In a world of automotive extroverts, the 2024 Audi A4, like its A6 and A8 sedan brethren, is the sturdy, silent kind. It might lack the pomp and adornment of some rivals, however it’s obtained confidence and a well-appointed model all its personal. That stands for its dynamic aptitude, too; it’s a premium sedan first, however gained’t depart you wanting when the need for a little bit enjoyable arises. Its turbocharged four-cylinder engines have sufficient muscle to maintain issues attention-grabbing, and normal all-wheel drive and taut suspension tuning convey balanced dealing with and foul-weather grip. The inside takes the strong-silent-type factor to coronary heart, and though fastidiously assembled with premium supplies and a spotlight to element, a bit extra playful model would possibly lighten the temper. Certainly, the identical could possibly be mentioned of the considerably staid exterior styling. However whereas rivals just like the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the Genesis G70, and to a lesser extent the Mercedes-Benz C-class, proceed to guide with their seems and comply with with extra driver engagement, the A4 continues to ship its personal model of quietly expressed high quality, a uncommon attribute within the immediately’s market.
What’s New for 2024?
The A4’s normal tools roster grows for 2024 with the inclusion of adaptive cruise management, lane-keeping help, parking help, and a heated steering wheel; all fashions apart from the bottom A4 40 get distant engine begin performance by way of the myAudi app. The Navigation bundle provides site visitors signal recognition, which additionally prompts Predictive adaptive cruise management. Within the model division, Arkona White replaces Ibis White throughout the A4 lineup and Progressive Purple metallic, accessible on the A4 45 and S4 fashions, replaces Tango Purple metallic.
Pricing and Which One to Purchase
The bottom Premium trims are up $1100 for the 40 and $1000 for the 45, however pricing for the remainder of the 2024 lineup stays unchanged. Offsetting that markup is the new-for-2024 inclusion of adaptive cruise management, lane-keeping help, parking help and a heated steering wheel as normal tools. Nonetheless, the mid-range Premium Plus trim is sensible because it bundles collectively
18-inch wheels, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, a prime view digicam system, a reconfigurable digital gauge show, a wi-fi charging pad, reminiscence settings for the driving force’s seat, blind-spot monitoring, and distant engine begin performance by way of the myAudi app. We would counsel the extra highly effective 45 powertrain—it makes 60 extra horsepower than the 40—and it is a comparatively cheap $1600 improve.
Engine, Transmission, and Efficiency
Audi provides the A4 in two strengths: 40 and 45. Each are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a 12-volt hybrid system and all-wheel drive; the 40 makes 201 horsepower, whereas the 45 ups the output to 261. Though we would love a six-speed handbook, a seven-speed dual-clutch automated is the one transmission. The well-equipped A4 45 we drove scooted to 60 mph in a speedy 4.8 seconds, and the automated shuffled gears rapidly and easily. Exact steering, well-controlled physique motions, and powerful roadholding mix to make the A4 a pointy, if not class-defining, handler. Equally as spectacular is its damping, which instinctively treads the road between consolation and sharp reflexes with balanced outcomes. Steering really feel, so essential in a sedan with sporting overtones, is subdued at decrease speeds and on the freeway. Nonetheless, virtually as if by magic, the steering turns into pleasantly communicative whenever you push the automobile on twisty roads.
Gas Economic system and Actual-World MPG
The Audi A4 40 is EPA-rated for 26 mpg metropolis and 35 mpg freeway. That’s really a slight enchancment of two mpg in each measures over the 2023 mannequin. The official A4 45 numbers aren’t in but, however we anticipate them to match or fall inside 1 mpg of the 40 in every metric. That mentioned, the final A4 45 mannequin we ran on our 75-mph freeway fuel-economy route, which is a part of our in depth testing routine, returned a stable 33 mpg. For extra details about the A3’s gasoline financial system, go to the EPA’s website.
Inside, Consolation, and Cargo
Like many of the present Audi lineup, the A4 blends modern design cues with sharp expertise and high quality supplies to create a clear, useful upscale cabin surroundings. Most controls and switches are positioned for straightforward entry and function with a satisfying tactile really feel. The A4 does a commendable job of carving out passenger house from its comparatively compact footprint. Rear seating is spacious, with 35.7 inches of legroom, and an ordinary sunroof contributes to the ethereal feeling. Storage bins and cubbies are on the small facet, nevertheless, however the trunk provides 12 cubic toes, which is about common for the category. We managed to cram 5 carry-on suitcases into the trunk, and the A4’s again seat folds in a helpful 40/20/40 break up, making it straightforward to accommodate longer objects akin to fishing poles and skis. As with lots of the sedans within the entry-luxury class, the A4 is accommodating however not capacious; select the A4 Allroad wagon for those who want extra plentiful cargo house.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The A4’s infotainment system consists of a ten.1-inch touchscreen with wonderful picture high quality. For 2024, all A4 45 fashions get distant begin performance by way of the myAudi app.
All A4 fashions on the Premium Plus trim stage profit from an accessible Navigation bundle (normal on Status Trim) that now consists of site visitors signal recognition which is built-in into the adaptive cruise management. Extra normal options are beneficiant and embody Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two USB ports, and voice command. SiriusXM satellite tv for pc radio, and in-car Wi-Fi are included in varied possibility packages, as is a extra highly effective Bang & Olufsen audio system with 19 audio system. A cool digital gauge show that Audi calls Digital Cockpit is elective, and we extremely advocate it.
Security and Driver-Help Options
Audi has considerably upped the A4’s normal security content material and driver-assistance options for 2024, making adaptive cruise management, lane-keeping help and parking help normal. Beforehand solely accessible on pricey higher trim ranges, they add a brand new layer to the A4’s worth. For extra details about the A4’s crash-test outcomes, go to the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS) web sites. Key security options embody:
- Customary adaptive cruise management
- Customary automated emergency braking with forward-collision warning
- Customary lane-departure warning with lane-keeping help
Guarantee and Upkeep Protection
Audi’s guarantee protection is strictly common amongst luxurious manufacturers, and it provides no complimentary scheduled upkeep protection, not like BMW.
- Restricted guarantee covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
- Powertrain guarantee covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
- No complimentary scheduled upkeep
2021 Audi A4 45 TFSI Quattro
front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
PRICE AS TESTED
$53,840 (base value: $41,945)
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, iron block and aluminum head, direct gasoline injection
121 in3, 1984 cm3
261 hp @ 6500 rpm
273 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
7-speed dual-clutch automated
Suspension (F/R): multilink/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 13.3-in vented disc/13.0-in vented disc
Tires: Continental SportContact 6, 245/35R-19 93Y RO2
Wheelbase: 111.0 in
Size: 187.5 in
Width: 72.7 in
Top: 56.2 in
Passenger quantity: 92 ft3
Trunk quantity: 12 ft3
Curb weight: 3705 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 4.8 sec
100 mph: 12.9 sec
120 mph: 20.7 sec
Rolling begin, 5–60 mph: 5.6 sec
High gear, 30–50 mph: 2.8 sec
High gear, 50–70 mph: 3.7 sec
1/4 mile: 13.5 sec @ 102 mph
High velocity (governor restricted): 126 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 149 ft
Braking, 100–0 mph: 304 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.97 g
Standing-start accel instances omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Noticed: 26 mpg
75-mph freeway driving: 33 mpg
Freeway vary: 500 miles
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Mixed/metropolis/freeway: 27/24/31 mpg
C/D TESTING EXPLAINED
Extra Options and Specs