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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Audi A4

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The 2012 Audi A4 has powerful engines and a spacious interior for both passengers and cargo. In addition, the A4 offers style and performance that others in its class just don’t have. It has steadily improved to overcome the BMW 3 Series, Cadillac CTS, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the past few years. The Audi A4 offers sharp handling and precise driving whether you are driving in the city or on the highway. In addition, there are a variety of trim treatments to customize the interior of your vehicle, such as LED lighting and an illuminated center console.

Key Features

The Audi A4 features a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that offers 211 hp. Torque is 325 pound-feet at 2,900 to 3,500 rpm. The fuel economy is estimated at 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway for the front-wheel drive version. The all-wheel drive manual offers 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive automatic has a fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Other standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, and Sirius Satellite Radio.

Changes for 2012

The Premium Plus and Prestige Audi A4 models come with the Audi S line appearance package and standard equipment. In addition, these models now come with 18-inch wheels.

What We Like

The Audi A4 offers great fuel efficient, nice styling, and a beautiful interior. Those who are looking for a high quality, luxurious sedan with lots of available technology will really like the Audi A4.

What Concerns Us

While the Audi A4 comes equipped with lots of standard features, it has many available options that once you start adding them on it can get pretty expensive. If you are looking for a loaded vehicle without breaking the bank, another car may be a better option.

Available Models

The Audi A4 comes in the Premium Quattro Wagon style which features a 2.0 liter four cylinder turbo engine with an eight speed automatic transmission. It offers 211 hp at 4,300 rpm. The fuel economy will get you 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Major Recalls

There are no recalls for the 2012 Audi A4.

Common Issues

Common consumer complaints on the Audi are a bad piston, the check engine light on, and the rear defroster not working properly.

Audi A4 2012 Interior


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