ABS and side air bags standard. Head protection air bags standard from 2000. ESC standard from 2002. FCW and AEB standard from 2017.
This sports sedan is nimble and stylish. The 2.8-liter, 190-hp V6 version is strong and refined, while the less expensive 1.8T version, with a 150-hp turbo Four, is responsive though less refined. The ride is firm yet compliant. The optional five-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and allows easy manual shifts. The front seats are very comfortable; the rear seat is cramped. Audi's all-wheel-drive Quattro feature improves handling stability and increases winter traction. A wagon version, the A4 Avant, is also available. A high-performance, 250-hp S4 version is new for 2000.