The Truth About Cars » a4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 17:30:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Watch Volkswagen Group Night Live at 1:30 PM ET http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/watch-volkswagen-group-night-live-at-130-pm-et/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/watch-volkswagen-group-night-live-at-130-pm-et/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2015 17:25:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1169242   Volkswagen, as usual before the Frankfurt Auto Show, will be showing all its wares live, Apple-style, the night before press days. We’ve already seen the Tiguan, Bentley Bentayga and Audi A4, but could there be a surprise up Mr. Winterkorn’s sleeve? We will keep track of the reveals after the jump. 3;02 pm: Mission […]

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  Volkswagen, as usual before the Frankfurt Auto Show, will be showing all its wares live, Apple-style, the night before press days. We’ve already seen the Tiguan, Bentley Bentayga and Audi A4, but could there be a surprise up Mr. Winterkorn’s sleeve? We will keep track of the reveals after the jump. 3;02 pm: Mission […]

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Audi RS4 May Come to U.S. as Avant or Hatchback http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/audi-rs4-may-come-u-s-avant-hatchback/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/audi-rs4-may-come-u-s-avant-hatchback/#comments Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1113593 The crown mother of Audi’s sport compacts may have life in the U.S. after all, Car and Driver is reporting. According to Audi boss Heinz Hollerweger, the RS4 will sport a boosted six-cylinder engine instead of a naturally aspirated eight, and will pack more than 420 horsepower under the hood. Hollerweger told Car and Driver that […]

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The crown mother of Audi’s sport compacts may have life in the U.S. after all, Car and Driver is reporting. According to Audi boss Heinz Hollerweger, the RS4 will sport a boosted six-cylinder engine instead of a naturally aspirated eight, and will pack more than 420 horsepower under the hood. Hollerweger told Car and Driver that […]

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Audi Confirms 2017 A4 Diesel for US http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/audi-confirms-2017-a4-diesel-us/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/audi-confirms-2017-a4-diesel-us/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1112009 The ninth-generation 2017 Audi A4 will sport a diesel engine for the first time in the U.S., Motor Authority is reporting. When the sedan launches next March, the 2.0-liter turbocharged oil burner will make 190 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of twist. That’s on top of the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that’ll make 252 hp and […]

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The ninth-generation 2017 Audi A4 will sport a diesel engine for the first time in the U.S., Motor Authority is reporting. When the sedan launches next March, the 2.0-liter turbocharged oil burner will make 190 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of twist. That’s on top of the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that’ll make 252 hp and […]

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OFFICIAL: 2017 Audi A4 Goes Bigger, Lighter With Predictable Styling http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/official-2017-audi-a4-goes-bigger-lighter-with-predictable-styling/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/official-2017-audi-a4-goes-bigger-lighter-with-predictable-styling/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1101577 After giving the Audi A6 and A7 a refresh last year, the Ingolstadt-based automaker has rolled out the red carpet for their latest A4 in sedan and Avant flavors. The newest compact model promises to be lighter, more efficient, and chock full of technology as Audi tries to claim the premium segment crown. If you expected […]

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After giving the Audi A6 and A7 a refresh last year, the Ingolstadt-based automaker has rolled out the red carpet for their latest A4 in sedan and Avant flavors. The newest compact model promises to be lighter, more efficient, and chock full of technology as Audi tries to claim the premium segment crown. If you expected […]

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Frankfurt 2015: Next-Gen Audi A4 Set To Bow Prior To Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/frankfurt-2015-next-gen-audi-a4-set-bow-prior-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/frankfurt-2015-next-gen-audi-a4-set-bow-prior-show/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1020081 Before its MY 2016 showroom appearance, the next-gen Audi A4 will make its global debut prior to the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show this September. Indian Autos Blog reports Audi Board of Managment member and technical development boss Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg made the proclamation during this month’s Geneva Auto Show: You’ll be happy to see it..at […]

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Before its MY 2016 showroom appearance, the next-gen Audi A4 will make its global debut prior to the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show this September. Indian Autos Blog reports Audi Board of Managment member and technical development boss Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg made the proclamation during this month’s Geneva Auto Show: You’ll be happy to see it..at […]

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Low-Cost Tesla EV To Use Steel To Hit A4, 3 Series Pricing Levels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/low-cost-tesla-ev-to-use-steel-to-hit-a4-3-series-pricing-levels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/low-cost-tesla-ev-to-use-steel-to-hit-a4-3-series-pricing-levels/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=857993 Though Tesla’s low-cost EV won’t be able to put the E in between the S and the X, it will be able to meet its price target thanks an alloy swap in its construction. Autocar reports steel instead of aluminum will make up the low-cost EV, which CEO Elon Musk stated will be 20 percent […]

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Though Tesla’s low-cost EV won’t be able to put the E in between the S and the X, it will be able to meet its price target thanks an alloy swap in its construction. Autocar reports steel instead of aluminum will make up the low-cost EV, which CEO Elon Musk stated will be 20 percent […]

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Piston Slap: The I’s Have it? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-the-is-have-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-the-is-have-it/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 12:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=832618 TTAC Commentator bpscarguy writes: I need some advice – I am struggling with a decision on what to do with our daily driver. It’s a 2002 Infiniti I35. 140,000 largely trouble-free, easy, no fuss miles. It does everything we want, has some creature comforts, is in very good, clean condition. The problem is, last month […]

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TTAC Commentator bpscarguy writes: I need some advice – I am struggling with a decision on what to do with our daily driver. It’s a 2002 Infiniti I35. 140,000 largely trouble-free, easy, no fuss miles. It does everything we want, has some creature comforts, is in very good, clean condition. The problem is, last month […]

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Piston Slap: Mounting Problems Amid Audi Uncertainty? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-mounting-problems-amid-audi-uncertainty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-mounting-problems-amid-audi-uncertainty/#comments Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:16:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=647386 TTAC Commentator jrominski writes: Nice to see you are still at it on TTAC. (Back at it?) So my story is a 2010 Audi A4, Quattro 2.0t Premium. Red, as it should be (No, it should be brown. Duh. – SM). Just turning 60k miles. The engine is an EA888 according to Wikipedia, twin chain driven […]

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TTAC Commentator jrominski writes: Nice to see you are still at it on TTAC. (Back at it?) So my story is a 2010 Audi A4, Quattro 2.0t Premium. Red, as it should be (No, it should be brown. Duh. – SM). Just turning 60k miles. The engine is an EA888 according to Wikipedia, twin chain driven […]

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Review: 2013 Audi allroad http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/review-2013-audi-allroad-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/review-2013-audi-allroad-2/#comments Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:26:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463018 If you haven’t been paying attention to my life story (discretely woven into my reviews), I’ll spell it out clearly: I live in what is considered to be a temperate rainforest on the California coast, the nearest asphalt or concrete surface is over a mile away, and I have a deep (some say questionable) love […]

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If you haven’t been paying attention to my life story (discretely woven into my reviews), I’ll spell it out clearly: I live in what is considered to be a temperate rainforest on the California coast, the nearest asphalt or concrete surface is over a mile away, and I have a deep (some say questionable) love […]

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Why Scion Matters http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/455888/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/455888/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:22:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455888   A couple of months ago, Aaron Robinson of Car & Driver wrote an expansive article about Scion. This quote pretty much summarized his view on the brand. “I have no doubt that Scion will eventually go the way of Plymouth.” I’m sure he wasn’t implying that cheap Scions will someday morph their way into […]

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  A couple of months ago, Aaron Robinson of Car & Driver wrote an expansive article about Scion. This quote pretty much summarized his view on the brand. “I have no doubt that Scion will eventually go the way of Plymouth.” I’m sure he wasn’t implying that cheap Scions will someday morph their way into […]

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Review: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2012-mercedes-benz-c300-4matic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2012-mercedes-benz-c300-4matic/#comments Sun, 26 Feb 2012 14:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432682 People form lasting impressions at an early age. This might explain why, among the general population over 35, neither Audi nor BMW can match the mystique of a Mercedes. Even the bottom-of-the-US-range C300 raises eyebrows from people who’ll give an Audi A7 nary a passing glance (and who’d view spending an extra $8,000 for a […]

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People form lasting impressions at an early age. This might explain why, among the general population over 35, neither Audi nor BMW can match the mystique of a Mercedes. Even the bottom-of-the-US-range C300 raises eyebrows from people who’ll give an Audi A7 nary a passing glance (and who’d view spending an extra $8,000 for a […]

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New or Used: Wagon + Stick = Trouble? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/new-or-used-wagon-stick-trouble/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/new-or-used-wagon-stick-trouble/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:32:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=425712   Aaron writes: Hi! I’ll try to be concise. I have a 2003 A4 manual sedan with 78K. I wanted a wagon but couldn’t find one and was in a hurry for wheels. Well, now I found one: 2003, manual, 107K. It’s at a dealer lot. Plus it’s got some desirable performance modifications, including exhaust. […]

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  Aaron writes: Hi! I’ll try to be concise. I have a 2003 A4 manual sedan with 78K. I wanted a wagon but couldn’t find one and was in a hurry for wheels. Well, now I found one: 2003, manual, 107K. It’s at a dealer lot. Plus it’s got some desirable performance modifications, including exhaust. […]

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Review: 2011 Audi S4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/review-2011-audi-s4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/review-2011-audi-s4/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:10:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=418664 I needed a suitable car for a spirited 500-mile run to the “coolest small town in America,” and back. One leaped to mind: the Audi S4 with its optional active differential. In our first encounter, the current “B8” S4 underwhelmed me. Though quick and capable, it just didn’t feel special. “A4 3.0T” seemed more apt. […]

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I needed a suitable car for a spirited 500-mile run to the “coolest small town in America,” and back. One leaped to mind: the Audi S4 with its optional active differential. In our first encounter, the current “B8” S4 underwhelmed me. Though quick and capable, it just didn’t feel special. “A4 3.0T” seemed more apt. […]

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New or Used: Wants, Needs and Bathwater http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/new-or-used-wants-needs-and-bathwater/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/new-or-used-wants-needs-and-bathwater/#comments Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:14:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409271 Steven writes: Sajeev and Steve, I have a 2001 Volvo XC wagon, that has about 175 k on it, the car is in pretty good shape, had the tranny replaced before I got it, I have put about 4k in since Jan, the real problem is it gets about 22 MPG with 90% highway, all […]

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Steven writes: Sajeev and Steve, I have a 2001 Volvo XC wagon, that has about 175 k on it, the car is in pretty good shape, had the tranny replaced before I got it, I have put about 4k in since Jan, the real problem is it gets about 22 MPG with 90% highway, all […]

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New or Used: The Short and Pokey Commute http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/new-or-used-the-short-and-pokey-commute/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/new-or-used-the-short-and-pokey-commute/#comments Mon, 06 Jun 2011 09:03:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397170 Brady Writes: Dear Steve/Sajeev, I’m a 35 year old physician with wife and 2 kids, who has happily made do with a succession of automatic VW Passat wagons, first a chipped 2000 and now a 2010 I use to reverse commute out of my large metro region. We’ll be moving to the oceanfront suburb of […]

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Brady Writes: Dear Steve/Sajeev, I’m a 35 year old physician with wife and 2 kids, who has happily made do with a succession of automatic VW Passat wagons, first a chipped 2000 and now a 2010 I use to reverse commute out of my large metro region. We’ll be moving to the oceanfront suburb of […]

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