You might have heard of the quartet of Audi A4 models which need to be revealed by the automaker within this year, and you probably are just as curious about what special features they might have, just like we are.
The A4 Premium Plus is the middle child of the standard A4 line, fitting between the entry-level Premium and the top level Prestige. Stepping up to the Premium Plus adds 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, an S Line body kit, Bang & Olufsen sound system, parking sensors, aluminum window trim, and heated power seats with memory. This model from Audi has a number of upgrades that bring it quite close to the Prestige trim level. Most notable is the Technology package, which adds the Audi Virtual Cockpit instrument panel, which replaces the physical gauges with a big LCD screen. It also comes with rear cross traffic alert. A First Edition package was added, too, which adds cooled sport seats, a three-spoke steering wheel, and unique wheels and aluminum interior trim. Our favorite part, is the sport package, which adds sportier suspension, a black headliner, and the aforementioned sport seats.
The A4 is a model line with quite a bit of variety, being offered as a sedan, wagon, and high-performance machine. Driving them back-to-back will help us tell you whether the S4 provides enough of a performance increase to merit its $16,000 price premium. We'll be able to tell you if the Allroad's wagon package truly is the better choice, and whether its increased ride height is helpful or harmful to the way it drives. Basically, we hope to be able to find the ideal version of the A4, and relay our findings to you.