AUBURN HILLS, MI – Audi of America Inc. debuted the 2008 A4 Special Edition at the Chicago Auto Show. The new configuration was created for customers wanting a modern German luxury sport sedan with more exterior appeal and attractive packaging. This adds to the S line exterior bumpers and grille introduced as standard features on the A4 for the 2008-model year, which include a sportier front bumper and grille design, lower side door flares, and integrated rear trunk lid spoiler.
Designed for A4 sedan and Avant models equipped with the 2.0 TFSI engine, exterior differentiation for the Special Edition includes a new standard 17-inch wheel that features a 9 Y-spoke design pattern. Standard interior features for quattro-equipped models include leather-trimmed heated front seats and metallic paint. As a result, models equipped with FrontTrak attain a $405 improved value in new standard equipment, while those with quattro permanent all-wheel drive attain a $1,155 value improvement.
All A4 Special Edition models include a one-year subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Similarly, customers can still choose the full S line and Titanium packages as optional sport upgrades, as well as a full range of individual options. Some of these sophistications include DVD-based Audi Navigation system, Bluetooth hands-free preparation, iPod adaptor, and wood beltline trim.
The A4’s 2.0 TFSI direct injection engine made the prestigious Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for the third consecutive year in 2008.
The A4 was one of three Audi models to receive the “Top Safety Pick” designation for 2008 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), for which it also won in 2007. Audi has the highest number of IIHS “Top Safety Pick” designations within its entire model line in comparison to luxury competitors BMW, Mercedes, and Lexus. This category recognizes excellence in top frontal, side, and rear crash performance and the availability of Electronic Stability Program.
The A4 Special Edition is expected to be available at authorized U.S. Audi dealer partners by mid-March 2008 in both sedan and Avant body styles.