2009 Audi A4 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 Audi A4 - Road Test Specs

2009 Audi A4 Sedan

(3.2L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
Style3.2 quattro
Base MSRP£40,400
Options on test vehiclePrestige Package (includes 18" 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 MSRPNot available


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)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)265 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)234 from 3,000-5,000 rpm
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
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


Suspension, frontIndependent, multilink, coil springs and tubular stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeRack-and-pinion with speed-sensitive hydraulic power assist
Steering ratio (x:1)Variable
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Sport
Tire typeSummer
Tire size, front245/40 ZR18 93Y
Tire size, rear245/40 ZR18 93Y
Wheel size, front18" x 8"
Wheel size, rear18" x 8"
Wheel materialAluminum
Brakes, front320 x 30mm ventilated disc and floating caliper
Brakes, rear288 x 12mm solid disc

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.7
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, comunicative sedan.

Testing Conditions

Test date5/20/2008
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)81.7
Relative humidity (%)41%
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.)16.9

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
Headroom, front (in.)40.0
Headroom, rear (in.)37.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.3
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.9
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)34.0


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


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Knee airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard 4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce 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
IIHS offsetNot available

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