AutoGuide managed to book a 2017 Audi A4 for long term testing, spanning the fall and winter months, and theyíve published the first of what will probably be a series of reviews.
Theirs is packing a 252 hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine thatís pumping out 273 lb-ft of torque and itís paired with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. All that power sent to its Quattro AWD system is enough to push the A4 from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds or 100mph in 6 seconds flat.
For those of you who prioritizes fuel efficiency over power, there are two front-wheel drive options to choose from. One of them is a 2.0T pushing out 190 hp and 236 lb-ft, for an expected fuel economy rating of 37 mpg highway, 27 in the city and 31 combined. The other option is to go with the 252 hp 2.0T, but with FWQ instead of AWD. That will give you a slightly better rating of 33 mpg highway, 25 in the city and 28 combined.
Not much has changed in terms of design compared to the A4ís later iteration, just a bit of nip and tuck, but it is larger than before. There are some standard exterior features thatís worth mentioning including a set of 17-inch wheels, xenon headlights, sunroof and a rearview camera. The inside will be sporting power front seats, leather upholstery, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and a USB ports.
We can expect to read more about their experience driving the new Audi A4 in the next long-term test review.