2014 Audi A4 | new car review

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 by
2014 Audi A4
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  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good
AEDAED 116,300 - 320,000
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  • 2014 A4
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  • Last modified: December 14, 2014
  • Interior
    Editor: 60%
  • Exterior
    Editor: 65%
  • Quality
    Editor: 75%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 75%

Review Summary:

Up until the introduction of the A1, the A4 was the cheapest way to strut the four rings around town. Those interested in the A4 have a choice of the conservative sedan or the outrageous RS 4 Avant in the region.

Pros

Ridiculous performance if you opt for the RS4
Standard features

Cons

Dull exterior design on the sedan
Lack of creativity with the interior

Looks

Up until the introduction of the A1, the A4 was the cheapest way to strut the four rings around town. From the looks of it, the designers kept this in mind and didn’t put a whole lot of effort into the design of the A4. Though some refer to the styling as conservative, it definitely isn’t a car you’d look back at as you walked away after parking it. Undergoing only minor changes over the past 7 years, the 2014 looks tired, and dare we say, a little boring.

Audi A5 and RS5 Exterior collage

Feels

A sense of deja vu strikes as you glance across the neat and well put together dashboard. A few moments later, you realize the dashboard has been lifted straight out of the A5 with zero alteration or adjustments. In the usual Audi flare, there’s an overwhelming number of buttons, switches and knobs running along the centre console of the A4. Hop into the rear seats and though you temporarily enjoy the capacious legroom, and rear A/C vents, there is no denying that headroom isn’t the best.

Audi A5 and RS5 Interior collage

Engineering

Bluetooth, cruise control, and a sunroof come as standard equipment in the Audi A4. However, for those looking to spec their A4 out further, a plethora of features are available, including a sport exhaust system, adaptive cruise control, lane assist, and blind spot monitoring.

What’s on offer?

The A4 sedan is available with 4 engine choices. The smallest being a 1.8 litre turbo charged unit that puts out 120 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque; while the largest of the range is a 3.0 litre V6 that’s good for 272 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the performance oriented RS4 Avant is fitted with a 4.2 litre engine that catapults the car to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds before topping out at 280 Km/h.

Summing it…

With prices starting from AED 116,300 for the sedan and AED 290,000 for the RS4 Avant, it’s clear which one we’d recommend. Yes, the RS4.

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