2008 Audi A4 Sedan review – Compare 2.0T, 3.2, RS4 – CarMagi

The 2008 Audi A4 Sedan is a full-blooded sport sedan with all the accoutrements necessary for the title. Whether you choose the 2.0T, the 3.2T, or the S-line package, the power is there, as is the luxury. The 2.0T comes with a turbocharged 2.0Liter 200hp 4-cylinder engine that is surprisingly wiry. The 3.2T offers a 3.1Liter 265hp V6 that will also throw you around the track. Both engines come with a choice of 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic. The third trim level, the S-Line adds a sport suspension package, and spoiler, Oh, a 420-hp 4.2-liter V8 engine.

The 3.2 trim level adds quality touches to its interior, including fine leather upholstery and wood accents. Even if you choose the base 2.0T, expect an array of power features such as door locks, windows, and climate control. Add a moonroof and cruise control and you have the makings of a true entry level luxury car. Even id power door locks, tilt, telescoping steering column, and cruise control seem ordinary, the Audi A4 sedan has a few aces up its sleeve.

When compared with two or three of its closest competitors, things look pretty similar, except for the 2008 Audi A4 sedan’s Quattro 4-wheel drive. With years of experience perfecting its drive train, Audi can just sit and let the Quattro do its thing. Nothing else comes close, is so seamless, so trouble-free. Combined with the A4’s anti-lock brakes, multilink suspension, and stability control system, critics are hard-pressed to find anything better.

At 22mpg city and 31mpg highway, the base 2.0T Audi A4 sedan is a strong balance between performance, luxury, and sensibility. This is especially true considering that the A4 has segment leading safety ratings. With its front side, driver side, passenger side airbags, Audi is confident that its Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings will be as solid for 2008 as they were in 2007.

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