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Audi USA spills the beans on the 2017 A4 (B9)

Audi USA has released preliminary details about the 2017 A4 (B9) programmed to hit stateside dealerships starting next March. Upon launch, it will be available with a choice of two engines which both will come mated to a quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. The first one is a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged gasoline motor producing 252 bhp and a maximum torque of 273 lb-ft.

Interestingly, the other engine is actually a turbodiesel, for the first time in the history of the US-spec A4. It’s a 2.0 TDI capable of pushing out 190 bhp and 295 lb-ft of torque and both engines will be teamed up exclusively with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Later on during the 2017 model year, the A4 will gain more affordable front-wheel drive layout with the same two engines and the S Tronic transmission.

2016 Audi A4
2016 Audi A4

As far as standard equipment is concerned, the 2017 A4 (B9) will come generously equipped with a tri-zone automatic climate control system, 7- or optional 8.3-inch MMI navigation system, 40:40:20 split-folding rear bench, along with a fancy 12.3-inch Audi Virtual cockpit fully digital and customizable instrument cluster that can only be had with the aforementioned 8.3-inch MMI setup. Support for Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay has been confirmed while on the outside it will have standard bi-xenon headlights and a choice of 17- to 19-inch alloy wheels.

Adrian Padeanu

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