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.
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.