The 2017 Audi A4 is lighter, and faster than its previous generations, even though it is bigger. The new 2.0 liter turbocharged TSFI engine produces 252 hp and 273lb-ft of torque. The front wheel drive version is 99lbs less than the previous A4, and the Quattro version is 66lbs less. The engine is equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which translates into a smooth dynamic driving experience.
On paper, the Audi A4’s turbo produces 21.5 pounds of boost, and propels the car from 0-60 in 6.1 seconds for the FWD drive version, 5.7 seconds in the Quattro version. However, after Motor Trend tested both of these cars, they figured out that both were actually faster than advertised. What a great surprise to all Audi Fans
The Quattro A4 actually sprinted from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds, and finished a 14 second quarter-mile at a speed of 99.1 mph. This isn’t the first time Audi has understated the performance of its cars. A classic example is the Audi S8. The S8 was supposed to reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. However, after testing it thoroughly it actually was able to sprint to 60 in just 3.5 seconds. We hope that Audi continues to surprise us with their performance numbers.