Audi is a German car brand known for its premium quality models. Owned by the Volkswagen Group, Audi is a firm that is synonymous with style, luxury and performance. If you want a comfortable car that will last as long as you want it to, you need to buy an Audi.
Of course, the only downside to Audi models is that they can often be out of many people’s budgets. But, if you decide to buy a used one, you can usually find a model to suit your needs and price range.
Today, I would like to review the third-generation Audi A4 sedan. It’s a car that got built between 2005 and 2007 and is referred to by enthusiasts as the “B7” model. If you’re considering a mid-sized sedan, you might want to check out the third-generation Audi A4. Let me give you a rundown of this particular car:
Engines and transmissions
Even though it ran for just three years, the B7-shape Audi A4 sedan was available with a choice of 14 different motors! The smallest engine was the 1.6-liter, but it is so underpowered it’s not worthy of a mention in this review.
Most buyers tend to buy the turbocharged 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter models respectively. There’s also the 2.0-liter FSI model, and the 2.0-liter 200 horsepower TFSI unit to consider. I always recommend the turbocharged units because they offer low CO2 emissions. And the speed demon in you can get those engines tuned up for extra horsepower.
Car dealers like this company Merchants Auto also recommend the 1.8 and 2.0-liter turbo models. In fact, most auto dealers claim the Audi A4 sedan with those engines are the best-selling models!
If you want a super-powerful Audi A4 sedan, I suggest setting your sights on the Audi S4 quattro. It comes with a 4.2-liter V8 that puts out an impressive 339 horsepower.
Stick shift drivers can rejoice because the A4 is available with 5 or 6-speed manual transmissions. But, for you slushbox lovers, there is always the 6-speed and 7-speed automatics too.
On the road
One notable difference between the Audi A4 and the BMW 3 Series is that the A4 is front-wheel drive only. Of course, you can always get all-wheel drive but that’s only on the S4 model. Still, despite that fact, the A4 handles well on the road.
The car feels safe and solid on the road, just as you would expect from a German executive vehicle. However, the steering just doesn’t feel as responsive as its BMW competitor.
Having said that, it’s not something you need to get concerned about. Especially as Audi have addressed the issues with steering found on the previous generation.
Inside the car
The cabin feels roomy and comfortable, even on long road trips. Equipment that comes as standard on all trims include climate control and power windows and locks. You also get power mirrors.
Apart from the standard trim, you can also get the DTM, S Line, S Line Special Edition and SE trim levels. The range topper is, as you might expect, the S4.
If you want a quality and premium car, and it has to be used, it’s worth checking out the Audi A4 sedan.