The 2012 Audi A4 is powered by a turbocharged and direct injected 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 211 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque. The A4 comes in either front wheel drive or all wheel drive formats. The AWD system is called Quattro which has been around since 1980. Transmission choices are a 6-speed manual, CVT, or an advanced 8-speed automatic called Tiptronic. Fuel economy varies depending on transmission and what driveline configuration you choose. The FWD A4 with the Multitronic CVT gets 21 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway.
Inside the A4 the driver and passengers are treated to a high-end luxurious experience. The Audi A4 was named a 2012 IIHS Top Safety pick. The A4 has six airbags including front and side impact. There is an Electronic Stability Control system that uses ABS and traction control to help keep the driver safe and keep the car on the road. The passenger cabin is made from high-strength steel with crumple zones that work together to keep the occupants safe in the event of a crash.