When it comes to luxury vehicles, the 2006 Audi A4 comes out on top of the list for value coupled with performance, reliability, convenience, and features. The 2006 Audi A4 edition comes in four trims and three body styles, opening up room for plenty of variety for the user. The engine power has also been upped a bit to improve performance; the handling and suspension system receives a tweak too.
Body Styles: sedan, wagon, convertible
Engines: 3.0-liter V-6, 1.8-liter I-4, 3.1-liter V-6, 2.0-liter I-4
Transmissions: five-speed automatic with auto-manual, six-speed manual, six-speed automatic with auto-manual, six-speed CVT with auto-manual, seven-speed CVT with auto-manual
Models: Audi A4 2.0T, Audi A4 3.2, Audi A4 1.8T, Audi A4 3.0
The 2006 Audi A4 models equipped V-6 engines pair it with a six-speed manual transmission on the sedans and wagons. These models use all-wheel drive in this year’s edition and the entire range comes fitted with superior suspension. They offer much more engine power to go with better handling and performance.
The 2006 Audi A4 comes with body-colored front and rear fenders and the addition of a chrome grille makes it attractive in its simplicity. The 2006 Audi A4 is a reasonably sized vehicle measuring 69.8 inches in width, 56.2 inches in height, 180.6 inches in length, and offering 4.2 inches of ground clearance. Cargo room reaches 13.4 cubic feet, and the model sits on a wheelbase of 104.3 inches. It comes fitted with 215-55R H tires mounted on 16-inch alloy wheels.
The 2006 Audi A4 has comfortable interior dimensions and offers 38.4 inches of headroom, 41.3 inches of legroom, and 55.1 inches of shoulder room in the front, while it provides 37.2 inches of headroom, 34.3 inches of legroom, and 53.4 inches of shoulder room in the rear.
For comfort and convenience the 2006 Audi A4 comes fitted with various storage compartments, such as the under-seat tray, front armrest storage, door bins in the front and rear, cup holders in the front and rear, and seat back pockets. It features illuminated entry lights, and the dashboard comes with door ajar and low battery warning signals.
Air-conditioning marks a standard feature on all 2006 Audi A4 trims as do the heated power mirrors and the illuminated vanity mirrors. The vehicle has a leather shifter, an AM/FM radio with satellite, and a power steering wheel fitted with audio and cruise control buttons. Other power features include power doors, mirrors, and windows, while a rear window defroster comes standard.
Performance & Handling
The 2006 Audi A4 offers four possible engines, each with its own trim. The Audi A4 2.0T uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT) paired with a three-liter, V-6, 16-valve, 200-hp engine that produces 207 lb-ft of torque. The Audi A4 3.2 uses a CVT and comes with a 1.8-liter, I-4, 24-valve, 255-hp engine that produces 243 lb-ft of torque.
The Audi A4 1.8T contains a CVT coupled with a 3.1-liter, V-6, 20-valve, 170-hp engine that gives 166 lb-ft of torque, while the Audi A4 3.0 has a five-speed automatic and a two-liter, I-4 engine with 30 valves, 220 hp, and 221 lb-ft of torque.
For safety, 2006 Audi A4 trims include sport rack-and-pinion steering, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), four-wheel front vented disc brakes, multi-link front and rear suspension, a front and rear anti-roll bar, front and rear coil springs, gas pressure front and rear shocks, stability control, and side-impact beams.
The 2006 Audi A4 comes fitted with front passenger and driver airbags and front-passenger and driver side-impact airbags, along with child safety locks in the rear and a reverse sensing system.
EPA Fuel Economy
Audi A4 2.0T: 23/34 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 3.2: 21/29 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 1.8T: 23/30 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 3.0: 18/25 mpg city/highway
- Various body styles
- Well-incorporated safety and stability controls
- Commendable maneuverability and control
You Won't Like
- Cramped interior
- Navigation system remains optional
Ample variety, user convenience, and safety.
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