The 2014 Audi A4 and S4 are trim, tech-savvy choices to the usual German luxury sedans, and to one stunningly excellent American one. For 2014, the Audi A4 produces 220 horsepower, up from 211 a year earlier. This edition will be very popular sedan in USA and Europe. Audi A4 follow tradition with this model.
Design – Interior and Exterior
The A4’s styling is well-resolved and enticing to consumers in the market for their initial entry-level high-end automobile. As the most cost effective Audi to wear the brand’s LED running illuminate front, the A4 is instantaneously a competitor against upstarts like the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima.
The adaptive xenon lights bundle that includes the latest LED design is typical on the Premium Plus and Prestige trimmings, which likewise brings along an upgraded S-line exterior trim set. No images are yet offered of the A4 putting on the new-for-2014 Black Optics packagee, which removes the chrome grille surround and the glass trim brightwork.
Despite some quite conventional styling, the A4 lugs some appealing upward folds in its lesser sill panels to aid the form really feel a lot more vibrant. The shared nose style with larger Audi sedans aids the little A4 to command focus in traffic.
The most up to date taillights have a strong LED band near all-time low of the lens and a re-profiled torso lid with a refined flip near the edge. In base-level Premium autos, the LED taillights are conventional however the LED Daytime running lights are part of a $1,000 optional added.
The A4’s interior is still a wonderful spot to be, especially compared with lots of jam-packed midsize vehicles that overlap in the A4’s $35,000 price variety.There is a distinct feeling of high quality and eminence not simply concerning the dash and controls, but the seats, the headliner fit and quality, and numerous various other tiny details. Everything merely feels glamorous and installed permanently.
The addition of the typical Convenience Package points out to Audi is in touch with consumer demands, also at the bottom of its assortment. This plan includes Bluetooth phone calls, a Homelink garage-door opener and the Audi music user interface to manage portable media through a USB web link.
The A4 comes specification with a 6.5-inch MMI Radio Plus main control unit and a 180-watt stereo. These are both comprehensive and great of important features. This includes Bluetooth audio system, as well as a trial registration to AudiConnect for Google Earth assimilation.
The various other major method the A4 brings to the interior competition is a conventional Audi Drive Select to alter the setups of the throttle, suspension, vibrant steering and transmission. It can vary from comprehensive comfort to complete sporting activity mode. This is an uncommon introduction on such an inexpensive Audi.
The inside can be found in black or grey natural leather with a few wood trim choices readily available to replace cleaned aluminum. The attractive Layered Oak is available and looks great with the light weight aluminum trims around the center passage.As in the past, the torso is tight at just over 12 cubic-feet yet extendable through the conventional split-fold rear seat. Surprisingly, this is a function that is not always available on the BMW 3 set and Lexus IS250.
The engine and fuel economy
Every 2014 Audi A4 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that generates 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive and a regularly variable transmission (CVT) are standard, while all-wheel drive is readily available with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automated transmission. Audi approximates that any one of these powertrain variants will certainly bring the A4 from no to 60 in 6.2-6.6 seconds, which would be an ordinary time for this course.
EPA-estimated gas economy is 24 mpg city/32 mpg freeway and 27 mpg incorporated with FWD and the CVT. It goes down a little to 22/32/26 with AWD and the manual transmission, and afterwards further to 20/29/24 with AWD and the automatic.
The 2014 Audi A4 is rather efficient for a compact luxury car in base form, as well as in high-performance S4 guise, is much more reliable compared to several of its rivals.The A4 car’s solitary four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-liter engine can be paired with 3 different transmissions. The most effective gas mileage features the CVT-equipped, front-wheel-drive base model, at 24 mpg city, 32 mpg road, and 27 mpg integrated.
Updating to quattro all-wheel drive and the eight-speed automated transmission, the A4 fees 20 mpg city, 29 mpg freeway, and 24 mpg integrated. With the handbook, the A4 quattro scores gas mileage of 22/32/26 mpg per the EPA.The 333-horsepower, 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 quattro Audi S4 acquires, naturally, poorer gas mileage because of its higher power outcome, yet is still fair at 18 mpg city, 28 mpg freeway, and 21 mpg incorporated when equipped with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission; the hands-on S4 rates 17/26/20 mpg.
2014 Audi A4 Safety and Price
The 2014 Audi A4 is a really good performer in both National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash examinations, gaining a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS and five superstars overall from the NHTSA.
Along with its solid safety scores, the 2014 A4 and S4 additionally consist of enough basic security equipment, including: double front, side, and curtain airbags; security and traction control; and active headrests (consisting of three throughout the lumbar).Optional security tools could additionally boost the safe-driving encounter, with a rearview cam, blind-spot and lane-departure caution device, adaptive boat trip control, and adaptive back thorax air bags all offered for purchase.
We’ve updated the 2014 Audi A4 to a 9 on our 10-point security scale, an increase of one factor from last year’s 9, on the durability of its across-the-board five-star rankings from the NHTSA and its IIHS Top Safety Pick classification.
Producer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2014 Audi A4 begins just under $34,000 for a Premium trim with CVT and front drive. Tons on the two package deals offered for Prestige (S line and Driver Assist) and your A4 will be well over $50,000. In terms of resale value, the Audi A4 does not do as well as the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class or Lexus IS.