The 2023 Audi A4 model sees few notable changes. Adaptive cruise control is now available on all trims, the Black Optic packages are enhanced with more painted trim pieces and larger wheels, and an upgraded stereo is now standard on the Premium Plus trim.
Choosing Your Audi A4
There are three different powertrains offered across the 2023 A4 lineup. All are standard with all-wheel drive and automatic transmissions with paddle shifters. The A4 and A4 allroad are fitted with a seven-speed dual-clutch unit whereas the S4 features an eight-speed with a torque converter. The 45 TFSI powertrain is available for $2,100 to $700 depending on the A4’s selected trim.
|Model||Engine Type||Horsepower / Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|A4 40 TFSI||2.0-liter 4-cyl turbo||201 hp / 236 lb-ft||29 mpg|
|A4 45 TFSI, allroad||2.0-liter 4-cyl turbo||261 hp / 273 lb-ft||27 mpg (26 for allroad)|
|S4||3.0-liter V6 turbo||349 hp / 369 lb-ft||24 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The A4 and S4 sedans and allroad wagon seat five and stretch to 187.5 inches in length which nearly matches the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class. Rear passengers are afforded 35.7 inches of legroom and 37.4 inches of headroom which are on par with the rest of the class, as is its 12-cubic foot trunk space. Only Volvo offers a wagon body style to compete with the allroad, however, the Audi’s 24.2 cubic feet of space behind the seats (58.5 cubic feet with the seats folded) are far more than what is offered in the V60.
The A4 is equipped with a basic level of active safety equipment such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. Adaptive cruise control is offered through the Premium trim’s Convenience Package as are blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors. The Premium Plus trim includes those features as standard.
The base A4 features a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and plays sound through a 10-speaker 180-watt sound system. SiriusXM is standard on the Premium Plus trim as is a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen 16-channel sound system.
The base A4 features full LED headlights with signature daytime running lights, LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, 17-inch wheels, dual exhaust, high-gloss aluminum window surrounds, and chrome exterior trim. Inside, the Premium trim features heated leather seats with eight-way power-adjustability for the driver, a seven-inch digital gauge cluster, three-zone climate control, a power sunroof, and walnut wood interior trim.
The Convenience Package is $2,500 includes upgrades to the audio and safety equipment and adds proximity entry, auto-dimming mirrors, a heated steering wheel, and driver’s position memory settings.
The A4 S-Line ($2,100) package features the upgraded 45 TFSI engine, 18-inch wheels, a sport suspension, and a revised front bumper for a sportier look.
The A4 Premium Plus trim features 18-inch wheels, a surround-view camera system, power-folding mirrors, upgraded audio and safety equipment, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Additional option packages are available such as the Warm Weather Package ($1,300) which includes front sport seats with ventilation, the Navigation Package for $1,500, and the Black Optic Package ($500) which adds gloss-black painted exterior trim and gray oak wood interior trim.
The S-Line is priced at $1,600 and offers the S-Line interior Package for $500 which include brushed aluminum interior trim, leather and Dinamica seats, and stainless steel pedals. The Black Optic Package is $1,300 and includes 18-inch bi-color wheels, a gloss-black grille, bumper trim, mirrors, window surrounds, rocker sills, rear spoiler, exhaust tips, and badges, red brake calipers, and dark aluminum interior trim.
The A4’s top trim adds matrix-LED headlights, parking assist, acoustic laminated front windows, a head-up display, heated rear seats, and includes the Warm Weather and Navigation packages. The upgraded engine is $700 and offers the same exterior and interior upgrades with the exception of ventilated seats, which require $800 to be added back in.
The entry trim for the A4 allroad is similarly equipped to that of the A4 with notable additions such as a power tailgate, aluminum roof rails, a panoramic sunroof, and an adaptive suspension that are joined by the allroad’s unique grille, black fender arches, sculpted side sills, and additional black plastic on the lower rear bumper for a more rugged look.
The familiar Convenience Package is offered for $2,500 and the black plastic can be painted to match the body color for $1,000.
The notable standard and available features of the sedan’s Premium Plus trim are also available here while the Black Optic Plus Package ($1,350) additionally includes black roof rails and matte silver lower trim on the bumpers and side sills.
The Prestige trim’s notable feature list matches that of the sedan and includes ventilated seats and rear window shades as standard.
The S4 is a sportier version of the A4 sedan. Along with a more powerful engine, the S4 is distinguished by Audi’s signature brushed aluminum finish applied to its honeycomb grille surround, door mirrors, front bumper air inlets, side sill trim, and rear bumper accents.
Additionally, there are four round chrome exhaust outlets, a sport suspension with a lowered ride height, 19-inch wheels with performance tires, a sport steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, leather and Dinamica sport seats, and carbon-fiber design interior trim included.
The Convenience Package is available for $2,500.
The S4 is equally featured to that of the A4 Premium Plus but offers unique packages such as the S Sport Package ($2,500) which adds a sport rear differential, dynamic dampers, and red brake calipers, and the new-for-2023 Audi Sport Interior Package ($900) that adds a black interior with red stitching and RS carbon inlays.
The Black Optic Plus Package is $1,000 and now extends gloss-black paint to the side sills, rear lip spoiler, exhaust tips, and badges. Full Nappa leather seats are offered for $1,000.
The S4 Prestige adds similar premium features as the A4 Prestige trim and the optional performance packages of the Premium Plus trim are available.
The Premium Plus trim offers the best bang for your buck and we’d recommend the 45 TFSI for its balance of power and efficiency.