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2020 Audi A4: Does it have enough to spoil the 3-series party?

March 25th, 2020: The handsomely-styled 2020 Audi A4 launched in May 2019. It comes with a mid-cycle refresh of 2016 trims, and it looks as promising as the current generation A4 B9 trims. This well-equipped luxury sedan accommodates features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto integration, digital gauge display, and Wi-Fi. However, some of these features might not be available in their standard trims.

The current years A4 competes with BMW 3 Series, Genesis G70, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A5 Sportback, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Presently, it is available in three trims, namely Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The MSRP of these luxury sedans trims ranges between $38,395 and $47,945. Owners have the option to choose either of the two turbocharged engines with a front-wheel-drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) function.

There are many striking exterior and interior features in the refreshed 2020 Audi A4 if you want to check them out, you can visit this website. The exterior features include eyebrow-styled LED headlamps, distinctive bumpers, newly-designed taillamps, broad and better-leveled single-frame grilles, integrated pentagonal twin pipes on the stouter bumper.

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Besides these, the side Quattro blisters of the vehicle are inspired by the concept of the Prologue. Similar changes are visible in the interior of the current year’s A4. These include a 10.1″ infotainment system instead of the 7.0″ display in standard and optional 8.3″ display in previous year’s trims. Other interior features include triple-zone climate control, soothing interior lighting, a powerful sunroof, a steering wheel with three spokes, heated seats for front passengers and the driver. The driver can even make power adjustments for the heat.

Our favorite choice of trim would be the mid-range Premium Plus. The AWD version of this turbocharged four-cylinder trim generates 248 hp and 188 hp. Additionally, it accommodates advanced safety, security, assistance, and infotainment features. These include a wireless charging pad for smartphones, driver’s seat with seating memory, SiriusXM satellite radio, sensors for parking, USB charging ports for rear-seat occupants, and push-button keyless start.

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In addition to these standard features, the interior also upgrades mid-range trim and also has a reconfigurable digital gauge display in its Virtual Cockpit. Both the dominant and fuel-efficient engines have seven-speed automatic transmission. The standard trims are front-wheel-drive (FWD). Owners can also opt for the Quattro AWD system and upgrade the hp of their vehicles.

According to sources, the Prestige trims can reach from 0 to 60-mph in no more than 5.2 seconds. The steering of the A4 is accurate, and it has smooth and engaging body motions. Sharp turners will love the road stability of this car. It doesn’t compromise on ride quality like its rivals. Drivers can ride it smoothly with self-confidence, even on bumpy roads. One of the main features of the sporting sedans is the steering. You can feel that the steering of this car is quiet on highways and even at low-speeds. Also, race car enthusiasts will feel happy with the communicative steering during twists and turns.

Based on our sources, we can estimate that the FWD trim of this car will have an average of 27 mpg while driving in the city and 35 mpg while driving the highway under the EPA estimates. The highway EPA estimate for the previous year, FWD, was 34 mpg.

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Moreover, the standard AWD trims of the current year’s model will showcase 24 and 32 mpg in city and highway, respectively. The previous year, AWD trims had an average of 23 to 34 mpg on cities and highways. Moreover, upon evaluation by the sources, the 2019 Quattro AWD trims had a par on 37 mpg on the highway.

The interior, comfort, and cargo section of the current year’s A4 trims are admirable. The cabin has high-quality, comfortable material seats and covers. It also accommodates a range of infotainment features mentioned earlier. The dashboard of the car is simple and similar to the impeccable design of other models.

The vehicle enhanced driver convenience by adding most of the buttons to the steering wheel and a few at a substantial distance from the passenger and the driver. The second row of the car is spacious and has a rear seat cushion. Those who long for a roomier car should opt for the A4 Allroad wagon instead of this sedan.

Moreover, seat seats in this sedan can be split into a 40/20/40 ratio. Therefore, you can accommodate more stuff and have a rear seat passenger, at the same time. The car can house five average-sized bags. Unfortunately, it has low storage bins and compartments. Other remarkable features in the interior of the vehicle are the infotainment system and connectivity.

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As mentioned earlier, the vehicle has a 10.1″ infotainment system. But this can be controlled through the rotary knob available in the center console. Aside from the range of features mentioned above, the manufacturer provides options to upgrade such as Navigation, satellite SiriusXM radio, and in-car Wi-Fi by opting for packages. A few of these also include the optional 19 speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system and the Virtual Cockpit display. But owners can even add these features separately without opting for packages.

The current years A4 have also received either Good or Superior IIHS ratings under various sections of crashworthiness, crash avoidance & mitigation, and child seat anchors. The NHTSA has also given it an overall five-star rating even though the front driver side rating is four-star. Audi has taken tremendous safety measures because the car has received a five-star rating under the rollover rating section of the NHTSA report.

Also, as of now, there is a visible rollover risk or dynamic tip mentioned under the report. The standard safety, security, and assistance features of this car include daytime running lights, emergency braking, and forward-collision warning. Also, features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, etc. are available as standard or optional features in trims higher than the base version.

Lastly, the manufacturer is currently providing a standard four-year or 50,000-miles limited and powertrain warranty with all of its trims. These models also come along with a one-year or 10,000-miles complimentary scheduled maintenance.

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