This nimble, stylish sports sedan offers a strong and refined 2.8-liter, 190-hp V6, along with a less-refined but responsive 170-hp turbo Four in 1.8T versions.
The Four got a 20-hp boost for 2001.
Also new are standard side-curtain air bags.
The A4's ride is firm yet compliant.
The optional five-speed automatic shifts smoothly and allows easy manual shifts.
The front seats are very comfortable, though the rear is cramped.