The car can be summed up in one phrase: performance and luxury in a compact design. I drove a 2003 and 2005 3.0L A4 prior to getting this one and the performance stands up well. There is definitely noticeable turbo lag, but this can probably be overcome by changing driving habits. The sound of the engine will also take some getting used to as the turbo is a bit "throatier" than I'm used to. The car handles extremely well, though, hugging curves and accelerating very smoothly. The now-standard S-Line exterior features definitely give the car a sportier look. The interior is outstanding. The layout is getting better and the list of available features is exhaustive. In all, a great car!
Tiptronic paddle shifters, selectable sunroof opening, instrument panel computer, exterior S-Line styling, better cup holder placement, and bi-xenon adaptive headlights.
Power outlet placement and design could be improved as I had problems finding a good place to plug my GPS into. Steering wheel touch controls don't allow you to change between sources and the up/down for CD's tracks works backward from what you'd expect. The rear seat is relatively small.
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