2017 Audi A4 Release Date, Review, Concept – The new 2017 Audi A4 is here, or rather will be here come its release date by the end of the year. Sometimes it can be hard to get excited about the Audi vehicle releases, judging by the way they usually redesign their cars and the new A4 will continue in the same manner by carrying over the majority of its design and setup. The vehicle is going to be updated with some design cues that have already been seen on some of the cars already present in the industry as well.
Audi is still not read to ditch the design of the A4 that they have already established in the past. Some would say that it is a “love it or hate it” design and it will be the prime characteristic of the new model vehicle as well. The newest design can best be described as being elegant and sporty at the same time and it means business as usual for the A4 car.
One of the surprising facts is that the car is bigger than before. But actually this is also something that was expected to happen. In the past the vehicle has grown with each next model that was introduced and this one comes as no exception. The overall length of the car has been expanded and besides that the 5th-gen car will also add some interior updates with engine enhancements and transmission changes. The car makes its debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and will be released by the end of the year.
2017 Audi A4 exterior
The newest 2017 Audi A4 comes with small exterior changes. The most thrilling change is making the vehicle larger in proportions, which has been the recipe of the way Audi has redesigned their vehicles for decades now. Using the same formula, this car is bine similarly updated as the Audi Q7 and the 2017 Audi R8 vehicles, and besides carrying over some of the parts of the car they also made the lines a bit sharper and thus more modern looking. The apron area suffered minor changes, with a fresh look on the grille and headlights and some changes to the foglamp and air intake areas. There is a small change to the shape of the hood and the combined effort of the front fascia now makes the car more aggressive looking and gives it new aerodynamic features.
The rear of the car has a similar style with a new bumper and a shorter trunk lid. The taillights are slimmer and the overall appearance of the back side gives us a fresher and much bolder stance from before. The overall length of the sedan is now whole 1 inch longer, with the width being 0.55 wider and the wheelbase gaining 0.6 inches as well. The height is the same but the weight is actually lesser than before. Thanks to some masterful engineering, the car manages to lose 33.1 pounds. Besides the sedan version, Audi is releasing the A4 Avant which will have some different characteristics from the sedan version.
The inside of the 2017 Audi A4 has gained more changes compared to the outside of the car. The vehicle got the attention it deserved on the inside and will have a significant advantage compared to its competitors. The layout has been mostly kept the same and is an Audi-like surrounding, but has enough new characteristics that make it much better and deserving. The dash and the center console are cleaner and the most innovative addition there is the 8.3-inch color display. Also the infotainment controls are positioned closer to the center console as well. The steering wheel is completely new as well as the MMI controls. The gearshifter is the same one used inside the Audi A8 versions but it does come offered with new door panels this time. The added aluminum inserts make the inside of the cabin look much more premium and the added air vent strips make the cabin look wider.
Thanks to the enhanced body dimensions and the redesigned interior the A4 gains more room and interior comfort as well. But some of the interesting innovations is the introduction of new colors and material inside the A4. Innovations start from standard LED lighting, interface for the automatic climate control and lightweight seats. The MMI system adds the use of LTE connectivity, navigation, Wi-Fi, touch capability and free-text search function. The cargo area adds 17.8 cubic feet of luggage and also includes and electronic compartment cover.
There are many news about the powertrain of the 2017 Audi A4. There are going to be three gasoline and four diesel engines available. 2.0-liter TFSI with 188 horsepower is going to be utilized and gives a great fuel economy of 49 mpg on the highway. The 2.0 TDI is a whole 21% more fuel efficient and has an estimated rating of 63.6 mpg. In Europe, you can choose between 1.4-liter TFSI rated at 148 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, the 2.0-liter TFSI available with either 187 horses and 236 pound-feet or 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet.
The diesel engines are 2.0-liter four-banger and a 3.0-liter V-6. The first one produces 148 horsepower and 236 pound-feet or 184 horsepower and 295 pound-feet. , The V-6 is able to produce 215 horsepower and 295 pound-feet or 268 horses and 443 pound-feet. The transmission choice for all engines are S tronic, Tiptronic and manual gearboxes, while as usual both the wagon and sedan versions can be had with a quattro AWD system with wheel-selective torque control.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.6 in. (110.6 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 5.1 in. (185.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.9 in. (71.9 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 13.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3583 lbs.
Top Speed: 145-155 mph
0-60: 5.6-7.6 sec
MPG: 22/31 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Scuba Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
Price and release date
The prices for the 2017 Audi A4 come to $37,300 for the base, $41,100 for the Premium Plus and $45,900 for the Prestige. The vehicles are going to be released by the end of the year and you can expect the release date to be announced soon.