2009 Audi A4 Owners Manual – Audi’s entry-level sedan and friend wagon that is avant a complete redesign for 2009. The A4 that is new is and greater, causing even more interior room and freight space. The elective Drive Select system permits the drivers to personalize steering, suspension and transmission options, and a rearrangement for the top shaft has yielded a weight distribution that is less-nose-heavy. New tech functions put direct injections for both engines, adaptive sail regulation, a blind-spot caution program and a revised form of Audi’s MMI systems operator. The modifiable A4, however, brings over from last year.
Options, Trim Levels, and Body Styles
The 2009 Audi A4 is a four-door compact deluxe car available in three human anatomy types: sedan, wagon (Avant) and modifiable (Cabriolet). The base A4 trim level is the sedan-only 2.0T FrontTrak, which boasts front-wheel drive and a transmission that is continuously variableCVT). Next up is the AWD 2.0T Quattro, you’ll find in every three body styles. The 3.2 Quattro trim is limited into the sedan and modifiable. Keep in mind that the convertible’s standards and features that are optional indexed individually below due to its previous-generation program and equipment lineup.
Common characteristics on sedans and wagons include clustered into three packages — Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige — which can be specified over the collection with the exception of the base Premium plan, which will be unavailable with all the 3.2-liter Quattro. Premium types include 17-inch wheels, foglamps, a sunroof, air-conditioning, power front side seats, leather-based upholstery, cruise controls, a split-folding rear seat, Audi’s MMI program and a 10-speaker CD audio system with a subwoofer, satellite broadcast and an audio jack that is auxiliary.
Special Features and Interior Design
The construction associated with the newer A4’s cabin generally lives up to Audi’s alluring profile in this region. Smooth leather-based areas and ample soft-touch dash product impart an upscale sense, although some peripheral plastic materials were a bit lackluster. Small details, like ambient lighting effects for passengers under the driver seat, enhance the premium feel.
For 2009, Audi possess moved their MMI controls aft regarding the gearshift on sedans and wagons equipped with the navigation program, causing them to be easier to access. Nonetheless, the handles continue to the rush for any Cabriolet and navigation-less sedans and wagons. Some other settings, like those in the center stack and tyre, are user-friendly and well laid out, though accessing some features tends to be an exercise in stress — modifying something as simple as the enthusiast increase, for example, are a process that is two-step. An parking that is electromechanical removes the necessity to yank abreast of a traditional lever and saves space on the middle console. The convertible’s aging interior looks dated by assessment it is still well-constructed and boasts high-quality supplies. Trunk space for the sedan try an impressive 16.9 cubic legs. The drop top’s trunk was smaller but nevertheless great because of its class at 13.4 feet that are cubic.
All 2009 Audi A4s are available regular with antilock brakes, grip controls, reliability regulation, front-seat area airbags and full-length side curtain airbags (except Cabriolets). Rear-seat-mounted part airbags are available as a choice for any sedan and wagon. The A4 garnered perfect five-star scores for both front and side impacts in government crash testing. Furthermore, in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, the A4 without any rear-seat that is optional nevertheless won great score of “Good” both in frontal offset and part impact crash evaluating. The carry-over A4 Cabriolet was given the rating that is best of “close” when you look at the frontal-offset examination, but the second-worst rank of “Marginal” in area influence screening.
Performance and Powertrains
Two up-to-date engines make their debut inside the 2009 Audi A4 convertibles and sedans . The turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 in 2.0T types makes 211 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque. The 3.2-liter V6 improves output to 265 hp but cuts torque to 243 lb-ft. The corresponding engines within the Cabriolet render 200 hp/207 lb-ft and 255 lb-ft that is hp/243 correspondingly. Front-wheel drive was standard on the base A4 2.0T sedan and Cabriolet 2.0T; both are loaded with a continuously variable transmission. The 2.0T Quattro sedan features a manual that is six-speed and its particular recommended six-speed conventional automated with handbook control are required on all the other A4 items.
At our test track, the A4 3.2 Quattro sedan caused it to be from zero to 60 miles per hour in 6.9 seconds — not a competitive performance with this class. The news headlines is much better for any A4 2.0T Quattro sedan, which ran from zero to 60 miles per hour in a decent 6.5 seconds utilizing the automatic. EPA calculated gas economy for the automatic-equipped 2.0T Quattro sedan is actually 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. Choosing the V6 falls those numbers to 17/26/20, nevertheless the base front-drive A4 2.0T manages an impressive 23/30/25. Convertible fuel economy can be compared.
The 2009 Audi A4’s management is extremely neutral, a testament to its most weight that is balanced set alongside the previous design, in addition to the available rear-biased Quattro AWD system. It will not winnings any pull events, but, even with the new direct-injection engines — the V6’s performance is especially unsatisfying. That said, acceleration is actually smooth, and shifts through the six-speed automatic transmission are consistent.