Audi are making more of an impression over in the land down under by releasing the new compact A4 Sedan and wagon. The Audi A4 is the backbone of the company and is the most popular within the German luxury car company, just like what the 3 Series is to BMW.

It will face stiff competition from the 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Many buyers within this particular saloon luxury market have held back, waiting for the release of the Audi A4. We can see why.

The new Audi A4 has been revitalised and refreshed inside and out. The car is more powerful, economical and looks better. Fuel consumption has improved by a great 15 per cent compared to the old model.

This time round the Audi A4 has electro mechanical steering which will make a great difference. Drivers will feel better handling and can take advantage of the A4’s wonderful agility. The steering offers better feedback and response, making it more than a family car. As standard

Attention Assist software will be included as standard. Adaptive cruise control will be an optional extra but is worth the price tag, helping you to stay as safe as possible. ABS and Traction control are standard. In terms of safety overall it will be difficult to find a safer car on the market. The vehicle has eight airbags with plenty of optional advanced safety technology.

Most importantly the car received a 5 star rating from EuroNCAP, the highest rating from the best car safety test in the world. The transmissions include a 6 speed manual, a 6 speed CVT, a 6 speed dual clutch automated manual adapted for front wheel drive and all wheel drive.

 

The Quattro is your best bet if you like to take corners at speeds with better handling. That will be a considerably more expensive vehicle however. One of the main attractions will be the price of the car which is a lot cheaper than rivals.

The new Audi A4’s price range will be between $52,700 and $123,900. This comes with a warranty of 3 years. For those Australian Audi fans who are demanding an RS4, this won’t be available until next year. The RS4 contains an outstanding amount of power whilst delivering a wholly breathtaking performance. The car looks more aggressive with a sporty body kit.