2008 Audi A4 | new car review

Posted on Sep 17, 2008 by

Bread and butter for the German manufacturer, the A4 provides pretty well something for everybody, from the family car to the stunning S4, in estate and convertible variants as well as the four door sedan.

The A4 was revamped in late 2007. It is the third generation of this model series; is bigger than its predecessor and has gained in popularity. The new A4 arrived in the Middle East in the first quarter of 2008 with completely new treatment from proportions, exterior and interior styling, to its mechanical layout and superb build quality.

Inside the new A4, the ambience is spacious. All controls are meticulously located and fit and finish is of high order. Standard fare includes, LED daylight running lights, three-zone automatic air conditioning, front seats with lumbar support and ventilation, MMI, bitless intelligent key which stores the vehicle’s service info and the Bang & Olufsen audio system. Also available is ‘Audi Side Assist’ (for safe lane changes) and ‘Audi parking System Advanced’ with rear-view camera.

The A4 gets a new dynamic interactive driver-focused system that Audi calls ‘drive select’. This package is the key to the car’s handling and spirited performance as it electronically integrates components and systems into a single system which includes transmission shifts, steering feel and suspension settings, with up to 24 combinations available to create a truly individual driving profile through the user-friendly menu on the dash.

Two FSI engines and choice of front or all-wheel drive and transmissions are offered. Entry level models get a front-wheel-drive, in-line four-cylinder, 160hp 1.8-litre turbo mated to a CVT, while the top model gets the 265hp 3.2-litre FSI V6 quattro mated to a six-speed Tiptronic automatic.

The A4 range also encompasses the powerful and sporty S4 and RS4 variants which take driving dynamics to an altogether different level.

Technical Specifications
Engine1.8-litre 4-cyl2.0-litre 4-Cyl2.0-litre 4-Cyl3.2-litre V64.2-litre V84.2-litre V8
Power163 bhp130 bhp200 bhp255 bhp344 bhp420 bhp
Torque225 Nm195 Nm280 Nm330 Nm410 Nm430 Nm
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic6-Manual
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 110000 – upto 312000*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

 

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