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The Audi A4 isn't adventurous outside, but inside, the virtual cockpit vaults it into the future. It wears an aero-smooth body that doesn't venture too far from the outline that Audi's applied since the A4 was new in 1996, but the details have been progressively crisped up and refactored. The new grille has a more geometrically pleasing look, the front end a more athletic stance, the rear a more pronounced wedge.
Inside, the A4 wraps tomorrow's technology into a cabin that's spartan in the most pleasant way. The strong horizontal theme of the dash harks back to the Audi 4000s of the '80s, from the trim strip of vents that bisects the cabin to the toggle-switch controls that govern the climate control. The subdued cockpit makes the A4's digital displays stand out in even higher contrast: on most models, a wide, high-resolution display switches dynamically from navigation to instrumentation while a center panel follows duplicates and augments that information. It's Boeing-grade interfaces, drilled down to the mainstream sport sedan realm.
Audi's clarified the A4 lineup over time, to the point where the new car only offers one engine available in two states of tune. With its turbo inline-4 and choice between manual and dual-clutch transmissions, the A4's powertrain makes perfect sense for the road ahead.
The late introduction A4 Ultra serves as the entry level, efficiency-oriented model, offering only one configuration and two trim levels: 190 horsepower, the dual-clutch automatic, and front-wheel drive.
The more mainstream, and pricier, A4 boasts 252 hp, but it offers either the 7-speed dual-clutch or a 6-speed manual and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. It's smooth and strong, with 0-60 mph times well below 6 seconds, and a nice, raspy 4-cylinder engine note to its credit. Shifts are mostly neat and clean, and the occasional low-speed hitch is a good reminder that Audi's slushy CVTs of the past are thankfully history.
Excellent straight-line performance by the A4 still nets fuel economy of up to 37 mpg highway—and the A4 makes big strides in ride and handling, thanks to a stiff new body structure and its first-ever adaptive dampers. Its five-link suspension has been redesigned, its electric power steering re-geared, and its brakes re-sorted to give the A4 road manners that come close as can be to the outgoing S4.
Audi has solved its rear-seat issues in the 2017 A4. It's always offered snug, comfortable front seats with long-distance space and support. In the past the A4 slacked off on back-seat accommodations, with a low cushion and not much knee room. The new car's extra inch of wheelbase and additional head room make it perfectly capable of carrying a 6-foot passenger behind a 6-foot driver with some knee room to spare. The trunk is large and regularly shaped, and small-item storage is good; there's even a semi-secret chamber to the left of the steering wheel, big enough for a couple of water bottles.
Audi Drive Select coordinates all the responses from most of the A4's drive system. As before, Drive Select lets drivers alter steering, throttle, transmission, and adaptive-damper tuning through economy to Sport+ modes. There's an Individual mode that will accept settings outside those programmed modes—comfort-oriented steering with quick shifts and sport shocks, for example.
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