Now available is the all-new 2017 Audi A4 sedan line than brings with it evolutionary styling, a host of new features, and a lot more standard power than before.

Looking at it from across the street, you might not know it’s all-new unless you are a close follower of Audi vehicles, but it brings with it the careful evolution of the brand’s design language that is all-new in detail and form.

With a 110-inch wheelbase and a length of 186-inches it’s roughly the same size as the 2016 A4 but loses up to 99 pounds with increased use of aluminum and high strength steel in its body and substructures.

This allows its more powerful standard 2.0 liter TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine to move it more quickly. At now 252 horsepower and with 273 pound-feet of torque, the A4 Quattro can accelerate from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds says Audi.

The most standard horsepower in class, it comes with an all-new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission in both the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive Quattro models. The latter features an auto-locking center differential and selective torque control for both a more rear-wheel drive biased handling experience but also better all-weather traction.

Standard on all will be Xenon headlights, with LED headlights on upper trim grades. The S-Line body package you see here has a more aggressive front fascia framing its “Singleframe” grille. Wheels are standard at 17-inch, and span up to the optional 19-inch alloys you see here. At the rear, a new take on the brand’s style is executed with LED tail lamps and dual exhaust outlets.

Inside, the evolution continues with an interior expected of the Audi brand with yet improved material quality they say. Leather seats are now standard across the line as are climate control, a power sunroof and ambient LED lighting.

A new whizbang feature for 2017 is the optional Virtual Cockpit that replaces traditional gauges with a vivid 12.3-inch screen that can display a variety of customizable graphics and information sets including navigation.

It promises to be quick on the draw as well backed by NVIDIA graphics that can keep up the movements of your gauges and the maps with up to 60 frames per second in its delivery. Additionally, there’s available a new full color head up display.

Pricing for the new 2017 Audi A4 starts at $37,300 for the front-wheel drive model and $39,400 for the all-wheel drive Quattro. You can obviously head well up to near $60,000 if you option it out. Also coming is a new more fuel-efficient “Ultra” model with slightly less horsepower and up to 31mpg combined fuel-economy.

We’ll have more information on the new A4 Ultra, and the next-generation S4 when Audi lets us in on it. Additionally, we look forward to bringing you a far more detailed review as soon as we get some time behind the wheel of one.


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