The newly redesigned 2009 Audi A4 Sedan features a more squat stance and a sportier overall appearance than did last year’s model. The A4 is Audi’s smallest sedan model, but it is continuing to grow. In fact, it is only 1.3 inches shorter in its wheelbase than is the Audi A6. That’s a full 6 inches longer than the wheelbase on the 2008 Audi A4. It’s also two inches wider and, including the Toyota Avalon, is the largest vehicle in its class. These dimensional increases grant the 2009 A4 enhanced levels of road-gripping performance and an elevated confidence range as well.
MSRPs for the Audi A4 range from $30,700 up to $48,800 and it comes with an impressive 48-month, 50,000-mile standard warranty. Fuel economy ratings make you feel good delivering 30 mpg on the highways and 23 mpg in the cities. It shares its underpinnings with the soon-to-come A5 and S5. Its lines are expertly-sculpted and it features a new front end that is noticeably aggressive. There are also catchy rows of running lights under each headlight. The longer wheelbase is accentuated with a shorter front overhand to make the car appear less long than it actually is. There has also been a 10 percent decrease in body weight over last year’s model due mainly to the use of “ultra-high-strength steel”.
On the inside, the 2009 A4 by Audi is all class. It features almost Lexus-grade materials and design standards. The seats are crafted from black leather and make a bold statement of elegance when matched with the black door panels. Aluminum accents are placed throughout to complete the pricey look and feel. As for cabin dimensions, they have grown in every respect as well. The seats offer considerably more comfort than did the 2008 ones and the trunk volume has increased by 3.6 cubic feet to 17 cf. The 14-speaker Bang and Olufsen 6-CD, iPod-enabled stereo system also has no problem getting your attention.
Enhanced safety features, both standard and optional continue to keep Audi in the forefront of the industry as a company that cares a lot about you and your family. There are 6 airbags standard and an option to purchase rear-side airbags as well. Engine-wise, the Audi A4 does not fool around; the stock engine pumps out 265 horses from its 3.2L V6/ZF 6-speed transmission combo. It will take you from 0 to 60 mph in only 6.2 seconds. Direct fuel injection and a 2-staged valve lifting system have created a 6 percent increase in fuel efficiency over last year’s model. Reduced bodily weight has also lowered the drag coefficient from 0.31 to 0.29 Cod. Even the new air conditioner offers a ten percent power increase while simultaneously requiring roughly 20 percent less fuel to operate it.
Not surprisingly, the 2009 Audi A4 Sedan is a hot seller and continues to build solid consumer loyalty for the auto giant. The A4 over delivers in almost every respect imaginable. Power, safety, comfort, style, performance and above-average fuel economy make the Audi A4 well worth the price.