Redesigned recently for the 2017 model year, it is less likely true that the new and upcoming 2018 Audi A4 will be somehow different than the ongoing model. Thanks to its recent redesign, this small luxury sedan offers you everything, starting from exquisite interior to capable turbo engine to innovative technology and safety features. Plus, the current generation A4 also debuts the more fuel efficient Ultra model sedan for you who want to enjoy the luxury in a more environmentally conscious way, although it comes by sacrificing a little power output.
2018 Audi A4 Interior
Even before the last remodel, the A4 had one of the best cabins in this class, but since the 2017 model year, we can say that it keeps getting better. Hence, we can easily predict that the new 2018 Audi A4 will still have the much better materials quality, distinctively modern design for a more open and spacious cabin. Both cool and functional, this also helps open up some additional storage space for center console in addition to more room between the dash and driver’s legs.
In general, the design takes a great advantage from the improved MMI infotainment system, where the main screen now is mounted on the dash. The system equipped inside the 2018 Audi A4 is also controllable by revised controllers you can find on the steering wheel and central console. Plus, its operation is pretty easy. The same ease-of-use is also found in the use of Virtual Cockpit, consisting of the hi-res 12.3-inch screen display. The passenger room is spacious up front, and the rear legroom is only getting even more generous than before. In total, the trunk space is measured at 13 cubic feet, which is pretty average for the segment.
2018 Audi A4 Engine
A 2.0L 4-cylinder producing 252 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque is the standard engine to power 2018 Audi A4, paired to a standard front-wheel drive and automated manual transmission. The Quattro all-wheel drive configuration is offered as optional, which can be matched to a 6-speed manual transmission. The other engine option to power the new Audi A4 Ultra is basically similar to the standard one, yet the total output is rated at 190 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. However, the latter is better in terms of fuel efficient—31 mpg combined, 3 to 4 points better than the regular one.
2018 Audi A4 Price
The upcoming Audi A4 is available in three different trim levels. They are Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Meanwhile, the A4 Ultra is offered only in Premium and Premium Plus. The starting price will vary depending on which model and trim level you choose. According to the 2017 A4, the MSRP starts from around $41,000.
Even before it is remodeled, the Audi A4 has been a strong competitor in the segment, thanks to its well-rounded design and performance. And with the arrival of 2018 Audi A4, it seems like this small luxury sedan will only get better and stronger to compete in this class.