The 2021 Audi A4 range has landed in Australia with the local arm of the German brand confirming pricing and specification of its mid-sizer ahead of going on sale this week.
Pricing gets underway at $55,900 plus on-road costs for the A4 35 TFSI and tops out at $74,900 for the A4 Allroad 45 TFSI. Prices are cheaper across the board over the outgoing range.
Audi Australia has simplified the 2020 A4 range, offering just three sedan choices, one station wagon and two Allroad crossover wagon variants.
The Audi A4 range kicks off with the A4 35 TFSI. Gone from under the bonnet is the incumbent 1.4-litre four-cylinder, replaced by Audi’s 2.0-litre turbo petrol with 110kW and 270Nm. Drive is sent to the front wheels via Audi’s seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch auto.
Standard equipment for the price leader includes 19-inch alloys, a new 10.1-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB+ radio, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation.
Wireless Phone charging comes standard, as does keyless entry and start, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, tri-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting. The base model misses out on Audi’s virtual cockpit, the only variant in the range to do so.
Stepping into the $59,900 (plus on-roads) A4 35 TFSI S Line adds virtual cockpit, sports front seats, leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, heated and folding exterior mirrors, an electrically-adjustable front passenger seat, S Line embossed illuminated door sills, and the S Line exterior package. It’s powered by the same 2.0-litre turbo four with the same outputs as the 35 TFSI.
The A4 45 TFSI Quattro S Line starts at $68,900 (plus on-roads) and scores a power boost over its tamer siblings with 183kW and 370Nm from its 2.0-litre turbo four. It also gets Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system as well as a premium 10-speaker sound system with a 180W subwoofer.
Additionally, the driver’s seat and exterior mirrors feature a memory function while the leather-wrapped steering wheel is flat-bottomed. Inside, aluminium ‘ellipse’ inlays come as standard.
It’s the same specification as the only station wagon in the range, the A4 Avant 45 TFSI S Quattro S Line, which is priced at $71,400 plus on-road costs. It features an electric gesture-controlled tailgate and a 495-litre cargo area (against the sedan’s 460L), expanding to 1495L with the rear seats folded flat. Roof rails come standard, too.
The A4 Allroad range has expanded, a diesel variant joining the incumbent petrol-powered crossover wagon.
The range starts with the $69,900 A4 Allroad 40 TDI, its 2.0-litre turbo, four-cylinder diesel making 140kW and 400Nm.
Standard equipment distinct from the wider A4 range includes 18-inch alloys, Allroad exterior styling including cladding over the wheel arches, an Allroad-specific grille with horizontal elements, a 46mm higher ground clearance over the standard A4, as well as a 6mm wider front track and 11mm increased rear track. An off-road driving mode is standard, too.
The A4 Allroad 45 TFSI Quattro is priced at $72,900 plus on-roads and is good for 183kW and 370Nm from its 2.0-litre turbo, four-cylinder petrol engine. Like the wider A4 range, the Allroad 45 TFSI also features Audi’s 12V mild-hybrid system, with only the diesel missing out on the fuel-saving technology.
In terms of safety, the entire range comes standard with eight airbags, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, and an exit warning system which alerts the driver if a cyclist or car is approaching from behind when opening doors. All A4 variants carry a five-star ANCAP rating.
More advanced safety technology is available with the $2900 Assistance plus package which adds adaptive cruise control with stop&go function, active lane-keeping assist, a head-up display, high beam assist, 360-degree cameras, parking assist, and Audi’s pre-sense system that provides collision warnings, collision avoidance assist, and turn assist.
Other optional bundles include the basic $1900 Assistance package only available on the entry-level 35 TFSI which has some, but not all of the above-mentioned features, missing out on 360-degree cameras, a head-up display and parking assist.
Additionally, there’s the $2100 S Line interior package available on the 35 TFSI S Line and 45 TFSI S Line Quattro while the $2900 Carbon and black pack is only available for the 45 TFSI S Line Quattro sedan and Avant variants.
The entire A4 range is on sale now, with the brawnier S4 range due to go on sale later in the year.
2020 Audi A4 pricing in Australia
- A4 35 TFSI – $55,900
- A4 35 TFSI S Line – $59,900
- A4 45 TFSI Quattro S Line – $68,900
- A4 Avant 45 TFSI Quattro S Line – $71,400
- A4 Allroad 40 TDI Quattro – $69,900
- A4 Allroad 45 TFSI Quattro – $72,900