Even after attaining such a high aesthetic standard, the A4 enters 2014 with a freshened design both inside and out. A new instrument cluster greets the driver, and Alu-optic accents have been applied throughout the cabin. Outside, the body incorporates a new design for the hood and all the lights, with distinctive LEDs now available to power the daytime running lights and taillights.
Every A4 features a 2.0-liter TFSI® engine that combines direct fuel injection, intercooled turbocharging, and variable valve timing and valvelift to perform stronger than its actual size. This helps provide more power without sacrificing efficiency.* No wonder it's one of the most often-imitated Audi technologies.
How the Audi A4 drives largely depends on your own personal tastes. Those wanting a more sporting character can choose the optional 18-inch wheels with lower-profile tires, or go a step further with the Sport package for its 19-inch wheels, lowered suspension, and sport seats. The A4 also offers no less than three different transmissions ? a six-speed manual, an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic, and a multitronic® continuously variable automatic ? and for even more personal tailoring, the optional Audi drive select enables adjustment of steering effort, throttle response, and transmission shifting style on the fly.
In the A4, safety does not take a back seat to performance and practicality. Six airbags* keep occupants protected from the front and sides, while stability control helps secure your trajectory at all times. In the event of a collision, intelligent sensors automatically unlock the doors, switch on interior and hazard lights, and cut off fuel flow to the engine.**