Much like the Audi R8, drive reviews of the A4 are circling the web at an alarming rate. However, there haven’t really been any video reviews, and those are the kind that matter most. It’s the closest you can get to actually driving the car without actually doing so. In a video review, you can hear the engine, see how much steering lock is put in to make the car turn, listen for wind and tire noise and just ultimately get a better feel for what the car is actually like.
Well, the kind folks at Auto Express have yet again come through in the clutch and given us a video review of the new Audi A4 before anyone else, as with the Audi R8. In this review, the guys from Auto Express take a few different pre-production cars out on some German roads for final testing before the car actually starts production. They get to test two different engines and two different body styles, to get a feel for what the A4 lineup might be like. During these tests, different people from Audi ride along to give some information about the car and explain some of the technology.
The new B9 Audi A4 seems to be a massive improvement over the previous B8 generation and could very well be the best A4 yet. Audi has taken serious measures to make sure this new B9 A4 is light, nimble, efficient, comfortable and powerful. This new A4 is probably the closest Audi has even come to beating the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C Class. Just listening to what the Audi engineers had to say and from what Auto Express said, this could be the best German in its class. It still needs to watch out for the most excellent Jaguar XE, but I think this A4 has a real shot at being the best small sports exec in the segment.
Check out the video and let us know what you think.