Representing the Best in Every Detail, from Refined Design to Advanced Technologies, the All-New 2017 Audi A4 Makes its US Debut in Detroit at NAIAS

  • Sharpened design, excellent driving dynamics, benchmark technology,
    and available quattro® all-wheel drive are just some of the highlights
    of the all-new Audi A4, on sale Spring 2016
  • With class-leading horsepower, the redeveloped 2.0 TFSI® engine
    generates 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • Lightweight aluminum-hybrid construction helps to achieve
    significant weight savings

HERNDON, Virginia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the bestselling model in Audi history, the all-new 2017 A4, with
innovative design and advanced technologies, sets a new benchmark for
the luxury sedan segment. Boasting class-leading horsepower, confidence
inspiring driving dynamics, as well as available driver assistance and
infotainment systems, the A4 represents the best in every detail from
Audi and exceeds the exceptional standards that have become synonymous
with the four rings.

2017 Audi A4

From the redeveloped engine to the available Audi virtual cockpit,
technological innovations found throughout the 2017 Audi A4 provided
inspiration for the precise and striking design details of the all-new
sedan. The exterior has been redesigned to feature sportier proportions
including a horizontal, contoured Singleframe® grille, powerful wheel
arches and a crisp wrap-around shoulder line which flows seamlessly from
the hood to the rear of the vehicle. The interior has a greater feeling
of spaciousness and lightness due to a three-dimensional decorative
inlay that spans from the door panels across the dashboard. Featuring a
completely redeveloped powertrain, the 2.0 TFSI® engine can generate 252
hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. A significant weight savings was achieved
through the aluminum-hybrid lightweight construction. The A4 also
features a suite of advanced infotainment functions including the
available Audi virtual cockpit and a newly designed infotainment system
with standard Audi smartphone integration, which supports Apple CarPlay™
and Google™ Android Auto. An available 19 speaker, 755 watt Bang &
Olufsen 3D Sound System virtually creates a sense of sound
dimensionality offering a revolutionary, life-like musical experience.
With exceptional attention to detail, dynamic handling, sharpened design
and the latest technologies, the ninth generation A4 sets a new standard
in the luxury sedan segment.

Powertrain and Performance

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

                 
MODEL   ENGINE   TRANSMISSION   HORSEPOWER   TORQUE
A4 2.0 TFSI® FWD   2.0 TFSI   Seven-speed FWD S tronic®   252 hp @ 5,600-6,000 rpm   273 lb-ft @ 1,600-4,500 rpm
A4 2.0 TFSI quattro®   2.0 TFSI   Seven-speed quattro S tronic®   252 hp @ 5,600-6,000 rpm   273 lb-ft @ 1,600-4,500 rpm
       

Chassis and Suspension

The powertrain and chassis of the all-new A4 have been completely
redeveloped, allowing for a sportier driving experience and more
comfortable ride for long distances. The newly developed S tronic® dual
clutch transmission melds efficiency with dynamic shifting
characteristics to help optimize fuel consumption. New front five-link
suspension allows for greater steering precision and excellent handling
through optimized steering-rack placement direct at wheel centers.
Handling and comfort enhancements have also improved through the reduced
unsprung weight of lightweight aluminum control-arm components and
revised elastokinematic attributes.

Chassis and suspension features include

  • New generation of the seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission
    for both the front-wheel drive and quattro all-wheel drive vehicles
  • Available quattro all-wheel drive with self-locking center
    differential and wheel-selective torque control (torque vectoring)
  • Standard Audi drive select including four modes – comfort, auto,
    dynamic and individual which allows the driver to change gear shift
    points, steering, damper control and adaptive cruise control
    adjustments
  • Available sport suspension lowers ride height by approximately 23 mm
  • Available adaptive damping suspension (-10 mm ride height) enables
    various suspension and damping combinations which are adjustable via
    Audi drive select

Design and Body

The all-new A4 represents the latest refinements in Audi design, from
the crisp, wrap-around lines emphasizing the vehicle’s length to the
powerful wheel arches that accentuate the vehicle’s performance appeal.
The front of the A4 boasts the signature Singleframe® grille which adds
depth and sporty character and a newly designed clam-shell hood which
flows seamlessly into the shoulder line, giving the A4 a dynamic stance.
The available Audi LED headlights with progressive undercut design
provide a focused look and give the A4 an unmistakable appearance. With
the introduction of LED technology on the Audi R8 and A8, which was then
brought to the mass market on the A4, LED headlights are an Audi
signature and have become an industry standard.

Design and body highlights include:

  • Singleframe® grille with Aluminum-optic surround
  • Standard Audi xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
    and dynamic LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, or optional LED
    headlights
  • Standard power-adjustable and heated exterior side mirrors
  • Standard 17” 5-parallel spoke design wheels with all-season tires,
    optional 18” 5-spoke dynamic design wheels with all-season tires or
    optional 19” Audi Sport 10-V spoke design wheels with summer tires
  • Available special First Edition package includes front sport seats
    with seat ventilation, aluminum Trimarin inlays, three-spoke
    multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel and 18” Audi Sport®
    5-arm pylon design Black/Silver-finish wheels with all-season tires

Interior

The refined interior of the A4, reminiscent of the award-winning
interior in Audi’s flagship sedan, the A8, includes greater attention to
detail through functional refinements and additional driver-focused
technologies. The acoustic windshield was designed to help keep
cabin-noise to an exceptionally low level and standard ambient LED
interior lighting creates a positive sense of space and highlights the
high-quality materials throughout the interior. In addition, the all-new
A4 features improved interior space with increased shoulder and head
clearance for the driver and front-seat passenger as well as increased
rear legroom.

Interior features include:

  • Three-spoke multifunction steering wheel
  • Standard ambient LED lighting
  • Standard three-zone automatic climate control with wing-design
    wrap-around dashboard and diffuser air vent helps recreate natural
    airflow
  • 8-way power front seats with 4-way power lumbar support for driver
  • Standard power sunroof with tilt and sliding functionality
  • Split-folding rear seatback with 40/20/40 configuration including
    center armrest and cup holders

Technology

The Audi A4 offers benchmark infotainment features such as the available
Audi virtual cockpit and for the first time, a full-color head-up
display, both bring relevant driving information directly front and
center for the driver.

Technology features include:

  • Available Audi virtual cockpit features a large, 12.3-inch
    display that delivers vibrant color at 60 frames per second with
    NVIDIA® quad core processing power. The virtual cockpit helps make
    viewing and navigating via the large Google Map images supported with
    4G LTE (where available) easier on the drivers’ eyes. It also allows
    for a better view of the road ahead through full map display and a
    placement directly in front of the driver. A high mount 7-inch center
    MMI® display is standard or an available 8.3-inch with MMI Navigation
    Plus package.
  • Available full-color head-up display, projecting relevant
    driving information directly in the driver’s field of vision.
  • The available Bang & Olufsen® 3D Advanced Sound System
    option creates a completely new in-car audio experience, specifics
    include:

    • 19 speakers, 755 watts
    • 16-channel Class D amplifier
    • Anodized aluminum speaker grille insert with “Dynamic Line” design
  • In addition to the traditional MMI® scroll wheel capabilities, the
    optional MMI all-in-touch (MMI® navigation plus package)
    features a completely redesigned menu structure and an all-new MMI
    search, which operates similar to an Internet search engine making
    text input simpler and quicker.

Audi connect

Audi connect packages together all applications that connect the A4 with
the internet, the owner and the surrounding infrastructure. New and
improved functions include online traffic info, weather updates, fuel
prices, Apple Siri® Eyes Free integration, internet radio streaming as
well as picture navigation, read-aloud personalized news headlines and
Twitter® alerts, among other features.

Supported by 4G LTE (where available), newly available in-car Audi
connect infotainment, security and service features include:

  • Vehicle services such as vehicle status report, online roadside
    assistance and service interval notification
  • Automatic Crash Notification (SOS)
  • Manual Emergency Call (SOS)
  • Stolen Vehicle Locator

The Audi connect mobile application has also been updated to support new
remote services designed for the US market which including Curfew,
Speed, and Valet Alerts, remote lock and unlock capability and online
car finder.

Driver Assistance:

The all-new A4 incorporates many driver assistance features that are
designed to help drivers navigating the road and traffic while making
their driving experience more enjoyable.

Driver assistance features:

  • In the case of an impending collision, Audi pre sense® basic
    can intervene to prepare the vehicle for impact. This process includes
    beginning to close the side windows and panoramic sunroof,
    pretensioning the front safety belts, and preparing the brake system
    for a quicker response during an unexpected or emergency maneuver.
  • Standard Audi pre sense city detects cornering and stationary
    vehicles as well as pedestrians, at speeds of up to 52 mph and can
    initiate full braking when a potential collision is detected.
  • Available traffic sign recognition including vehicle speed
    warning detects speed limits and displays the information in the Audi
    virtual cockpit or driver information system. Additionally, the system
    evaluates various driving conditions, no passing zones and school and
    construction zones.
  • Audi pre sense rear (available on Premium Plus models and
    standard with Prestige trim) helps monitor the traffic following the
    vehicle and takes similar actions to Audi pre sense basic.
  • Vehicle exit assist (as part of Audi pre sense rear) can help
    prevent accidents with a side assist warning light, which blinks and
    notifies the driver when vehicles or cyclists are approaching from
    behind as the vehicle doors are opened.
  • Rear cross traffic alert (as part of Audi pre sense rear)
    supports the driver when reversing out of a perpendicular parking
    space. Indicator arrows in the MMI® display can inform the driver of
    approaching vehicles, and in critical situations, a warning tone and
    brake jolt can be applied, prompting the driver to stop the vehicle.
  • In the event that a sharp maneuver is needed to avoid a collision, collision
    avoidance assist
    supports the driver when turning into the
    adjacent lane.
  • Turn assist (as part of the Driver Assistance package) can
    detect the approach of oncoming traffic, when making a left-hand turn
    at an intersection (when the vehicle is stopped or under 7 mph and
    turn signal is activated).
  • Optional Adaptive cruise control with stop & go and
    traffic jam assist
    automatically maintains distance from the
    vehicle in front, including braking and accelerating to help maintain
    a set distance. Between 0-37 mph, traffic jam assist combines
    acceleration, braking and steering guidance, which can take the stress
    out of driving in congested traffic.

Pricing Detail

Model year 2017 A4 starting manufacturer suggested retail prices:

             
MODEL   PREMIUM   PREMIUM PLUS   PRESTIGE
A4 2.0 TFSI®   $37,300   $41,100   $45,900
A4 2.0 TFSI quattro®   $39,400   $43,200   $48,000
     

*Prices above exclude destination charge ($950), taxes, title, options,
and dealer charges.

The all-new entry A4 starts at $37,300* compared to $35,900 for the
outgoing model. This ninth generation A4 is now equipped with
significant powertrain improvements and an expanded list of standard
equipment including keyless start/stop, rearview camera, Audi smartphone
interface, LED interior lighting, digital 3-zone automatic climate
control and Audi pre sense city.

For more information on the 2017 Audi A4, please visit www.audiusa.com.

Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while
distracted.

Driver assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving.
See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

Audi connect should only be used when it is safe and appropriate. Audi
connect services and features are optional, provided with the support of
authorized affiliated and third party service providers, and may require
additional subscriptions with separate terms and conditions. Available
on select models. Certain services collect location information, see
Terms of Service for information about how to disable and for other
details.

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