There’s so much to like about the new 2017 Audi A4. For 2017, some of the highlights that it tags along include new safety and technology features, more horsepower, and an all-new interior design. Again, it’s impeccably appointed cabin, spacious backseat, user-friendly technology interface, and improved dynamics maybe just what you could be looking for in a small luxury sedan. Its release date, price, interior and exterior changes, engine specifications and whatnot are covered in depth below.
Relative to the previous model it is replacing, a lot has happened to the new model. It grows bigger and is lightweight than the outgoing model, just to name but a few of the changes. Audi’s efforts in improving the A4’s comfort, and technologies is indeed a blessing to would-be buyers as the vehicle comes chocked with premium accessories and materials. This is unsurprising however, given the pace at which other brands are closing in.
Although there are a myriad of unique changes, the new Audi A4 comes with an unmistakable resemblance to other Audi models. However, a quick preview of the exterior reveals that the curved lines present on the 2016 A4 have been replaced by straighter and angular ones in the new model. When it comes to the Interior, Audi’s reputation of offering an impeccable cabin quality thanks to all-new designs is maintained. The redesigned dash-top screen, updated controller, Virtual Cockpit gauges, and a revised MMI infotainment system, represent a great leap forward in terms of functionality and aesthetics.
Beneath the hood, the new Audi A4 2017 comes with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 273 lbs. ft. of torque and 252 horsepower. And just like the previous model, the new model comes with both FWD and an AWD (Quattro) system. The latter is however optional. With the engine under the hood, buyers should expect the 2017 A4 to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 6.1 seconds. Fuel economy is estimated to be 28 mpg in combined highway/city cruising.
Not startlingly, the new model boasts of new entertainment and safety features that will indeed help it navigate in this highly competitive sedan segment. some of the features that will aid it in keeping up with the Joneses include an Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone app integration, a rearview camera, emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and a rearview camera.
Inasmuch as the new A4 is set for re-imagination, we’re impressed by the features it comes with even in its basic form. However, it still faces a challenging task in beating other well-rounded vehicles such as BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS, and the Acura TLX.
2017 Audi A4 Release Date & Price
The new Audi A4 2017 price starts from an MSRP of around $48,700. Its release date should be expected in early 2017. Leasing is available as well.
2017 Audi A4 Exterior
The new 2017 Audi A4 is sporty and performance oriented but still manages to focus its attention too on comfort. The steering and suspension filter out disturbances on mundane driving conditions. Driving dynamics are further improved by the available adjustable shock absorbers, electromechanical power steering, and the Audi drive select driving-dynamics system. The A4 Avant and the regular model, by and large, set the benchmark here thanks to the plenty of driver assistance systems available. Stylistically, the new A4 stands out from its peers thanks to the variety of exterior cues available. There are about fourteen hues to choose from in terms of the available colors. Dimensionally, however, in comparison to the A4 Avant, it’s slightly longer and taller. The headlights and taillights have remained unchanged from the previous form.
2017 Audi A4 Interior
When it comes to the interior, there are tons of accessories and features available. Some of the standard equipment available include LED interior ambient lighting, a sunroof, a seven-inch central display, Bluetooth connectivity, two SD-card slots, a CD player, a 10-speaker audio system, a rear view camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a tri-zone automatic climate control.
The new Audi A4 2017 is available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels.
Beneath the hood, the new 2017 Audi A4 comes equipped with a four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at 252 horsepower and 273 lbs. ft. of torque. A seven-speed automated manual is available as the default transmission system. It does 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds.
In government crash test impact safety, the previous model scored a perfect five star out o the possible five for impact safety. Five for total front and rear safety, and four stars for total side protection. The new model should even better the ratings given its pristine all-rounded outlook.