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Audi A4 (2004 - 2008)
We say:
Knowing that BMW always is the goal post for any luxury compact car, Audi rushed a re-design of their A4 in 2004. The result is a mix of new and old. New is the rather odd horseshoe grille and CVT transmission. Old is the astounding build quality and gravitas. Diesel option is pricey, but unique and the one to have.

Getting closer and closer to the BMW 3 Series.
Not as radical as we'd hope (diesel aside).

Ownership 2.02.0 Premium2.0 TDI1.8T1.8T Quattro
Price DiscontinuedDiscontinuedDiscontinuedDiscontinuedDiscontinued
Classification Luxury CarLuxury CarLuxury CarLuxury CarLuxury Car
Warranty Phased OutPhased OutPhased OutPhased OutPhased Out
Under the Hood
Engine 2.0 DOHC 16V I42.0 DOHC 16V I42.0 DOHC 16V I41.8 DOHC 20V I41.8 DOHC 20V I4
Maximum Output (bhp @ rpm) 150 @ 5700150 @ 5700138 @ 4000160 @ 5700160 @ 5700
Maximun Torque (Nm @ rpm) 195 @ 3300195 @ 3300320 @ 1750-2500225 @ 1950-4700225 @ 1950-4700
Fuel Type / Recom. Octane Gasoline / 95~Gasoline / 95~DieselGasoline / 95~Gasoline / 95~
Fuel System / Aspiration EFI / NAEFI / NACRD / TDI / TDI / T
Fuel Mileage (km/L) 12.50 (mfg.)12.50 (mfg.)12.04 (mfg.)11.90 (mfg.)7.85 (mfg.)
Transmission CVTCVTCVTCVT6-speed MT
Cruise Control YesYesYesYesYes
Dimensions and Weights
Length (mm) 45864586458645864586
Width (mm) 17721772177217721772
Height (mm) 14271427142714271427
Wheelbase (mm) 25482648264826482648
Curb Weight (kg) 13901390147014301470
Body Type 4-door sedan4-door sedan4-door sedan4-door sedan4-door sedan
Engine / Drive F/FF/FF/FF/FF/AWD
Seating 55555
Suspension and Tires
Front Suspension Independent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension Independent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double Wishbone
Front Brakes Vented DiscVented DiscVented DiscVented DiscVented Disc
Rear Brakes Solid DiscSolid DiscSolid DiscSolid DiscSolid Disc
Tires 205/55 R 16 (f & r)205/55 R 16 (f & r)205/55 R 16 (f & r)215/45 R 17 (f & r)225/40 R 18 (f & r)
Wheels Alloy 16 x 7.0 (f & r)Alloy 16 x 7.0 (f & r)Alloy 16 x 7.0 (f & r)Alloy 17 x 7.0 (f & r)Alloy 18 x 7.5 (f & r)
Safety Features
Airbags 66666
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Yes EBD Brake AssistYes EBD Brake AssistYes EBD Brake AssistYes EBD Brake AssistYes EBD Brake Assist
Traction / Stability Control Yes, ESP ASRYes, ESP ASRYes, ESP ASRYes, ESP ASRYes, ESP ASR EDL
Other Safety Features NoneRear parking sensorsA4 2.0 Premium + noneA4 2.0 TDI + none1.8T + none
Exterior Features
Fog Lamps Front, rearFront, rearFront, rearFront, rearFront, rear
Other Exterior Features Chrome exhaust tipsA4 2.0 + noneA4 2.0 Premium + noneA4 2.0 TDI + dual chrome exhaust tipsA4 1.8T + none
Interior Features
Steering Wheel Adjustment Tilt/telescopic, manualTilt/telescopic, manualTilt/telescopic, manualTilt/telescopic, manualTilt/telescopic, manual
Steering Wheel Material LeatherLeatherLeatherLeatherLeather
Seating Adjustment ManualManualManualElectric (f)Electric (f)
Seating Surface Leather/fabricLeatherLeatherLeatherLeather
Other Interior Features Aluminum accents; 60/40 split-fold rear seatsA4 2.0 + noneA4 2.0 Premium + noneA4 2.0 TDI + noneA4 1.8T + carbon fiber accents
Convenience Features
Power Amenities Steering, door locks, windows and mirrorsSteering, door locks, windows and mirrorsSteering, door locks, windows and mirrorsSteering, door locks, windows and mirrorsSteering, door locks, windows and mirrors
Climate Control Manual,Auto, dualAuto, dualAuto, dualAuto, dual
Audio System Stereo/CDStereo/6-discStereo/6-discStereo/6-discStereo/6-disc
No. of Speakers 66677
Hands-Free Phone NoNoNoNoNo
On-Board Computer YesYesYesYesYes
Keyless Entry YesYesYesYesYes
Alarm and Immobilizer YesYesYesYesYes
Our Take
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