The 1999 Audi A4 provides comfort and a car that says quality and exudes status, all with a price tag that doesn’t hurt the average consumer’s wallet. The safety features prove more than adequate for even the biggest safety critic, since the 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 1.8T wagon, Audi 2.8 Avant Quattro wagon, Audi 1.8T sedan, Audi 1.8T Quattro sedan, Audi 2.8T sedan, Audi 2.8T Quattro sedan
New options and equipment improve the 1999 Audi A4 series. An additional model, the 1.8T Avant wagon also joins the lineup.
The 1.8T sedan offers alloy wheels, and the 2.8 versions features wood trim and fog lights. All Audi A4s get larger passenger outside mirrors and can be purchased in Volcano Black or Jaspis Green. Exterior features for the 1.8T wagon include power heated mirrors, a keyless entry system, a lighted entry system, a rear window defroster, tinted glass, 15-inch wheels, a roof rack, intermittent windshield wipers, and a rear window wiper for improved visibility. The 1.8T sedan does not offer the roof rack or the rear wiper, however.
Leather trim on both the steering wheel and shifter, along with power doors and locks take the first step towards luxury for all passengers. The 1999 Audi A4 offers three choices of interior: the Advance, Ambiente, and Ambition. The eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support provides comfort to the driver for both short and extended trips. Other occupants may find their seats a bit less comfortable. Passengers also do not get enough room in the back seat.
Standard interior features include a center console for storage, a tachometer, cloth seating, power steering, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, air-conditioning, and an AM/FM/cassette audio system.
Performance & Handling
The 2.8-liter V-8 engine in the 1999 Audi A4 provides 190 horsepower, while the 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine still gives drivers an impressive 150 horsepower to purr smoothly along on highway excursions.
Anti-lock brakes and traction control come standard in the 1999 Audi A4, making safety a priority easily accomplished. Dual front airbags and side airbags also improve safety in any event.
EPA Fuel Economy
Audi 1.8T wagon: 20/24 mpg city/highway
Audi 2.8 Avant Quattro wagon: 18/21 mpg city/highway
Audi 1.8T sedan: 20/24 mpg city/highway
Audi 1.8T Quattro sedan: 20/24 mpg city/highway
Audi 2.8T sedan: 18/21 mpg city/highway
Audi 2.8T Quattro sedan: 18/21 mpg city/highway
- Expert handling
- Smooth ride
- Luxurious interior
You Won't Like
- Uncomfortable seats for long drives
- Poorly installed cup holders
- Frequent maintenance requirements
Solid performance with luxury to swoon over.
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