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By all accounts, the 2018 Audi A4 is a technological marvel. It's roomier and larger but also lighter than its predecessor. It's more engaging to drive and safer as well. A multitude of engineering and technological improvements result in a luxury sedan that is more enjoyable to drive and more comfortable to spend time in — and push the status quo in the ever-advancing automotive world. What may be a little surprising, though, is that you may not be able to notice any of this just by looking at it.
From the outside, the 2018 A4 features a more trapezoidal grille and generally straighter and more angular body lines and creases. The resemblance to its predecessor and other Audi models is unmistakable. Its interior is no different, where the A4's design maintains Audi's reputation for creating innovative cabins of impeccable quality. The MMI infotainment system, with its updated controller, new dash-top screen and available Virtual Cockpit gauges represent a step forward both aesthetically and functionally.
Under the A4's hood, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 258 hp with the power going to either the front or all four wheels (Quattro) through a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. You can also get a less powerful version (the Ultra) that has a reduced power output of 190 hp but counters with an impressive 31 mpg in combined driving.
As is expected in the highly competitive small luxury sedan segment, the A4 boasts high levels of safety and entertainment features. Most simply help it keep up with the Joneses, though the pedestrian and vehicle collision warning and braking system coming standard is a nice touch. A rearview camera, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, heated front seats, and keyless ignition and entry are other standard items that tend to be optional on other cars, along with leather seating and a sunroof.
Overall, we must say we're impressed. The latest A4 has the interior style and quality to stand tall against the elegant Mercedes-Benz C-Class and impeccably constructed Lexus IS, the performance and fuel economy to challenge the BMW 3 Series, and even some of the value offered by cars such as the Acura TLX. All the while, it drives with an assuredness and poise to make most shoppers feel suitably connected to the road. Is it a must test-drive? You bet, so let Edmunds help find your perfect 2018 Audi A4.
Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored event, to which selected members of the press were invited, to facilitate this report.