2015 Audi A4 Specs, Price and Review

The 2016 Audi A4 is the next generation of the A4 with much more dynamic design and improved technology. Overall, the body doesn’t display much changes, modifications can be noticed in certain spots including a more prominent single-frame grille, new headlights and taillights, flared wheel arches and a more pronounced spoiler.

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Audi’s A4 and S4 for 2015 receive a number of minor improvements, the highlights of which include the addition of last year’s S line style package as standard equipment on all A4s. A 60/40-split rear seat, headlight washers and 3-zone climate control are also now standard on all A4s.

Some luxury cars offer a ride that is too soft without quick reflexes, while others sacrifice ride comfort for more precise cornering (think BMW 3 Series). But with the 2015 Audi A4 sedan, a seductive balance has been struck. The A4 delivers a supple and smooth ride without compromising the performance abilities premium sports sedan buyers have come to expect. The A4’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is one of our favorites, delivering excellent performance and fuel economy, and teamed to choice of three transmissions: an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic, a 6-speed manual or a Multitronic CVT automatic (front-wheel-drive models only). If you value performance above all other attributes, then the high-performance S4 sports sedan with its 333 horsepower is clearly the optimal choice. With its stiffer suspension and standard quattro all-wheel drive, the overall driving experience rates as one of the best in its class.

Exterior

It’s clear from the outlines of the lights, shutlines and styling creases on the spy shots that Audi is sticking with the policy that’s served parent brand VW so well with the latest Golf: merely sharpen the design, and save the real revolutions for the platform and mechanicals.

The new A4 will have much slimmer lights than at present, thanks to power-saving LED tech. At the front, this means more emphasis on the Single frame grille, which, as with the bonnet shutlines and doorskin details, gains sharper contours to mirror the new Audi TT’s razor-sharp creased look. Our exclusive images give a clear indication of how the A4 will mix a clean-cut, square-jawed swagger with a typical saloon profile. A more rakish A5 Sportback will arrive in 2016 and prices for all variants are expected to mirror current levels.

Interior

Audi’s reputation for beautifully-superb interiors is safe with the 2015 A4 luxury sedan. Everything about it is impeccably conceived and finished, from design, layout and materials to assembly. The resulting space is upscale, relaxing, purposeful and even business-like. A handsome 4-spoke steering wheel is standard and a sporty 3-spoke design is optional. Interior trim includes aluminum or wood inlays and attractive uses of lighting, including LED accent lights that illuminate the center console. Leather seating is standard, with available Alcantara inserts, and there are optional sport seats with side bolsters that really hold the occupants in place during more spirited driving.

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Powertrain

The 2015 Audi A4 uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) are standard, while all-wheel drive is available with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Audi estimates that any of these powertrain variations will bring the A4 from zero to 60 mph in 6.2-6.6 seconds, which would be average times for this class.

EPA-estimated fuel economy is 27 mpg combined (24 city/32 highway) for the front-drive model. All-wheel drive and the manual transmission drop that slightly to 26 combined (22 city/32 highway), then further to 25 combined (22 city/31 highway) with AWD and the automatic.

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Standard Equipment

The 2015 Audi A4 line is available in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. Premium leads off with 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, power front seats, leather upholstery, Sirius satellite radio and the Convenience Package, which includes Bluetooth, Homelink, Audi Music Interface connectivity, and the driver information system. For 2015, all A4s now feature S line style package features while Premium Plus models tout unique 18-inch, 10-spoke wheels for a sportier appearance. Keyless unlock/lock and starting is part of the Premium Plus, and Audi drive select is standard on the S4. The Prestige trim also includes navigation and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Optional Equipment

The A4 Prestige package offers further upgrades to the S line package, which includes sport suspension, 19-inch wheels, different front and rear fascias, side skirts, unique doorsills and badging. A4 Prestige models also offer a Driver Assist package, consisting of adaptive cruise control (automatically maintains a distance from a vehicle in front) and adjustment of control dynamics, including steering effort, throttle response and transmission-shift characteristics. The A4 and S4 models also offer a Sport Plus package with high-gloss exterior trim and 19-inch Titanium Rotor design wheels. With the addition of Audi Side Assist, the Navigation package is renamed the Technology package.

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Price

The 2015 Audi A4 will have a base price of $36,500 for the Premium trim, featuring continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive. Higher level trims and additional features will rise the base price up to $60,000. If you want a car with dynamic driving performance and high quality cabin, this is the car, plus it’s much more affordable than the German rivals!

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