Make / Model Search

Car reviews - Audi - A4 - sedan range


Audi aims to solidify its growing market share with the most complete A4 sedan ever

7 Apr 2008

THREE years is an eternity in the automotive world, and two of the stars of 2005 – BMW’s E90 3 Series and the Lexus IS250 – are now under massive attack from last year’s own (three-pointed) star attraction, the Mercedes W204 C-class. But, hang on, what’s this? Is Audi trying yet again with another A4? Could the all-new B8 possibly hope to compete against the others for driver appeal, ride comfort, cabin space and value for money? Previous versions often fell well short. However, after sampling a cross-section, the latest A4 could well be the one that finally catches up with the competition. Audi’s time, it seems, is now.
Model release date: 1 May 2008 to 1 January 2016

Previous model

Audi B7 A4

Released: March 2005
Ended: April 2008
Family Tree: A4

A comprehensive facelift and re-engineering of the B6-series A4, the B7 was the Audi that tried too hard to be like BMW. So while its steering and handling rated more highly than before (if not up to BMW standards anyway), the B7’s ride ranked from firm to unacceptably hard in all models bar the otherworldly RS4. Some folk also found the styling was a little messy compared to the elegant lines that were previously an A4 hallmark. Offered in a bewildering array of engine and model configurations, the B7 kicked off with a front-drive 96kW/195Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, followed by a FWD or quattro 120kW/225Nm 1.8-litre turbo 1.8T range, FWD or quattro 147kW/225Nm or 147kW/280Nm high-performance 2.0 TFSI turbo range, and FWD and quattro 188kW/330Nm 3.2 V6 petrol range. Diesel also finally made it onto Australian-bound A4s with the FWD 103kW/320Nm 2.0 TDI four-cylinder and quattro 171kW/450Nm 3.0 TDI V6 diesel. Gearbox choices included five or six-speed manuals, a six-speed Tiptronic with quattro or a Multitronic CVT for FWD A4s.

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

GoAuto can help you buy a new A4

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires


This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only

A4 pricing

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here