Audi A4 – Prices, History, Engine, Interior & Exterior, Features

The Audi A4 is manufactured by Audi, a Volkswagen subsidiary since 1994. The A4 is available as a 5-seat 4-door sedan or as a 5-seat 5-door wagon (Avant). The A4 falls in Audi’s compact executive car lineup, and it is one of Audi’s most important models as it helped the automaker reinvent itself in the nineties.

The A4 has undergone several upgrades since its inception and is currently in its 5th (2015 – 2023) generation.

When the A4 was released in 1994 its value was very clear: it was to be a high-end exclusive mid-sized car with high sophistication and modern technologies. 

In the early 1990s, many households had to tighten their belts, and the A4 helped them realize that. It was relatively efficient and reliable even after many years of continuous use. The interior quality and production precision represented a good return on the investment.

The A4 has carried on these qualities and more to this day. The 2020 Audi A4 is a well-equipped, quick accelerating, nice-driving, and handsomely styled luxury car.
In this article, we will focus on the 2020 A4 to see how far the A4 has come and how great a car it is, to just shed some light. Please read on.

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Interior & Exterior

Interior

The 2020 A4 has a modern-looking interior that balances form and function with fine materials and easily accessible technological features. The dashboard design is simple and sparkling like a gemstone. The buttons and switches on the A4 are placed right where they are supposed to be and feel effective when you use them.
The A4 comes with leather upholstery as standard, with spacious rear seats, among the best in its class offering great legroom, headroom, shoulder room, and nicely shaped and supportive cushions. The front seats are also so generous, with ample legroom, headroom, and supportive cushions. As is the case with most entry-level luxury sedans, the A4 is accommodating but not roomy. If you need some extra room, then you can opt for the A4 wagon which comes with plentiful cargo space. The A4’s back seat split folds in the 40/20/40, creating room for accommodating even longer items. The Sedan has a 480-liter boot with seats up, and 925-liters of boot space with the rear seats folded, while the wagon offers 490-liters of boot space with rear seats in place and 1510-liters with the rear seats folded.
The A4 comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system that can also be controlled by a rotary dial on the center console. This system includes features such as Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, and voice command. Navigation. Other features include SiriusXM satellite radio and optional features such as in-car Wi-Fi, Bang & Olufsen audio system with 19 speakers, and a digital gauge display.

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Exterior

The 2020 Audi A4 has new standard LED headlights and taillights, with the option for matrix-style LED headlights. The shield-style grille is well pronounced keeping the A4 design fresh. This reshaped grille appears stocky and stronger, bringing the A4 closer to its newly designed siblings such as the A6 and A7.

The A4 wagon is fitted with 19-inch wheels with a titanium finishing and features a rear spoiler at the top of the rear tailgate. 

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Safety

The A4’s safety is so impressive, it achieved the full five-star safety rating from European safety regulators Euro NCAP, five stars from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTS), and Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Some of the safety features include ‘Turn Assist’, which prevents you from mistakenly turning across the front of oncoming traffic, ‘Exit Warning’ which detects oncoming traffic and warns passengers to not open their doors, ‘Adaptive Cruise Control’ which maintains a pre-set speed or keep distance from the car in front.

The optional Matrix LED headlights make use of separately controlled reflectors and lighting elements to dim high beams when it detects other road users or other sources of light. By using GPS information it can also determine whether to switch from left-hand to right-hand traffic illumination.

On the rear seat, there are two Isofix child seat mounting points.

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Engine and Fuel consumption

The 2020 Audi A4 comes fitted with one of the engines below.

  • The inline 4-cylinder 1.5-liter turbocharged 35 TFSI engine produces 150hp with average fuel consumption of 18 km/l, 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds, a maximum top speed of 225 km/h. The car is driven by the front wheels (FWD) via a 7-speed Dual-clutch Automatic transmission.
  • The inline 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged 40 TFSI engine produces 190hp with average fuel consumption of 17 km/l, 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, a maximum top speed of 240 km/h. The car is driven by the front wheels (FWD) via a 7-speed Dual-clutch Automatic transmission.
  • The inline 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged 45 TFSI engine produces 245hp with average fuel consumption of 16 km/l, 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds, a maximum top speed of 250 km/h. This engine is used on either the front-wheel-drive (FWD) or the all-wheel-drive Quattro models, with power transferred via a 7-speed Dual-clutch Automatic transmission.
  • The inline 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged 30 TDI diesel engine produces 136hp with average fuel consumption of 18 km/l, 0 to 100 km/h in 10.6 seconds, a maximum top speed of 204 km/h. The car is driven by the front wheels (FWD) via a 7-speed Automatic transmission.
  • The inline 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged 35 TDI diesel engine produces 163hp with average fuel consumption of 17 km/l, 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds, a maximum top speed of 220 km/h. The car is driven by the front wheels (FWD) via a 7-speed Dual-clutch Automatic transmission.
  • The inline 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged 40 TDI diesel engine produces 190hp with average fuel consumption of 23 km/l (17 km/l for AWD model), 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds, a maximum top speed of 240 km/h. This engine is used on either the front-wheel-drive (FWD) or the all-wheel-drive Quattro models, with power transferred via a 7-speed Dual-clutch Automatic transmission.

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The Verdict

Not only is the 2020 Audi A4 desirable and well rounded, but its confidence-inspiring driving dynamics also make it one of the better sports sedans at this price point.

From this article, we conclude that: the new 2020 Audi A4 is desirable, well-rounded, comfortable, dynamic, and offers a pretty high level of driving experience. For you to discover these incredible qualities of the A4, consider buying yourself one from BE FORWARD.

Originally published Jan 8, 2020, updated Jul 1, 2021

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Written by: Samuel H. Mponezya

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