Tuesday, July 5, 2011

2009 AUDI A4 Road Test Report

2009 AUDI A4 Road Test Report. The new generation A4 rides on a stiffer, more imposing platform and has grown to become a larger vehicle, gaining 16 cm in wheelbase, 11.7 cm in overall length and 6.9 cm in width. The A4 is offered in sedan and “Avant” station wagon body styles. The sedan is available with front wheel or quattro all-wheel drive, the station wagon with the quattro system only. Both vehicles can be obtained with either a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine or a 3.2-litre V6. The convertible is from the preceding generation. Access front and rear is complicated somewhat by the vehicle’s low stance, and you have to watch out for the grime that collects on the wide doorsills. The front seats are very comfortable, with good side support and, for the driver, adjustable lumbar support. Nearly all drivers can obtain a good driving position, but there is no room to slip your feet under the pedals when using the cruise control. The accelerator and brake pedal are close together and nearly the same height, which means you can press both pedals at the same time, especially when wearing winter boots. Short people who have to raise the seat and slide it far forward will perhaps find it hard to find a good driving position because their thighs will rub up against the steering wheel. The rear bench seat can accommodate two adults more or less comfortably depending on their size. The seating is too low and headroom is tight for tall people. Legroom is adequate. The folding seatback is split 60/40. Luggage space is good but the trunk opening is rather small, which limits the size of things you can put inside. The trunk-lid hinges are recessed to avoid damage to luggage or other items. Click here to get 2009 AUDI A4 Road Test Report