2009 Audi A4 Revitalizing Audi Brand

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2009 Audi A4

The 2009 Audi A4 holds a distinction of itself as one of the models of Audi that has revived the brand. The current A4 is the 4th generation of Audi A4 and comes in three different configurations – sedan, wagon and convertible.

The sedan and wagon are actually in their fourth generation, but the convertible configuration has been launched for the first time in A4 segment. Compared to earlier models the 2009 Audi A4 has better and spacious interiors, luxury, comfort level, improved driving dynamics, better aerodynamic designs, aesthetic exteriors, and specifications.

It comes loaded with high tech gadgets and well furnished interiors. The Audi A4 convertible is still under manufacturing process and has not hit the market yet.

Overview

2009 Audi A4 has more comfort, more safety, and wider range of innovative systems, improved driving pleasure and technical equipment that you become the supreme authoritarian of the vehicle as you drive sitting inside the comfortable cockpit. The car has really been outstanding when it comes to performance and comfort.

According to various sources like Topgear, MSN Autos, Yahoo Autos, the new Audi A4 falls in the line of generation of cars like R8 and A5 that has really learnt how to ride. It has been able to highlight features that define new cars and demand of present generation! Let us have a detailed report on various aspects of the car.

Interior Comfort

As already stated the 2009 Audi A4 is much better now. The car is quiet, composed and comfortable than earlier A4s. The interior of the car has roomy space and comes equipped with new attractive décor. A ride in it feels like a class above. You have high level of comfort in this car.

The focus of the vehicle’s interior is in the cockpit and comfort packages that the car provides like cruise control, driver information system, and alike that make the cabin a completely functional ambience. The interior of Audi A4 depicts high attentive and skilled craftsmanship. Clear cut structures and strong shapes make an exclusive ambience inside the sedan.

Usage of high grade leather, fabrics, aluminum, wood and other such material in decorating the interior provides statement of styling that is very rare. 2009 Audi A4 has received highest ratings from critics for its glossy and luxurious interior. All the functional elements are located just at places where they are needed for the driver and can be immediately handed.

Ergonomic seats, comfort oriented attributes, active heat restraints, sidegaurd head rest protection, air bag system and comprehensive safety features make the sedan a pleasure to drive it.

Exterior Enhancements

A4 has some changes in its exterior designing too that provide great and muscular looks to the car. 2009 Audi A4 has now the Audi’s signature LED running lights that was first seen on R8 sports car. The car is equipped with single piece radiator grill which is the new language of design for additional strength.

The car has gentle curves, and strong lines which provide physicality to the beast. Two flat taillights put the accent on the rear end styling of the car. 16, 17, and 18 inch steel or alloy wheels depend on the engine specs of your car. The wheels of 2009 Audi A4 provide highly individual touch to the vehicle.

Engine and Performance

2009 Audi A4 is comes with two engine specifications – it is either equipped with 2.0 TFSI 4 cylinder engine which has quite good power and performance. The 140bhp is reasonably quick and the car accelerates 0-62mph in 9.4 seconds. It can be configured wit either two wheel drive or Audi’s Quattro all wheel drive system. This new Quattro system distributes power dynamically and asymmetrically between all four wheels. If one wheel loses grips the new system will redistribute the power for effective driving.

But the greatest rejoice of the car is the 3.2 FSI V6 engine. This engine is offered exclusively for the sedan and has the new Quattro all wheel drive system and 6-speed Tiptronic transmission. It pumps out a power of torque of 330 Nm @ 3000 rpm and 265 PS @ 6500 rpm. The engine can enable you to receive the feat of 0-62mph in just 6.4 seconds. This powerful engine is comparatively less thirsty than other engines of the same configuration in other cars.

Mileage

The tank capacity of 2009 Audi A4 depends on the model of engine. A 64-liter capacity tank is fitted in 3.2 FSI model and 70-liter capacity for 2.0 TFSI. Both the engines are wonderful in providing superb mileage. The 2.0 liter TFSI can endow with you a mileage of 35 mpg on highways and 28 mpg on city roads, while the powerful 3.2 FSI can offers nearly 27 mpg on highways and 20 mpg on city roads.

Handling

The 2009 Audi A4 is a superb competent car which never loses it composure. Whether you drive Quattro all wheel drive or two wheel drive, the vehicle has wonderful control and handling that can really match and high end cars. The handling of BMW 3 Series is almost comparable to this car. The car provides the driver to experience superior road handling and have ample control over the car. It shifts smoothly and quickly.

The new and unique ‘Drive Select Technology’ of Audi A4 enables you to choose either ‘Dynamic’ or ‘Comfort’ drive modes only by operating buttons that are located at comfortable place in the vehicle. Overall it is a good performer with new engine specs, transmission control, suspension, steering and new Quattro technology system.

Safety

Audi has taken exceptional care to safety standards on 2009 Audi A4. All new generation safety features are equipped in the car and it comes with the features like Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Antilock Braking System (ABS), traction control, and others so that driver has full control over the vehicle during any sort of emergency.

Besides that the car is equipped with dual stage airbags at front and side and curtain airbags to protect commuters from any impact that occur due to collision. Another contributing safety measure of the car is the new ‘Servotronic’ speed sensitive power assisted steering wheel.

Price

In spite of having such good features and updates, Audi has kept the price tag similar to its last model. The base model of 2009 Audi A4 with 2.0 TFSI engine costs you $31,825 and the price moves up to $41,225 for the 3.2 FSI V6 engine with all the advanced features. Though the base model is priced $31,825, but as your choices vary, the price of the car also varies.

The price of base model with Quattro advanced system will cost you more than base price. Such added features go on increasing the price of the car. Critics however have liked the pricing standard of the car. Other brands with such features would have at least marked it more than $50,000 because of the power and comfort that the car offers. But the best trim of 2009 Audi A4 costs you not more than $42,000.

Thus, the new 2009 Audi A4 with its more powerful engine, excellent fuel economy, and attractive features and exterior styling proves itself as a classy compact luxury sedan. With its appeal it can match almost all its rivals in all respects – power, raw speed, mileage and excellent handling!

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