While flying back from Salt Lake City, we found this review on the 2009 Audi A4 in the US Airways magazine. Pretty good results! We’d buy!
Overall Performance: 5
Fresh off the hugely successful launch of the R8 super car, which sold out a whole year before it was even on dealer lots, Audi is ready for more accolades with the premiere of the 2009 Audi A4.
The A4’s expressive new styling makes it a standout in the crowded entry-level premium-sedan market. From the front, bejeweled headlamps frame Audi’s signature single-frame trapezoidal grille, while the taillights feature horizontally arranged reflectors that add depth. But it’s the unique white glow of the LED daytime-running lights that exemplify the A4’s styling.
Neatly packaged within the A4’s attractive new sheet metal are two innovative technologies that will drastically enhance your driving experience. The Audi drive select control system, or ADS, adjusts everything from the automatic transmission and engine to the adaptive dampers. Also part of ADS is Audi’s new Dynamic Steering, which uses a special gear to vary the effective steering ratio according to speed.
To match the improved suspension and handling characteristics of the new A4, Audi has upped the horsepower from its 3.2-liter V6 engine to 265. That will bring the new A4 from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just six seconds. Despite the added power, the 2009 model will be 9 percent more fuel efficient than the previous model; expect a combined EPA rating of nearly 23 miles per gallon. The A4 arrived on lots this fall.”