Audi limped into the 1990s, still reeling from accusations of unintended acceleration and facing stiff competition from Japanese upstarts like Lexus. Then it introduced the A4 in 1996. Stunning good looks and strong performance made an instant hit of the A4, which set the stage for Audi’s renaissance in the American market.
Currently in its fourth generation, the A4 has offered something for (almost) everyone during its history: sedans, convertibles and wagons. Audi’s all-wheel-drive system—available on all A4s—also provides a level of traction with which many competitors simply can’t compete.