The A4 compact sports sedan has a solid, high-quality feel and top-grade interior appointments. Agile handling makes it fun to drive, and the firm ride is supple and controlled. The four-cylinder turbocharged engine sounds civilized and is mated to a new eight-speed automatic, which contributed to a very respectable 25 mpg overall in our tests, even with the optional all-wheel drive. Front-wheel-drive versions use a CVT automatic. The tight rear seat and complex controls are demerits. The high-performance S4 sedan comes with a 333-hp supercharged V6. A wagon version of the A4 is also available. The Allroad returns as a 2013 A4 wagon.
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