Audi has been a success story for the last 30 years in Canada. The A4 model has particularly worked out well for the brand and for 2017, the model was redesigned, and the new iteration won a lot of accolades. So it was expected that the 2018 Audi A4 would only see minor upgrades.
Ranked pretty high in the U.S. News & World Report scoring 8.7/10 and third position Best Luxury Small Car rankings, the A4 is one of the most popular Luxury Vehicles in Canada. Let's see what's new on this model upgrade.
2018 Audi A4 New Features
The A4 redesign was intended to improve the model in-out in every possible way. From the exterior to the interior to the core of the machine, every little aspect of the model was upgraded to bring cutting-edge innovation and technology to the car owner. Here are some of the fundamental changes that every A4 fan can enjoy:
Smoother Exterior Design
The new 2018 Audi A4 embodies the smoothness of aerodynamics in every curve. Every edge of this car has been carefully crafted to convey sharpness and intensity with an awareness for functionality. Shapes, sizes, and angles of every part of the exterior have been optimized to bring down the drag coefficient. The sleek design will allow air to pass over the surfaces with minimum resistance.
The Audi A4 embraces the digital dashboard that has been around for a couple of years now on the German luxury cars. Customers can choose the virtual cockpit option to get a glimpse of the future. On it, all of your gauges are displayed digitally while it can also turn into a navigation screen. Even without the virtual cockpit, you will have the 12.2-inch high-resolution LCD screen for controlling all your car amenities digitally. Most of the physical controls have been moved into this futuristic and fantastic display.
Audi Powerful Engine
Horsepower is still in fashion with the 2018 Audi A4. It has more power than any of its predecessors. It comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine running on seven-speed automatic transmission. The standard engine comes with front-wheel drive and 190 horsepower. But an upgraded 2.0 TFSI engine can take that horsepower to 252.
Better Safety Measures
The 2018 Audi A4 is designed to keep everyone safe, even the people around. The driver assistance system aims to solve both on the road and in parking lot problems. Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Lane Assist, traffic sign recognition and high beam assist are great features in different option packages. On top of it, the model comes with Anti-lock Brakes, stability control, multiple airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, and auto-lock theft prevention system.
Improved Look, Feel and Sound
Audi always emphasizes on giving you full control over the ambiance inside the car. Customize the lighting to create the environment to complement your mood plus the powerful Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system (available for Premium Plus) and your car will stand out providing you the right ambiance and entertainment to make every driving moment a pleasure.
Easier Smartphone Integration
The new A4 model has built-in support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can connect your compatible Apple or Android device to the car USB port and gain access to your phones applications on the cars Multimedia & Navigation Interface (MMI) control panel. It already supports apps like Spotify and WhatsApp, and app developers continue creating new and more new stuff every day.
Intuitive Multimedia and Navigation System
Audi’s in-house MMI system is incorporated into the A4 model. MMI control panel with MMI touch makes calling, selecting songs or setting up navigation routes easier. MMI uses Audi’s custom touch pad (optional) or voice control. The touch pad has handwriting recognition capability.
Audi connect combines services like Google Earth, Google Voice Search, Inrix XD traffic, Information, Alerts, SOS calls, online roadside assistance and more to help Audi A4 owners stay safe and secure on their trips.
The 2018 Audi A4 is intended for regular driving and was designed with fuel economy in mind. The new numbers are not out yet, but last year model can reach around 8.7 L/100km on the city and 6.3 L/100km on the highway.
The 2018 Audi A4 is garnering positive reviews. I already mentioned the high placement on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Luxury Small Car rankings. It also received an 8.2/10.0 on the Car Connection review. Here are some review points that might interest Audi lovers:
Exterior and Interior
The 2018 Audi A4 is considered to have a conservative, modern exterior design. The exterior lines are clean and elegant. The shape looks majestic. It looks, feels and drives like a luxury vehicle should. The interior design is also stylish and the virtual cockpit and the LCD screen adds a futuristic aura. Overall, Audi A4 pleases the audience with its elegance.
The base Audi A4 Ultra engine with 190-hp is enough for most drivers. However, the 252-hp suits well inside the Audi A4 body. It runs smooth and you can feel the power of the car. It turns the A4 into a fun sports sedan. The dual-clutch gearbox goes well with the system. Overall, you will have a great time driving the 252-hp version of A4.
Spacious and Luxurious
During the redesign, the A4 size was increased to make it a more luxurious sedan so the interior doesn’t feel cramped. Even tall passengers (6 feets) can comfortably ride in this car in great comfort.
A lot of options to choose from... Audi. The Premium model comes with leather seats, the 7 inches infotainments system and xenon headlights. The Premium Plus models include also the "Bang & Olufsen" sound system.
The 2018 Audi A4 is a great small-sized luxury vehicle that is fun to drive. With all the luxury, safety and high-tech options, it can woe any car lover.
Just feel free to find an Audi dealer and go for a test drive!