Perfect functionality and generous amounts of space – the interior of the A4 models is now sportier, with flowing lines and an open, elegant and clean look. The uncompromising Audi quality philosophy is reflected in the choice of materials and how they are used.
The front seats, both of which are height-adjustable, provide excellent hold and support. Options include power adjustment, power-adjustable lumbar support, a memory function for the driver’s seat, heated seats – including for the outer rear seats – and a sliding front center armrest with storage compartment. Passengers in all five of the easily accessible seats have ample head, shoulder, leg and footroom.
Three individual variants complete the range. The sport seats (standard with the Ambition line) have large side bolsters, a power-adjustable lumbar support and an extendable thigh rest. With the S line sport package, Audi offers optional S sport seats with integrated head restraints. Small fans provide ventilation to the luxuriously upholstered climate-controlled comfort seats; automatic heating guards against excessive cooling.
Cup holders and storage compartments are provided in the door pockets, the center console and the folding rear armrest. Audi offers optional storage nets for the backs of the front seats, cup holders for the rear seats and a storage package. Its most important elements are two seat nets and two storage bins beneath the front seats.
New compositions: colors and materials
The interior has been tweaked once again as part of the A4 family update. The new, one-piece fascia of the instrument cluster comes standard with a high-quality gray finish. The fascia on the center console around the air conditioning and radio is painted high-gloss black.
The Attraction trim line includes inlays in Steel Gray Reflex Paint; Moor Brown is available with Ambition. Audi also offers a number of special materials as options: Aluminum Trigon (standard with the Ambiente trim line) and the woods Walnut Dark Brown and Fine Grain Ash Natural Brown. Beaufort Oak layered wood veneer is particularly eye-catching.
The Audi interior designers have also remixed the color palette. With the exception of black, nearly all colors for the headlining, carpeting, instrument panel, door trims and upholstery are new. The following colors are available (depending on model): Gray, Chestnut Brown, Lunar Silver, Moor Brown, Pashmina Beige, Velvet Beige, Black and Titanium Gray.
Cloth upholstery is standard for the seats. Audi offers two grades of leather as options: Milano and Fine Nappa. The latter is part of the Audi exclusive range and replaces Valcona. With these options, the door armrests are also covered in leather. Leather packages and arrangements from the Audi exclusive range round out the upholstery lineup.
Another option is the S line sport package. Available for the Sedan and the Avant with the Ambition trim line, it lends the interior a cool black look. Contrasting gray stitching accentuates the sport seats, the floor mats, the leather sport steering wheel and the shift or selector lever. The inlays are in Matt Brushed Aluminum. The S line sport suspension, which lowers the vehicle body by 30 millimeters (1.18 in), and 18-inch wheels as well as S line badges on the body and on the door sill trims round out the package, which can be combined with many more options.
The Audi exclusive range includes further customization options for colors, materials and control elements. Particularly attractive is the stylishly composed Audi exclusive line with two-tone upholstery in Alabaster White, Cognac and Cloudy Gray. This option can now also be combined with the S line sport package.
Even easier: operation
Operation of the A4 has become easier. The ignition key, the steering column stalk and the three-spoke leather sport steering wheels have been redesigned and now include chrome and high-gloss inlays. Options include a steering wheel with a flat-bottomed rim, shift paddles for the automatic transmission on the steering wheel and new multifunction buttons that follow an intuitively comprehensible logic. The mute and navigation information functions are new here.
The air conditioning and infotainment controls have fine chrome clasps. The same is true for the power window buttons, the air vents and the switches for the power seats. Buttons allow you to switch among three settings for the optional seat heating and seat ventilation systems; the center console’s displays are illuminated in white throughout.
The automatic transmission is operated using a new selector lever. It is now easier to switch into S mode – a single press is all it takes. And just one button now suffices for controlling the optional Audi drive select. Operation of the highly efficient automatic air conditioning system has also been tweaked, and the three-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning system features a new particulate filter with a finer fleece.
Versatile: the cargo areas
All three body versions in the A4 family have large cargo areas. The Sedan has a luggage capacity of 480 liters (16.95 cu ft), whereas the Avant and the A4 allroad quattro each offer 490 liters (17.30 cu ft). There is no difference between front-wheel drive and quattro models. The low loading lip and the straight side walls make it very easy to utilize this space.
The split rear seat backs standard in all models can be folded down in just two steps. The head rests do not have to be removed. This increases the cargo volume to 962 and 1,430 liters (33.97 and 50.50 cu ft), respectively. The tie-down rings are made of solid metal and chrome-plated.
The tailgate of the Audi A4 Avant and the A4 allroad quattro opens high enough that even tall persons can stand beneath it. The partition safety net and the cargo area cover, which slides upward with a gentle push, are stored in separate cartridges. Roof rails and a reversible cargo floor are standard in both models. As with the Sedan, a load-through hatch with a ski and snowboard sack is available as an option.
Audi offers a number of additional practical features as options for the A4 Avant and the A4 allroad quattro – a reversible mat, an electromechanical drive for the tailgate and the cargo area package. The cargo area can be flexibly divided using the latter’s rails, telescoping rod and belt. The trailer hitch and racks for bikes, snowboards and skis are designed for the sporty, active customers of both models.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.