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A more linear design
The design language on the 2020 Audi A4 interior seems different. It has more lines, ones that accentuate the elements better. The car’s distinctive Audi look has undergone some changes. From the exterior this includes front especially.
The grille is wider, and the honeycomb lattice looks remarkably different. The headlights too have more slant and the slit design for the all-day lights makes the car look unique. The same design has been replicated in the rear and it looks so much better than the previous versions. The curved roof and wheel arch add a curvy touch to the car’s design language.
The car retains the three-box profile, thus leaving the coupe-like styling to its bigger sibling the A5 Sportback. The wagon version of the A4 is a little taller and has a more rugged look. The design is similar and the Audi A4 interior is perhaps the only place where it feels a little different.
Engines that could do more
The Audi A4 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine. As it is a compact sedan and Audi does not like to cross the lines between their performance models and their other lines, the power delivery feels a little shy. The car may not be a track legend or even suited for a track, but out on the roads, it feels vibrant. The Audi A4 rolls through traffic and overtaking is very easy. The engines have sufficient power on tap.
The A4’s front-wheel-drive variant provides 188 bhp and manages to push the car from 0-60 in as little as 7 seconds. The all-wheel-drive version gets more horses, nearly 248 of them and the 0-60 time also improves drastically, keeping it in the mid-5-second range. While the wagon may be nearly 200 pounds heavier but through the all-wheel-drive, it achieves a 0-60 in 5.9 seconds flat. The acceleration is good and the seven-speed automatic aids the car in traffic situations. You can get optional adaptive dampers for a stiffer ride.
Handling beyond excellence
The drive is surprisingly different between the two engines. While the size remains the same, the power delivery is staggeringly different. The 188 bhp engine is fuel-efficient and it earns the Ultra nickname from Audi for the same. The hungrier 248 bhp engine combined with the Audi Quattro four-wheel drive is surprisingly powerful. The steering on the car is sharp and precise. The body roll is negligible and the abundance of grip means you will not go anywhere. This sort of handling is expected from Audi, but the car shines even brighter than its predecessor.
You would imagine that the sharp handling means sacrificing ride quality, however, the Audi A4 does not compromise anywhere. The A4 eats bumps and cracks for breakfast. The cabin is also surprisingly quiet. The Audi A4 interior is stellar and allows you to enjoy the drive without any disturbance.
The steering might not feel responsive when you are at low speeds but once you step on the throttle, you will be able to push it to extremes. The Audi A4 might feel like a sophisticated car at first glance but once you throw it in twisty roads, you will feel that there is something different under the hood. Drivers will appreciate the car and its ability to surprise.
Setting the standards for interior design
Perhaps the most discerning factor of this car is the interior. The Audi A4 interior is remarkable. There is plush comfortable leather everywhere. The aluminum and wood trims enhance the feel of the car. The quality is discernable here. You can feel it in every single place you touch. The balance between form and function is perfect.
If there is one thing Audi knows how to do, it is interior design. The dashboard is clean and the steering wheel is wrapped in leather, feeling plush. Additionally, you get a bunch of controls right on the wheel, making it very driver-friendly. The 10.1-inch touch screen infotainment system is also a good improvement, it is certainly better than the knob-based system that was in last year’s car.
The car is very spacious, perhaps among the best in its class. If you are looking for a little more space, the Wagon variant should be your choice. We still feel as though this is not the car if you want space. However, the comfort and snug feeling is unmatched.
The highlight of the Audi A4 interior is still the touchscreen infotainment system. It is fully loaded with features such as Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and two USB ports. Navigation systems and in-car Wi-Fi are standard. The car also comes with a 19-speaker setup, courtesy of Bang and Olufsen.
Well-equipped with safety tech
The Audi A4 receives the highest grade of ratings from both the IIHS and the NHTSA. It is a safely designed car with minimal flaws. It does miss out on a few things such as blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist. These are only available as options and if it were standard, the car would simply be the segment leader when it comes to safety. Despite it, we have no gripes the Audi A4 interior is quite secure and we could not be happier about it.
The Audi A4 is a great value for money. You can opt between multiple trims if you want to max out the luxury and tech aspect of the car. Even if you choose the base variant, you will not be disappointed.
There is a lot to love about this car. The front looks ever more aggressive and it feels like a good evolution on a well-known concept. The interiors are the real stars of the show. The Audi A4 interior is gorgeous. The leather is soft and plush, it hugs you gently and the rest of the materials in the cabin lend it a classy feeling. There is not much to complain about this car, perhaps maybe the performance, but once you sit inside and soak yourself in Audi’s latest refresh, you will feel at peace.