The 2017 Audi A4 is thoroughly updated from the previous-generation A4, even if it doesn’t look like much has changed. There is, however, one bright and shining ray of hope for all involved: this fall its all-wheel drive Quattro version will go on sale with a manual gearbox. You should buy it that way.
Last week German luxury brand Audi—noted purveyor of automobiles with the reliability of a heroin-addicted parent—revealed the all-new Audi A5. And the automotive enthusiast world eagerly looked on, and examined the design, and feasted their eyes on the A5’s sensual curves. And then they asked: That’s it?
Audi has completely updated every panel of the A4 sedan for 2017, though you’d be hard pressed to notice any changes at all. The biggest change you will notice is a hike in the price, with the base A4 now starting at $37,300 before destination fees.
The Audi A4 and S4 are refined, competent sports sedans that offer good value compared to their competitors, but both are due for an update any day now. What do you need to know before you buy an A4? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
Did Quattro save him?
There’s a new Audi A4 for 2016, and it’s bigger and lighter and better. Every body panel has been redesigned, yet you can tell instantly that it’s an Audi A4. As always, Audi has taken the evolutionary approach, and you can tell each little change was handled with as much gravity and focus as each footstep of a…
Audi is set to shift all of its designs in the direction of the low and wide Audi Prologue Concept, but the upcoming new 2016 Audi A4 will just miss that bandwagon. Instead it will be more evolutionary in terms of its design, and these leaked photos of a super incomplete car show where it's going.
Calling the second-generation A4 Quattro a compact executive car is absolutely correct, even it's just a VW Passat with Quattro all-wheel drive and a higher price tag. None of that matters now, because it's a decade-old wagon that remained a nice car to have.
I know most of you would love to think that Valentino Balboni drives something like a Gallardo 550-2 every day, but if you think about it, the Audi A4 makes much more sense.
Although car owners have been customizing their vehicles since the dawn of the automotive age, rarely has a car been known to customize its owner. Until now — when an Audi driver allegedly found his arm branded with the steering wheel's four-ring logo when the airbag deployed.
Audi's updated the A4 line, bearing gifts for efficiency wonks if not for those hoping for freshened visuals. Sure, the headlights are a bit larger by a few millipedes and the hood's got a slightly more dramatic arch. Fine. But boy howdy, check out that Allroad.
Volkswagen said today it would recall nearly 170,000 diesel-powered Golfs, Jettas and Audi A3 to fix a fuel line that could leak. What makes it more interesting is just how hard VW had to work to find the defect.
The Chicago area Audi dealership that refused to help a customer who had his wheels stolen on their lot has finally heard the roar of thousands of Jalopnik readers and forum members. Now he's going to do right by him.
Jason Lee left his new Audi at a suburban Chicago dealership for service last weekend expecting to get his car fixed. Instead, his wheels were stolen. The dealership security cameras? Mysteriously not working. Now the dealership won't help. Update!
Autocar's printing filthy rumors saying VW's planning to foist an R4-platformed car onto Stuttgart as a Porsche 356. Sure, everybody likes the idea of a 356, but not when it's a bastardized, pudgy, nostalgia-riding, baby-boomer-targeted beige-mobile.
The bedlinered Audi A4's been updated. How can you improve on a maintenance-free coating? Paint, shiny silver paint. Oh, and by removing the awful bedlinered wheels too.
The owner of this Audi A4 coated the entire thing in spray-on bedliner after vandals covered the original paint in brake fluid and other chemicals. Forum fan boys at Fourtitude slammed him for the mods, but we think it's hot.
Audis are either finely crafted German luxury cars or glorified Volkswagens, depending on your opinion. This opossum, however, thought an A4 was a house and nested in the engine bay, scaring the hell out of a tech doing regular maintenance.
In case you didn't know it, your headlamps are aimed differently; the driver's side is positioned lower than the passenger side. No problem in the US, but when right-of-way lanes change in Europe, trouble. Audi's got a neat little fix.
Every once in a while, you come across a picture that makes you wonder about the imagined fleets of Albanian guerrilla commanders.