2008 Audi A4

Overview

The 2008 Audi A4 had its international premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show and went on sale in the United States in 2009. For the money, it is one of the greatest cars in a crowded field of tiny sport-luxury sedans that includes some of the best and most attractive automobiles on the planet. The A4 line is complicated, consisting of 21 different versions. The idea is to organize your thoughts according to your priorities: body style, engine size, front- or all-wheel drive, gearbox type, and so on. All of these vehicles are well-balanced and fun to drive. The Audi A4, which is available as a sedan, convertible, and wagon, is one of the few entry-level luxury vehicles that can accommodate everyone from busy families to lonely individuals.

What’s New?

Comparing the design of the 2008 Audi A4 to that of its predecessor, the designers modified the proportions into a more athletic ratio. The front overhang was decreased, while the hood and wheelbase were both clearly lengthened as a result. Because of innovative lightweight steel construction, the body is substantially stronger and safer than its predecessor while at the same time losing around 10% of its weight. This is an important step forward in safety and stiffness technology. The design is definitely influenced by the current Audi A5, but it has been modified to be a four-door vehicle. As it travels down the road, the Audi A4 has a greater presence and gives the sense of being a very expensive automobile. When you go inside, the sensation of luxury is heightened even further: there is more room, greater comfort, and a more athletic elegance: new colors and materials, leather, and new electronics are introduced. With two strong but refined engines to choose from, the 2008 Audi A4 offers plenty of power. While all powerplants include direct fuel injection (DFI), the engines are equipped with FSI technology, and the four-cylinder gasoline engines are turbocharged, producing tremendous torque in the process.

Powerhouse

The Audi A4 was introduced with two gasoline engines. The 3.2 FSI is a V6 engine with 265 horsepower. The 211-horsepower 2.0 TFSI, a freshly built four-cylinder engine, is offered. Audi has stretched its dominance in engine design once again with these engines, which use the gasoline direct injection technology known as FSI, which is much better than anything currently available from the competition. Fuel is delivered into the combustion chambers under high pressure while being vigorously swirling at the same time using this method. Audi has made significant advancements to its FSI technology as part of its overall efficiency plan. With the V6 and the new two-liter four-cylinder engines, it is paired with the Audi valve lift system, a revolutionary valve management technology that has been developed specifically for Audi. The turbocharger on the four-cylinder engine blends the free-revving characteristic of the engine with high torque, resulting in an exceptional combination. Both engines may be paired with a six-speed manual, six-speed automatic, or continuously variable automatic gearbox, depending on the model.

Cabin Features

Leg, shoulder, head, and knee rooms have all improved thanks to the new A4’s wider wheelbase, and Audi has managed to accommodate extra storage space throughout the interior. The dash is straightforward and intuitive, with high-quality materials and craftsmanship demonstrating meticulous attention to detail. Many of the vehicle’s functions are controlled with minimum driving effort thanks to a huge metallic dial on the center console and a clear electronic display. To add even more glitz to the cabin, an additional interior lighting kit is available as an option. The mp3-compatible sound system has ten speakers, including a subwoofer.  The new ‘Climate Comfort’ perforated leather seats are electrically adjustable and feature a memory function. The trunk capacity of A4 sedans is 13.4 cubes, while the Avant’s is 27.8 cubes with the back seats up and 59 cubes with the seats folding.

2008 Audi A4

Owner Manual

The 2008 Audi A4 Owner’s Manual covers the specs, operation, and routine maintenance of the vehicle. If searching for other years of the Audi A4 Owners Manual, they are also available.

Trim Levels

The 2008 Audi A4 is available in a variety of body variants to suit your needs. There’s a sedan, a convertible (Cabriolet), and a wagon (Avant) to choose from. The engines that power the trims characterize them: 2.0T and 3.2. 16-inch alloy wheels, a power driver seat, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 10-speaker, six-CD/MP3 changer are standard on the A4 2.0T sedan and wagon. Add 17-inch wheels, wood accents, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a motorized front-passenger seat to the 3.2 model to enhance the chic factor. The A4 Cabriolet has an automated soft top and a feature set that is quite comparable to the sedan and wagon. The Premium and Convenience Packages may be used to bring most of the 3.2’s premium amenities to the 2.0T. Adaptive bi-xenon headlights and auto-dimming mirrors are included in the latter. Audi provides an S line performance package with 18-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, and specialist interior trim for both trim levels. A Special Edition option is available for the 2.0T, which includes 17-inch alloy wheels, leather interior, and satellite radio. Driver-seat memory, rear park assists, and premium-grade “Volterra” leather upholstery are exclusively available on the A4 3.2.

Verdict

The A4 is a well-made and stylish vehicle. The V-6 produces enough power in a civilized way. When paired with the automatic gearbox, which operates without a harness, the turbocharged four-cylinder provides enough performance. Advanced technologies like electronic stability control (ESP) and dynamic steering work together to enhance vehicle handling and safety. Because dynamic steering may conduct a counter-steering motion in a fraction of the time it takes the brake system to create braking pressure, it aids the stability program. These quick motions avoid the need for repeated braking and create a high level of smoothness and liveliness.