2009 Audi A4 - Road Test Specs

2009 Audi A4 Sedan

(3.2L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Model year2009
MakeAudi
ModelA4
Style3.2 quattro
Base MSRP$39,175 (est)
Options on test vehiclePrestige Package (includes 18-inch 5-spoke wheels, all-season tires, park distance warning system, keyless ignition, premium audio system, lane departure warning system), Navigation Package With Camera, Audi Drive Select, Adaptive Cruise Control.
As-tested MSRP$45,000 (est)
Drivetrain
Drive typeall wheel drive
Engine typeLongitudinally mounted 90-degree V6 with gasoline direct injection and 2-stage resonant intake manifold
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3197 / 195
Block/head materialaluminum / aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC with variable valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)12.5:1
Redline (rpm)6800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)265 @ 6500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)234 from 3000-5000 rpm
Transmission type6-speed automatic with steering wheel paddles
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I--4.171; II--2.340; III--1.521; IV--1.143; V--0.867; VI--0.691; FD--3.517
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent, Multi-Link, Coil Springs, and Tubular Stabilizer Bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, Multi-Link, Coil Springs, and Stabilizer Bar
Steering typeRack-and-pinion with speed-sensitive hydraulic power assist
Steering ratio (x:1)16.3:1; variable
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Sport
Tire typeAll season
Tire size, front245/40 ZR18 93Y
Tire size, rear245/40 ZR18 93Y
Wheel size18" x 8" front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum
Brakes, front320 x 30 mm ventilated disc and floating caliper
Brakes, rear288 x 12 mm solid disc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)4.7
0-60 mph (sec.)6.9
0-75 mph (sec.)10.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.0 @ 94.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)107
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)70.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.86
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.5
@ Full throttle (dB)72.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.0
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsWill not brake-torque. Hates pedal overlap. Engine is brilliantly smooth and shifts are consistent at 7,000 rpm. But is this on the pace of the rest of the class?
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsImpressive pedal feel. Consistent response and minimal idle stroke make for a confident combination on every stop. Short stopping distance as well.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsSkid pad: Terminal understeer the the limit despite high grip. Little body roll. Very good body control on uneven surfaces. Slalom: Very stiff -- and as a result, very responsive in "dynamic" mode. Ultimately a very sharp, communicative sedan.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)81.7
Wind (mph, direction)10.8 mph
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)Not available
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)Not available
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)Not available
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,870
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)55.5 / 44.5
Length (in.)185.2
Width (in.)71.9
Height (in.)56.2
Wheelbase (in.)110.6
Track, front (in.)61.6
Track, rear (in.)61.6
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)Not available
Legroom, rear (in.)Not available
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)Not available
Headroom, front (in.)40.0
Headroom, rear (in.)37.5
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)Not available
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.3
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)Not available
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.9
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)34.0
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years / unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years / 50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years / 50,000 miles
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Knee airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard 4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic Brake force Distribution (EDB)
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard
Emergency assistance systemLane departure warning
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Available
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Available
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Available
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Available
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Available

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