The 2017 Audi A4 can no way be called a boring car. It strikes you as soon as you get inside it and see the crisp new Virtual Cockpit making up the instrument cluster, and a large and equally beautiful display atop the center stack.
What makes the A4 special this time around is the fun you’ll have behind the wheel. This is the best A4 yet in that department. Even under heavy provocation, you’re not going to find any understeer, despite the fact that the whole engine block is still hung out over the front axle. The setup provides a great balance between comfort and handling, especially when paired with the optional adaptive damping system.
The 2017 Audi A4 that’ll likely be most popular with American buyers is the A4 2.0 TFSI with Quattro all-wheel drive. It’s downright snappy, thanks to its 252 hp and standard seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The European-spec car will hit 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, according to Audi. The U.S. cars may be even more spry, we’re told, thanks in part to a unique transmission tune. There will be a 2.0-liter TDI diesel with Quattro at launch as well. Front-wheel-drive models follow soon after for the Florida crowd. Sadly, no manual transmission is in the works.