Some European sport-luxury models make you choose between sporty handling and smooth ride quality. With the 2012 Audi A4 sedan and A4 Avant Sport Wagon, there’s no need to choose because you get both. You’ll also find a wide array of choices when it comes to tailoring an Audi A4 model to your needs, and that’s what true luxury is all about.
The first choice the 2012 Audi A4 family offers is body style. Do you prefer a sleek and trim sedan or a versatile sport wagon? The latter drives just like the sedan, but adds the practicality of a 50.5 cubic-foot cargo area when you fold down the rear seatbacks. Think of it as an A4 sedan with a backpack. The 2012 Audi A4 Premium Sedan starts at an MSRP of $32,500, and the A4 Avant Premium, which comes standard with quattro® all-wheel drive and an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission, starts at an MSRP of $36,400.
All 2012 Audi A4 models deliver stirring road performance from an advanced, turbocharged, direct-injection 2.0-liter FSI® four-cylinder engine. With 211 hp and 258 lb/ft of torque, this award-winning powerplant delivers zero-to-60 mph performance as quick as 6.3 seconds and efficiency of up to 31 mpg on the highway, depending on the drivetrain you choose. The S4 version exclusively uses a supercharged V6 for high-performance in league with premium sports cars.
In the 2012 Audi A4 sedan, your choices include teaming this highly responsive engine with FrontTrak® front-wheel drive or with legendary quattro® all-wheel drive. Choose FrontTrak, and the Audi A4 comes with a smooth Multitronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). A CVT does not use conventional gears, but rather varies the transmission ratio continually and seamlessly in response to performance needs and road conditions.
Audi ignited the all-wheel drive trend among luxury brands with its quattro systems many years ago. In the A4 models, quattro is not just a winter weather friend, but also a year-round handling performance enhancer. For sports sedan aficionados, the additional choice between a six-speed manual transmission and the eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic makes the A4 all the more enticing.
The Tiptronic automatic allows manual shifting with available steering wheel paddleshifters, adding an even sportier edge to the A4.
As many sport wagon customers have shown a preference for quattro teamed with the automatic transmission, that’s the way Audi equips all A4 Avant models for 2012. Regardless of which drivetrain or body style you prefer, the Audi A4 offers the choice of three equipment levels – Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. It’s really an easy way to match a car to your lifestyle and budget.
Best of all, when Audi applies the term “Premium,” you can be sure you’re starting from a genuinely luxurious place. For example, the A4 Premium level comes standard with leather seating and a power sunroof, two features that cost extra on the BMW 328i. The Audi A4 Premium also includes standard power front seats with driver’s lumbar control.
New for 2012, you can upgrade the appearance of the Premium model with the optional Style Package, which adds the brand’s signature adaptive xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights. Adding a sporty touch, the Style Package also sharpens the car’s appearance with anodized aluminum window trim and polished exhaust tailpipe tips on the sedan.
The A4 Premium Plus and Prestige levels get their own style boost for 2012 with the standard S line® Exterior Package and includes exclusive 10-spoke 18-inch wheels, formerly an extra-cost option. The Premium Plus and Prestige models also increase the luxury with three-zone automatic climate control that lets the front passenger and rear passengers set their own preferred temperatures.
“Premium” also describes the standard 10-speaker sound system, which includes SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, an auxiliary input and an SD card slot for external media.
The top-of-the-line Audi A4 Prestige delivers the ultimate infotainment and connectivity experience with the standard and easy-to-use Audi MMI® Navigation Plus system and an amazing Bang & Olufsen 505-watt, 14-speaker premium audio system. Each can be added separately to the A4 Premium Plus models. The advanced navigation system provides the added versatility of 3D topography graphics that include buildings in many cities. Another “Plus” in the Navigation System Package is HD Radio™ with more than 1,000 new crystal-clear stations.
Choice is good. Come in and find the perfect 2012 Audi A4 for you.