2013 Audi A4
Published March 13, 2013
Audi recently released a new version of their A5 and S5 models which both got a new face-lift. It was to be expected that the 2013 Audi A4 will get one as well. And so it did. The new 2013 Audi A4 model now has a fresh, new look and a few changes made to the interior, while carrying over the drivetrain from the previous model.
The Audi engineers decided to make only a few slight changes to the A4, which is a good thing as the A4 was already an impressive machine. The most noticeable change was made to the front fascia which now has new headlights and a new front grille. This was a welcome facelift as the new 2013 A4 is now looking more aggressive and dynamic than the previous model. The rest of the changes are more subtle. Overall the car now looks more streamlined. Audi also decided to follow the trends and add daytime running light and taillight LEDs. The interior of the car also got a few changes. Audi added modern looking aluminum elements which fit nicely with the dark leather interior, giving it the brightness it needed. High-tech gadget fans will also be thrilled to see an improved Audi MMI system with Google maps, Google Points of Interest, SD card slots, Bluetooth streaming and voice controlled Navigation system. The car can also serve as a mobile Wireless hotspot. While these features are nothing new, it’s still great to have them. Audi A4 2013 comes in 3 trim levels, Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige.
Aside from the few cosmetic changes to the exterior and few new touches to the interior, A4 2013 is more or less the same car as the previous model. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as the old model was already great. The drivetrain and the engine remained the same. The 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged TFSI engine propels the car with 211 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque already at 1500 rpm. This is more than enough to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The mileage is also acceptable at 24 mpg in the city and 31 mph on the highway. The car handles quite well and you will be able to overtake slower cars without much effort. The turbo lag is really hard to notice which makes driving this new Audi a quite enjoyable experience. The vehicle is also really quiet and you won’t feel any vibrations or loud noises from the outside.
The new Audi does everything right once again, and it has to as the competition is doing the same. It looks quite nice and it drives well, however, it is not as powerful as the competition, but it does have a slightly lower price tag. That way you can decide if you want to pay extra for more horsepower by getting a new BMW 328i or if you will spend that extra money and get a better package, for example 2013 Audi A4 with Premium Plus package.
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