Author: Steve Allen |
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Offering a competitive segment-leading EPA-estimated 31-mpg combined fuel economy rating, the 2017 Audi A4 ultra is an efficient entry-level luxury sedan with uncompromising design, technology and driving dynamics.

The A4 ultra leverages a newly revised combustion method and an even more efficient variant of the 2.0-liter TFSI® engine to achieve EPA-estimated ratings of 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. No other luxury sedan in its competitive segment offers higher EPA-estimated city or highway mileage.

The 2.0T engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual clutch transmission, which can deliver 190 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque and sprints from 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds. To help increase engine efficiency, the A4 ultra’s 2.0T engine utilizes a combustion method with shorter compression and longer-expansion phases. The compression ratio was increased from 9.6:1 to 11.7:1, further improving the engine’s efficiency and allowing for greater power and torque delivery.

Key Specifications

MODEL
ENGINETRANSMISSION
HORSEPOWERTORQUE
A4 ultra2.0 TFSI®Seven-speed FWD S tronic®190 hp @ 4,200-6,000 rpm236 lb-ft @ 1,450-4,200

The A4 ultra, while offering outstanding fuel efficiency, also integrates benchmark technologies including the available Audi virtual cockpit, optional MMI all-in-touch (MMI® Navigation plus package) and newly available in-car Audi connect® infotainment and security features, supported by 4G LTE connectivity (where available from provider).

Offering a number of standard and available, driver assistance features, including standard Audi pre sense basic and city and available Audi pre sense rear and Audi side assist, the A4 ultra is not only efficient, but is also designed to help drivers navigate the road and traffic while making their driving experience more enjoyable.

The A4 ultra shares the exterior attributes of the A4 sedan including the signature Singleframe® grille, standard panoramic sunroof, Audi xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and dynamic LED taillights and standard 17″ 5-parallel spoke design wheels with all-season tires. The refined interior includes standard ambient LED lighting, leather seating surfaces, and three-zone automatic climate control with wing-design wrap-around dashboard and diffuser air vent.

Competitive Luxury Sedan Segment EPA-estimated Fuel Economy Compared

 CityHighwayCombined
2017 Audi A4 ultra

27 mpg


37 mpg


31 mpg


2017 BMW 320i

23 mpg


35 mpg


28 mpg


2017 Mercedes-Benz  C300

25 mpg


34 mpg


28 mpg


2016 Lexus IS200t

22 mpg


33 mpg


26 mpg


2017 Volvo S60 T5

25 mpg


36 mpg


29 mpg


Pricing Detail:

Model year 2017 A4 ultra starting manufacturer suggested retail prices:

MODELPREMIUM
PREMIUM PLUS
A4 ultra FWD$34,900$38,700