|Premium compact car; Built in Germany|
|Good condition price range: $9,200 – $43,800*|
2009 Audi A4 Front
2009 Audi A4 Rear
2009 Audi A4 Interior
2009 Audi A4 Wagon Rear
2009 Audi A4 Front-2
All A4s are Recommended picks because they’re fun to drive and offer relatively good value compared to other cars in the class. The 2.0T four-cylinder engine delivers respectable acceleration and fuel efficiency, though it lacks the smooth power delivery and premium feel of rival six-cylinder engines. In any form, these Audis are solid, sophisticated premium compacts that match anything in their class for performance, dynamic balance, features, and materials quality.
Audi’s premium compact sedan was redesigned for 2009, growing in size and gaining power. The German automaker’s top-selling car line included four-door sedans and Avant wagons in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Also offered was the Cabriolet convertible, but that model continued for one more season with the 2008 body style. So did the 340-horsepower V8 high-performance S4 version of the Cabriolet. Sedans and Avants came in 2.0T form and contained a turbocharged 211-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The 3.2 quattro came in sedan form only with a 3.2-liter V6 that produced 265 horsepower. A continuously variable transmission (CVT), which performs much like a conventional automatic, was standard on front-wheel-drive 2.0Ts. The 2.0T quattro models were available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The 3.2 quattros were automatic-only. All body styles could have Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive, but the four-cylinder sedan and convertible were available with front-wheel drive instead.
Standard safety features included antilock brakes, traction control, an antiskid system, front side airbags, rear side airbags, and curtain side airbags. Other available features included a navigation system; Audi’s MMI control for audio, climate, and other functions; a self-opening trunk lid; Audi Drive Select, which allowed the driver to customize steering and suspension settings; blind-spot alert; keyless entry and starting; a wireless cell-phone link; and a rearview camera. With its A4 line, Audi competed against the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Saab 9-3.
A revived and refreshed high-performance S4 sedan joined the 2010 lineup, but the redesigned Cabriolet became part of the A5 series. Offered only with quattro all-wheel drive, the new S4 held a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that generated 333 horsepower. Transmission choices for the S4 includes a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual, which behaved much like an automatic. Riding on 18-inch tires, the S4 had unique exterior and interior trim. Every A4 model had a turbocharged four-cylinder this year, as the V-6 powered 3.2 quattro was discontinued. A4 sedans were available with a CVT and front-wheel drive, but wagons were AWD-only. LED taillamps now were installed on Premium Plus and Prestige models, and the third-generation MMI system gained Sirius traffic information. Bang & Olufsen premium audio was optional on Premium Plus models.
The 2011 Audi A4 2.0T received a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
There were no changes of note to the 2012 Audi A4.
The 2013 Audi A4 got tweaked exterior and interior styling and drops its Avant wagon body style. Also, some new technology options are available.
The Audi A4 had few changes for 2014.