Audi has followed suit with its competitors, bringing a fresh design scheme with the new year in its A4, A6 and A8 models. Beneath this bold new face, Audi retains the venerable, driver-oriented reputation that precedes it.
Audi A4: The A4 rides high for being a base model. With standard features like Quattro all-wheel drive and a Tiptronic sport-automatic or five speed manual transmissions paired with a peppy turbocharged 4 cylinder engine, or a more potent six-cylinder, the A4 is an apt contender in the automotive market. The A4 can be had in a four-door sedan configuration, wagon, or a two-door cabriolet.
Audi A6: The mid-sized step up from the A4, the A6 is a quality design, with an abundance of leather, wood and space that one would expect in car of this class. A biturbo V6 or a 4.2L V-8 transfers power to all four wheels, tenaciously gripping the road for an uncanny driving experience.
Audi A8: The understated elegance of Audi’s design makes itself apparent in this top tier model. Choose from a variety of options, from the 4.2L V8 standard wheelbase version, to the 6.0L A8 L W12, the only 12-cylinder vehicle in its class with the patented Audi Quattro all-wheel drive.
Audi S4: This is the A4 sedan after a season of working out in the gym. Taut suspension, sport exhaust, Recaro racing seats, a beefier engine and a wider, lower, more aggressive stance lets you know the difference between the performance version of this model and the standard platform from whence it came.
Audi TT: This squat little coupe is all fun, taking to the road like a street legal go-cart for grownups. While not powerful enough to be taken as a serious challenger to the big V8 sports cars, the TT makes up for this disparity in its superior handling and affordability. If you feel the need for the wind in your hair, take a look at the sporty TT convertible, which resembles a hockey puck on wheels—it has all the features of the coupe, without the
onstraints of a roof!
Audi allroad Quattro: The Audi allroad Quattro is a bit like the A6 Avant’s Nordic cousin: a bit bigger, a little stouter, with a much greater proclivity for getting around in the snow. The most definitive feature on the allroad Quattro is its four position variable height pneumatic suspension. In layman’s terms, this means that the driver can adjust the ground clearance—up to six inches—with the flip of a switch. Rugged styling characterizes this go-anywhere utility sedan.