2013 Audi A4 Test drive and new car review

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As German as German can be

Audi’s A4 gets a mid-cycle refresh for Sharper styling, an updated and more features. All well and but that’s not the reason I have so respect for the A4. What is it that this car so great in my eyes?

on and I’ll tell you.

Glance: Germany at its best

I buy into the notion that cars are the Best Thing Sure, the Germans make fantastic automobiles — a few, actually — but also make some cruddy ones; we just get them in the States. But the idea German cars are inherently Phooey, says I.

Now, if you want to completely my argument, all you need to do is drive up in an A4.

Audi may not be the first brand springs to mind when talk about German — BMW and Mercedes usually first — but the A4 embodies that German automakers do Clean styling, straightforward design, high-tech power, driving dynamics, and a sense of luxury that seems to American and Asian automakers.

Believe me, I would love to the A4; anything that deflates the fan-boy ego is fine with me. But I can’t do it. No matter what you of German cars in general or in particular, it is impossible not to respect the the A4 it just oozes a sense of excellence from the obsessively gaps between its body

In the Driver’s Seat: Good and better

One of the things I like about German cars is the and drab interiors so many of seem to come with, and for Audi was among the worst That’s been changing, and the refreshed interior is better ever, with plenty of and brightwork to liven up the all-black Unfortunately, back seat remains middling at best.

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Legroom is decent but the lack of under the rear seat it feel tighter than it is, and the is roughly on par with the trunk which happens to be smartly and well finished, though is no better than average at cubic feet.

Another issue I have German interiors is their Like BMW and Mercedes, Audi a dial controller — call it MMI, for Multi Interface — to run most of the secondary functions. The A4’s MMI has simplified for 2013, with buttons in place of last eight. I’m not a big fan of dials; require you to spend a lot of time at the screen instead of the road.

I touch-screens are quicker to use and therefore and (Voice commands are safer Still, I appreciate Audi’s at simplification — and the fact there are enough redundant to run the stereo and A/C without using the

Simplification is good, because as of the A4 offers Audi Connect as an which provides 3G Internet for a modest monthly fee. allows expanded searches, the ability to find businesses Google using voice The navigation system shows Earth satellite photos inherently useful if you are driving 500 about street level but then switches to Google View as you approach your

And the system provides WiFi for up to 8 devices, so your passengers can while you drive.

On the Road: Competent, if not exactly

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