become synonymous with the four rings.
From the redeveloped engine to the available Audi virtual cockpit, technological innovations found throughout the 2017 Audi A4 provided inspiration for the precise and striking design details of the all-new sedan. The exterior has been redesigned to feature sportier proportions including a horizontal, contoured Singleframe grille, powerful wheel arches and a crisp wrap-around shoulder line which flows seamlessly from the hood to the rear of the vehicle. The interior has a greater feeling of spaciousness and lightness from a three-dimensional decorative inlay that spans from the door panels across the dashboard. Featuring a completely redeveloped powertrain, the 2.0 TFSI engine can generate 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. A significant weight savings was achieved through the aluminum-hybrid lightweight construction. The A4 also features a suite of advanced infotainment functions including the available Audi virtual cockpit and a newly-designed infotainment system with standard Audi smart phone integration, which supports Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. An available 19-speaker, 755-watt Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System virtually creates a sense of sound dimensionality offering a revolutionary, life-like musical experience. With exceptional attention to detail, dynamic handling, sharpened design and the latest technologies, the ninth generation A4 sets a new standard in the luxury sedan segment.
Power train and performance
Powering the A4 is the 2.0-liter TFSI engine, which is capable of producing 252 hp at 6,000 revolutions per minute. The engine is mated to a seven-speed FWD S Tronic transmission.
Chassis and Suspension
The power train and chassis of the all-new A4 have been completely redeveloped, allowing for a sportier driving experience and more comfortable ride for long distances. The newly-developed S tronic dual clutch transmission melds efficiency with dynamic shifting characteristics to help optimize fuel consumption. New front five-link suspension allows for greater steering precision and excellent handling through optimized steering-rack placement direct at wheel centers. Handling and comfort enhancements have also improved through the reduced unsprung weight of lightweight aluminum control-arm components and revised elastokinematic attributes.
Design and Body
The all-new A4 represents the latest refinements in Audi design, from the crisp, wrap-around lines emphasizing the vehicle’s length to the powerful wheel arches that accentuate the vehicle’s performance appeal. The front of the A4 boasts the signature Singleframe grille that adds depth and sporty character and a newly-designed clam-shell hood that flows seamlessly into the shoulder line, giving the A4 a dynamic stance. The available Audi LED headlights with progressive undercut design provide a focused look and give the A4 an unmistakable appearance. With the introduction of LED technology on the Audi R8 and A8, which was then brought to the mass market on the A4, LED headlights are an Audi signature and have become an industry standard.
Inside, the all-new A4 features a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, standard ambient LED lighting; standard three-zone automatic climate control with wing-design wrap-around dashboard and diffuser air vent helps recreate natural airflow; eight-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar support for driver; standard power sunroof with tilt and sliding functionality; and split-folding rear seatback with 40/20/40 configuration including center armrest and cup holders.
The Audi A4 offers benchmark infotainment features such as the available Audi virtual cockpit and for the first time, a full-color head-up display, both bring relevant driving information directly front and center for the driver.
Available Audi virtual cockpit features a large, 12.3-inch display that delivers vibrant color at 60 frames per second with NVIDIA quad core processing power. The virtual cockpit helps make viewing and navigating via the large Google Map images supported with 4G LTE (where available) easier on the drivers’ eyes. It also allows for a better view of the road ahead through full map display and a placement directly in front of the driver. A high mount seven-inch center MMI display is standard or an available 8.3-inch with MMI Navigation Plus package.
The available Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System option creates a completely new in-car audio experience with 19 speakers, 16-channel Class D amplifier and anodized aluminum speaker grille insert with “Dynamic Line” design.
Audi connect packages together all applications that connect the A4 with the Internet, the owner and the surrounding infrastructure. New and improved functions include online traffic info, weather updates, fuel prices, Apple Siri Eyes Free integration, Internet radio streaming as well as picture navigation, read-aloud personalized news headlines and Twitter alerts, among other features.
In the case of an impending collision, Audi pre sense basic can intervene to prepare the vehicle for impact. This process includes beginning to close the side windows and panoramic sunroof, pretensioning the front safety belts and preparing the brake system for a quicker response during an unexpected or emergency maneuver.
Standard Audi pre sense city detects cornering and stationary vehicles as well as pedestrians, at speeds of up to 52 miles per hour (83.2 kilometers per hour) and can initiate full braking when a potential collision is detected.
Available traffic sign recognition including vehicle speed warning detects speed limits and displays the information in the Audi virtual cockpit or driver information system. Additionally, the system evaluates various driving conditions, no passing zones and school and construction zones.
Audi pre sense rear (available on Premium Plus models and standard with Prestige trim) helps monitor the traffic following the vehicle and takes similar actions to Audi pre sense basic.
Optional Adaptive cruise control with stop and go and traffic jam assist automatically maintains distance from the vehicle in front, including braking and accelerating to help maintain a set distance. Between 0-37 mph (59.2 kph), traffic jam assist combines acceleration, braking and steering guidance, which can take the stress out of driving in congested traffic.