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2016 Audi A4 priced from $55,000 in Australia

The 2016 Audi A4 is now available in Australia where it carries a starting price of $55,000.

For this money you’ll be getting the entry-level version equipped with the small 1.4 TFSI engine, but you can upgrade to the stronger 2.0 TFSI that kicks off at $60,900. If you would rather have a diesel, the 2.0 TDI with quattro begins at $66,900. The cream of the crop upon launch is the 2.0 TFSI with quattro that begins at $69,900, with all prices excluding the on-road costs.

All cars come as standard with adaptive LED headlights and at an additional cost you can upgrade to the matrix LED headlights. Inside the cabin you get standard MMI Navigation plus infotainment system with an 8.3-inch screen, DVD player, touchpad, support for Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, along with a 10GB storage and live traffic updates. More expensive versions come with a premium audio system and DAB+ digital radio.

2015 Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro

Audi Australia will sell the new A4 with an optional Technik package that will include the 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster (aka Audi Virtual Cockpit), a head-up display and a rear-seat entertainment system incorporating dual removable tablets.

In terms of safety, the 2016 Audi A4 (AU-spec) has pre-sense city autonomous emergency braking (with pedestrian detection), rear cross traffic assist, exit warning system and side assist. There’s an optional Assistance Package adding adaptive cruise control (ACC), active lane assist, turn assist, traffic jam assist, pre-sense front warning system, collision avoidance assist, high-beam assist and predictive efficiency assistant.

As a final note, Audi Australia says the A4 Avant will join the range in March 2016.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.