2017 A4


For the past two decades the Audi A4 has been a favorite among car fans who prefer sports sedans to other types of vehicles. It has been called an embodiment of classy styling and good manners on the road, and continues to be a car even model rivals seek to emulate or even just imitate.

What does the 2017 model of the Audi A4 have to offer and how does it differ from the previous one?

Fuel Economy
The 2017 A4 can do slightly better at 25 mpg on city roads and 33 mpg along the highway compared to its 2016 counterpart which clocked in lower at 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg along the highway. However, it should also be mentioned that the 2017 model has a slightly smaller fuel tank with a 15.3 gallon capacity compared to the 16.1 gallon fuel tank on the 2016.

Exterior Dimensions
The latest model is slightly bigger than the 2016 model; it's 72.5 inches wide (without mirrors), 186.1 inches long, with a front track width of 61.9 inches, and a rear track width of 61.2 inches.

The 2016 model is 185.1 inches long, has a max width of 71.9 inches, has a front track width of 61.6 inches and a rear track width of 61.1 inches.    

Cargo Area Dimensions
The 2017 A4 has a slightly bigger trunk at 13 cubic feet compared to only 12.4 cubic feet of the previous model.

The 2017 model has a slightly bigger curb-to-curb turning diameter of 38.1 feet compared to only 37.7 feet with the 2016 model.

Weight Information
Despite being slightly bigger, the 2017 A4 is actually just 3,483 lbs., a hundred pounds lighter than its predecessor.

Both the 2016 and 2017 models have intercooled turbo premium unleaded I-4 engines with gasoline direct injection systems. However, the base engine of the 2017 A4 is slightly more powerful. It can put out an SAE Net Torque of 273 ft-lbs. at 1,600 rpm and a SAE Net Horsepower of 252 at 5,000 rpm compared to the 2016 model which can only produce a SAE Net Torque of 258 ft-lbs. at 1,500 rpm and an SAE Net Horsepower of 220 at 4,450 rpm.

The 2017 produces slightly less emissions at 6.3 tons per year compared to the 6.5 tons with the 2016 model.

What You May Not Like About This Model

  • Regarding the exterior appearance, almost nothing is new with the 2017 A4. Those who expect dramatic changes may be disappointed.
  • Those who are fans of the V-6 and V-8 engines may not like the turbo diesel options the A4 offers.

What You Will Like About This Model

  • Audi made sure to include a lot of technology in the 2017 A4. In particular, the virtual cockpit has endeared it to car fans and techies alike.
  • The single drivetrain may seem like a disadvantage to some, but for others it's more practical and makes perfect sense. With its turbo inline-4 and dual-clutch transmission, the 2017's powertrain makes driving simpler and easier.

The 2017 A4 remains on top of the list thanks to its innovative designs and features, this is a vehicle worthy of consideration next time you want to get a sports sedan.



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