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2006 Audi A4

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Audi A4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.1 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 255 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2006 Audi A4

  • The 2006 Audi A4 is luxurious, sporty, winterproof and a few grand cheaper than BMW's 3 Series. As such, it's one of our favorite entry-luxury cars.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Classy, well-constructed interiors; sharp handling; precise steering; available all-wheel drive; generous maintenance program.

  • Cons

    Engines short on low-end torque, tight backseat.

  • What's New for 2006

    The Audi A4 has a few new powertrain options this year for the V6. Specifically, the V6 can now be equipped with a six-speed manual on all-wheel-drive sedans and wagons. The V6 can also be ordered this year for a front-drive A4 sedan with the continuously variable transmission (CVT). The only other significant change this year is the "S-line" name for the sport package.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
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  • 25
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



2006 3.2 quattro at

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Vehicle: 2006 Audi A4 3.2 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.1L 6cyl 6A)

Excellent vehicle. I drove it from LA to Colorado Springs averaging 28MPG, fast. Yes, lacking in low end torque but no shortage of passing power. Dream to drive through the canyons of Utah and Colorado. Handles very well in icy conditions.



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Open roads of bc

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Vehicle: 2006 Audi A4 3.2 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.1L 6cyl 6A)

I drove my 3.2 V6 Quattro Audi through the open and windy highways of the rocky mountains of BC, Canada. What an experience! We felt secure and comfortable even with 4 adults and a full trunk. Engine just kept giving more and more power through the steep mountain passes while the Quattro kept us secure through the tight zigzag roads. At times, I lose track of my excessive speeds! Word to the wise, it is best to choose the 3.2 engine if you want the heavier Quattro models. This is the most well rounded car in its class. Large trunk, more rear seating space than BMW 3-series or Lexus IS 350, excellent price, superior engine, and excellent fit & finish.



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Awesome audi

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Vehicle: 2006 Audi A4 3.2 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.1L 6cyl 6A)

I have had my 06 A4 3.2 Quattro for a month and have a little over 1300 miles. The car is absolutely a blast to drive. Quiet, powerful, and smooth. Handling is predictable and confidence inspiring. The overall workmanship is top notch. The exterior styling is both classy and sporty. The interior is typically Audi - the best in the industry. The car exudes quality and solidity. It is worth every penny.




Solid car

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Vehicle: 2006 Audi A4 3.2 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.1L 6cyl 6A)

this is a really good car. the ride is unbelievably smooth and quiet, even over bumps. the sport suspension of the s-line package is great. the transmission is smooth during acceleration and engine noise is non- obtrusive. for the first few thousand miles the car seemed a bit jumpy at initial acceleration, but that has evened out... most likely a result of the car breaking in and getting used to driving it. the ride is responsive and fun, plus there are tons of cool features to be had.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

This audi has won me

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Vehicle: 2006 Audi A4 3.2 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.1L 6cyl 6A)

The 3.2 L V6 has everything you want in a luxury sport sedan and more. No question the bigger engine is worth it. And opt for the 6-speed manual-- the driving experience is pure pleasure. This car hands down beats the lexus IS 300 (I owned one) and with its Quattro engineering BMW 330 drivers have nothing over it. The interior and comfort only add to the driving experience.




A pleasure to drive

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Vehicle: 2006 Audi A4 3.2 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.1L 6cyl 6A)

I knew right away after a test drive that the Audi A4 3.2 was the car for me. I have around 3,000 miles on it so far and I am very happy with it. I just purchased mounted winter tires from the TireRack and am eager to test out the Quattro this winter here in Cleveland.



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Full 2006 Audi A4 Review

What's New for 2006

The Audi A4 has a few new powertrain options this year for the V6. Specifically, the V6 can now be equipped with a six-speed manual on all-wheel-drive sedans and wagons. The V6 can also be ordered this year for a front-drive A4 sedan with the continuously variable transmission (CVT). The only other significant change this year is the "S-line" name for the sport package.

Introduction

When the Audi A4 debuted in the United States in 1996, it set forth the revitalization of the Audi brand. We've been impressed by the A4 since that time and have always considered it one of the most well-appointed and fun-to-drive cars in its price class. But seven years is a long time for a car in the entry-level luxury car market, so Audi completely redesigned the A4 for the 2002 model year. The new sedan, followed later by the wagon (or Avant in Audi terminology) and convertible (or Cabriolet), was more sharply styled than before, with clear glass headlights, dual exhaust and a high waistline. Although the convertible's clean expression speaks proudly of its fellow A4s, the Cab's sleeker profile and prominent aluminum accents give it an even sharper bite.

A substantially refreshed A4 debuted in midyear 2005. It wasn't a total redo, as Audi calls it 60-percent new. Its platform, interior and overall dimensions are basically the same as before. Bold new sheet metal marked the exterior revisions. The updated A4 also boasts a reworked front suspension that picked up numerous components from the high-performance Audi S4. The rear came in for even more revision with links and wheel carriers from the S4 and shock absorbers from the A6. And two new direct-injection gasoline engines reside under the sleek hood. The turbocharged 1.8T was bumped up to 2.0 liters and equipped with direct injection, yielding 200 horsepower. The 3.0-liter V6 was likewise upgraded to 3.2 liters, direct injection and 255 hp. The engines are hooked up to six-speeds, whether you choose the manual or automatic.

Overall, the 2006 Audi A4 is a blast to drive and treats its passengers to the most luxurious interior in this class. What's more, pricewise it's a steal relative to the competition. If you're in the market for entry-luxury transportation, the A4 should be on your short list.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The Audi A4 is available as a sedan, wagon (called the Avant) or two-door convertible (Cabriolet). The four trim levels -- 1.8T, 3.0, 2.0T and 3.2 -- correspond to what type of engine under the hood. 1.8T (convertible only) and 2.0T models come standard with items like dual-zone automatic climate control, a power driver seat, an in-dash six-CD changer and, for convertibles, an automatic top. The 3.0 and 3.2 are similarly equipped but also have bigger wheels, leather seating with a power front-passenger seat and real wood interior trim. Audi offers a number of optional packages, including an S-line sport suspension package and a Cold Weather package. Whether through another package or as a standalone option, one can also get an A4 with a Bose sound system, satellite radio, HID headlights, auto-dimming mirrors and a navigation system.

Powertrains and Performance

On the Audi A4 convertible, you can choose either the 1.8T, which has a 170-hp turbocharged inline four, or the 3.0, which has a 220-hp V6. On the sedan and Avant, you have your choice of the 2.0T, a turbo four with 200 hp, or the 3.2, a 255-hp V6. Quattro all-wheel drive is standard on the wagon and available for the sedan and convertible. Sedans and wagons with quattro can be equipped with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. The 3.0 convertible quattro comes only with a five-speed automatic, and front-wheel-drive A4s are only available with the CVT.

Safety

Safety features include a superb set of four-wheel antilock disc brakes, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, BrakeAssist and stability control. Additionally, the A4 is equipped with side airbags for the driver and front passenger. Sedans and wagons also come with side curtain airbags for the front and rear (seat-mounted rear airbags are optional), while convertibles get a rollover protection system. In government crash testing, the Audi A4 sedan received four stars for front-occupant protection in frontal crashes. For side impacts, front occupants received five stars and rear occupants four stars.

Interior Design and Special Features

High-quality materials, solid construction and a sleek, modern design make this a car you'll love every time you get in. The seats can be on the firm side and a few of the controls take some time to get used to, but the overall design is one of the best in the segment. Wagons offer 27.8 cubic feet of luggage capacity with the rear seats up and 60.6 when they're folded.

Driving Impressions

The 2006 Audi A4 is one of the most balanced cars in the entry-luxury segment in terms of ride and handling. It's comfortable in day-to-day driving as the suspension soaks up most bumps and potholes. A4s equipped with the S-line package provide expanded handling capabilities. While the A4 isn't as razor-sharp as the 3 Series, the extra grip afforded by quattro could justify the trade-off for many drivers.

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Talk About The 2006 A4

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now2407
now2407
06-28-2014
hello, i'm new at this, taking the drivers test for the first time and i had a question. I found a used 2006 Audi A4 that has 111,329 miles on it, it gets City MPG: 22 & Hwy MPG: 31 from dgdg use...


bokenkbt
bokenkbt
10-20-2013
but that changed this week. I found a 2006 A4 2.0T Quattro for $8,995 and it has 123,000 miles on it. Carfax shows only 1 owner and no accidents. Many things have been replaced within the past 50,00 ...


ask2
ask2
11-11-2005
Long story short, I have now moved on to the VW Passat 3.6 as it has all the options that I am interested in. While I was shopping around, I happened to run across the last 2005.5 Audi A4 quattro at ...



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