The 1999 Audi A4 provides comfort and fun in a car that exudes quality and status, all within a price tag that shouldn’t hurt the average consumer’s wallet too badly. The A4’s safety features prove more than adequate, pleasing even the biggest safety critics. In fact, the 1999 Audi A4 has passed both U.S. and European crash tests with flying colors.
Body Styles: wagon, sedan
Engines: 1.8-liter four-cylinder, 2.8-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, five-speed automatic
Models: Audi A4 1.8T wagon, Audi A4 2.8 Avant Quattro wagon, Audi A4 1.8T sedan, Audi A4 1.8T Quattro sedan, Audi A4 2.8T sedan, Audi A4 2.8T Quattro sedan
New options and equipment improve current models of the Audi A4 series. An additional model, the 1.8T Avant wagon, also joins the lineup in 1999.
The1999 Audi A4 comes in two different body styles: sedan or wagon. This year’s models have larger passenger outside mirrors than the year before. The A4 is available in only two exterior colors: Volcano Black or Jaspis Green. The 1.8T sedan offers alloy wheels, while the 2.8 models feature wood trim and fog lights.
Inside the cabin, the 1999 Audi A4 provides drivers and passengers with plenty of comfort features, including leather trim on both the steering wheel and shifter, power door locks and power windows. The 1999 Audi A4 series offers three choices of interior trims: the Advance, Ambiente, and Ambition. The eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support provides added comfort to the driver—especially during long road trips. However, passengers may find their seats a bit less comfortable.
Performance & Handling
A more than capable, 2.8-liter, V-6 engine provides the 1999 Audi A4 2.8 models with 190 horsepower, while the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine still gives drivers an impressive 150 horsepower to purr smoothly along on highway excursions. The 1.8 models utilize the smaller engine. Sedans offer the option of front drive or all-wheel drive with a manual or automatic transmission. Avant models use Audi’s all-wheel-drive system.
Anti-lock brakes and traction control come standard in all 1999 Audi A4 versions, making safety a priority easily accomplished. Dual front airbags and side airbags provide added protection to occupants in the event of an accident.
EPA Fuel Economy
Audi A4 1.8T wagon: 20/24 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 2.8 Avant Quattro wagon: 18/21 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 1.8T sedan: 20/24 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 1.8T Quattro sedan: 20/24 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 2.8T sedan: 18/21 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 2.8T Quattro sedan: 18/21 mpg city/highway
- Expert handling
- Smooth ride
- Luxurious interior
You Won't Like
- Uncomfortable passenger seats for long drives
- Poorly installed cup holders
- Frequent maintenance requirements
Solid performance with luxury to swoon over.
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