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Audi refreshed the A4 series in 2020 with a sharper look to keep it among the leaders of luxury sedans. The Audi A4 ranks near the top of its class with high quality design and technology. The advanced cabin technology and solid build quality in this year's 2020 A4 series brings new features and luxuries that make the Audi A4 a solid vehicle for anyone.

 

The 2020 A4 artful combination of style, performance and technology put it among the top of luxury sedans. With the available quattro all-wheel-drive, turbocharged engines and performance-oriented S4, the 2020 Audi A4 model line is competitively priced and a reliable choice when it comes to luxury sedans.

 

Performance

The front-wheel-drive Audi A4 makes use of a 188-horsepower turbo-4, while buyers who opt for the all-wheel drive in the A4 and Allroad models are treated to a 248-hp variant of the same engine. Power is sent to the wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Audi quotes a 0-60 mph sprint of around 7 seconds for the lower-power A4, while the all-wheel-drive model’s extra grunt offsets its portlier curb weight for a 0-60 mph run in the mid-5 second range. In the A4 Allroad wagon, the sprint is weighed down by about 200 pounds, so it hits 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, according to Audi.

 

Underneath, the 2020 A4 rides on a softly sprung multi-link suspension that soaks up the big bumps exceptionally well. The optional adaptive dampers stiffen up the ride slightly. They’re standard on the A4 Allroad to help the off-road version cope better with bumpy roads. The A4 Allroad sits close to the ground and its low-profile tires are best kept to well-graded roads.

 

The S4 with standard all-wheel drive has a 349-hp 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic that makes 369 pound-feet of torque. It hustles to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and has a top speed of 155 mph.

 

Styling, Comfort & Features

The inside of the A4 epitomizes clean and elegance with a low dash and fewer buttons and knobs than ever. The advanced cabin technology, spacious area and leather upholstery make the inside of the Audi A4 comfortable and luxurious. High quality materials and optional trim finishers such as aluminum and wood, provide an upscale look to the 2020 A4 series. 

 

New design elements in this year's Audi A4 series offer drivers a new look to this luxury sedan. LED headlights come standard on the new A4, but buyers have the option for the matrix-style LED lights that are standard on the A7 and Q8 models. Audi states that almost every piece of sheet metal has been updated on the A4, bringing it up to speed with the rest of Audi’s luxury sedan lineup. And finally, the hexagonal grill and the rear bumper apes give the Audi A4 a sculpted new look from front to back.

 

Sure these design elements don’t move the needle, but the fresh design elements provide an updated look to the A4. The reshaped hexagonal grill appears squatter and stronger, which ties the Audi A4 closer to the designs represented in the A6 and A7 models.

 

The A4 retained its traditional three-box profile. An optional S line appearance package gives the A4 looks more on par with the high-performance Audi S4.

 

The new touchscreen on the Audi A4 could be one of the most noticeable improvements in this year's series. In the past A4 models, the largest center infotainment screen measured 8.3 inches. In 2020, the A4 climbs all the way to a 10.1-inch display. Audi decided to go further than just, “bigger is better,” with the full touch screen display and the removal of the rotary control knob that was in the center console in the older models. The updated MMI system features natural-language voice control so it can better understand phrases used in everyday speech.

 

The 2020 A4 is offered in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels, each of which has a handful of options and packages to sort through, plus an unusually broad color palette both inside and out. 

 

Base A4 Premiums are smart choices for their standard leather upholstery, 10.1-inch touchscreens with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, heated and power-adjustable front seats, moonroof, ambient lighting, three-zone climate control, and active safety gear.

 

The A4 Prestige is a rare sight on dealer lots, though high-end buyers look for a well-equipped car with smaller dimensions than the mid and full-size cars they’re used to. You’ll find the range-topper’s acoustic glass, upgraded audio system and various other features in this trim package.

 

The A4 Allroad is generally equipped like its sedan A4 siblings, albeit with standard adaptive dampers. The S4 comes with front sport seats with pneumatic side bolsters and seat massagers, as well as the performance upgrades. 

 

Safety

The 2020 Audi A4 earns an exceptionally high score for safety thanks to good crash-test scores and a high level of standard equipment designed to help prevent a wreck.

 

The NHTSA rated the A4 at five stars overall, albeit with four stars for frontal collision. The A4 earned “Good” scores on all six tests from the IIHS. Last year’s headlights rated “Acceptable” and “Marginal,” but new designs this year should improve its scores. 

 

Every A4 comes with automatic emergency braking, while the options list includes a surround-view camera system, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and rear-seat side-impact airbags.

 

Fuel Economy

The base front-wheel-drive A4 is rated at 27 mpg city, 35 highway, 30 combined. That’s a tick higher on the highway than last year’s model, due to the sleeker body.

 

The 2020 Audi A4 with all-wheel drive is rated at 24/32/27 mpg, while the A4 Allroad wagon comes in at 23/31/26 mpg, which represents a boost of 1 mpg over the 2019 model. As expected, the 2020 S4 brings up the rear at 20/27/23 mpg.

 

Audi says that premium fuel is required for the A4 lineup.

 

If you’re interested in the full line of specs and information regarding the 2020 Audi A4, click here. Audi continues to progress and evolve its models each year to keep them among the leaders in luxury vehicles. Stop by Audi Charlotte in Matthews, NC and test drive an Audi A4 today! You deserve luxury at its best.

 
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