2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI ultra S Tronic FWD

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  • 4-door Compact Passenger Car
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $36,000.00
  • Invoice: $33,480.00
  • Hwy MPG: 37 mpg
  • City MPG: 27 mpg

pros

Attractive, purposeful styling; high-quality interior; powerful engine; all-wheel drive

model highlights

The much-loved Audi A4 returns to 2018 with a new look that is a bit more angular and athletic in appearance than the last year's model. The trapezoidal "Singlegrame" grille dominates the front end, while more defined wheel arches grace the sides and a distinctive shoulder line begins at the hood, runs the length of the A4 and ends at the tail. The available Black Optic Plus package provides a sporty, striking look that is the perfect addition to the 2018 A4.

A 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder powers the A4, making 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. It runs that power through a 7-speed dual-clutch S tronic automatic transmission and can drive either the front or all four wheels when equipped with Audi's famous quattro all-wheel-drive system. Quattro utilizes a locking center differential and wheel selective torque control technology, which ensures that the wheels that need the most power receive it.

Audi Drive Select provides four modes for total control: comfort, auto, dynamic and individual. Each mode gives the driver control over transmission shift points, as well as steering assistance and damper control.

The A4 is available in Premium, Premium Plus, or Prestige trims. Standard amenities include auto-leveling xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED taillights, 17-inch alloy wheels, power adjustable heated mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, and heated windshield washer nozzles. Inside, 3-zone automatic climate control, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, leather seating with 8-way power adjustability, one-touch up/down power windows, aluminum inlays, power sunroof and ambient LED lighting as standard. Standard technology includes Audi's MMI infotainment system with a 7-inch color display, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, cruise control, a rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers and lights and a 10-speaker stereo system.

The Premium Plus adds 18-inch wheels and S line appearance items such as unique front and rear bumpers, body-color sills and a rear diffuser. The S line treatment continues inside with stainless steel door sill inlays, heated front seats that also include driver-side memory settings. A 19-speaker, 755-watt Bang & Olufsen stereo, SOS telematics system, heated seats and front/rear parking sensors are also part of the Premium Plus trim.

The top-of-the-line Prestige trim builds on the Premium Plus to add a heads-up display, adaptive cruise control, Audi Pre Sense accident mitigation, front and rear parking sensors with rear cross-traffic assist, LED exterior lighting all around.

Options for the base A4 include a Sport Package with lowered suspension and upgraded front seats, a Convenience Package that includes power heated mirrors, power seats and SiriusXM satellite radio and Audi Advanced Key. The Navigation and Telematics package adds Finally, adaptive cruise control, active lane assist and traffic sign recognition are part of the Driver Assistance Package available on Prestige trims.

The S4, the A4's ultra-sporty variant, includes a 354-horsepower turbocharged V6 connected to an 8-speed transmission with full-time quattro all-wheel drive. This means 0-60 times of under 5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. The S4 comes in Premium Plus and Prestige trims, which are similar to those on the A4, but most buyers are interested in the S4's performance pedigree over technology and luxury appointments.

Standard safety features on all A4 and S4s include front, front-side and Sideguard head curtain airbags, antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, stability and traction controls and a tire-pressure monitor. Rear side airbags are optional across the lineup.

model news

The Audi A4 adds few changes for 2018. Quattro models have been tuned to improve fuel efficiency. Premium Plus trims now include Side-Assist with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Virtual Cockpit, and an 8.3-inch touch screen standard. Both Premium Plus and Prestige models now offer a "Black Optics" package that includes red brake calipers, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, red contrast stitching and high-gloss black wheels and side mirror.

value writeup

The Audi A4 has rightfully earned its place among the best of the luxury sport sedans. Audi styling, as always, meets at the intersection of classic and modern. Interior material quality is second-to-none. A powerful 252-horsepower engine combined with Audi's excellent quattro all-wheel-drive system, and the A4 gives BMW's 3-Series and Mercedes' C-Class a serious run for the money, while its sporty brother the S4 makes it more than an even match with the M3 and AMG models from the competition.

Preview Image Manufacturer's Color Code
Manufacturer color code H1H1
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Manufacturer color code W1W1
' W1W1'
Manufacturer color code L5L5
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Manufacturer color code S9S9
' S9S9'
Manufacturer color code Q6Q6
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Manufacturer color code 0E0E
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Manufacturer color code 0C0C
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Manufacturer color code T9T9
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Manufacturer color code A2A2
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Manufacturer color code 2Y2Y
' 2Y2Y'
Manufacturer color code T7T7
' T7T7'

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.56
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.53
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.79
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.64
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 37 MPG
Cruising Range - City 413.10 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 27 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 31 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 566.10 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1450
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 420
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume N/A
Front Head Room 38.9 in
Front Leg Room 41.3 in
Front Shoulder Room 55.9 in
Front Hip Room N/A
Second Head Room 37.4 in
Second Leg Room 35.7 in
Second Shoulder Room 54.5 in
Second Hip Room N/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 111 in
Length, Overall 186.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 72.5 in
Height, Overall 56.2 in
Track Width, Front 61.9 in
Track Width, Rear 61.2 in
Min Ground Clearance N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume 13 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3450 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/50HR17
Rear Tire Size P225/50HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 17 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 17 X 7.5 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 38.1 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.4 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.8 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 15.3 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance:
1 Years/10,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating Note: These ratings do not apply to vehicles with optional torso/pelvis side air bags in the rear seat


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 9.90%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
17V675000

Mfg's Report Date:
OCT 24, 2017

Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
31323

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Audi A4 Sedan and A4 allroad, and 2018 A5 Sportback vehicles. The aluminum trim on the front and rear doors can come loose from around the door speakers, leaving sharp edges exposed.

Consequence:
The sharp edges of the speaker trim increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.

Remedy:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the speaker cover aluminum trim, free of charge. The recall began March 13, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 70G6.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAR 09, 2016 to JUN 21, 2017

Manufacturer Recall Number:
70G6
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
18V836000

Mfg's Report Date:
NOV 26, 2018

Component:
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
12

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Audi A5 Sportback and 2017-2018 Audi A4 Allroad vehicles. A passenger air bag module mounting screw may not have been sufficiently tightened, possibly affecting the deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.

Consequence:
If the air bag does not deploy correctly in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of an injury.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air bag mounting screw, tightening or replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began December 19, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Y4.

Dates of Manufacture:
APR 25, 2017 to JUN 25, 2018

Manufacturer Recall Number:
69Y4
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V547000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUL 23, 2019

Component:
AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
145337

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Audi RS5 Sportback, 2018 S5 Cabriolet, S5 Sportback, S5 Coupe, S4 Sedan, A5 Cabriolet, A5 Sportback, A5 Coupe, and 2017-2018 A4 Sedan and A4 Allroad vehicles. Oxidation on the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) connecting cable may cause the software to misdiagnose a malfunction and disable the passenger air bag.

Consequence:
A disabled passenger air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Remedy:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will install cable ties to the harness, free of charge. The recall began September 9, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi's number for this recall is 74D9.

Dates of Manufacture:
NOV 03, 2015 to JUL 29, 2018

Manufacturer Recall Number:
74D9

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