The Audi A4 Returns for 2018, and Kelley Blue Book Loves It

The Four Rings moniker's small luxury sedan is back and better than ever for a new model year, fresh off of a "bolder and sportier" 2017 build to challenge even rivals in the mid-size segment.

The new 2018 Audi A4, says KBB, heads out the gate even more feature-packed for both the well-appointed cruise and the athletic drive-time, with an ideal blend of style, tech, luxury, and performance to make both grades.

Our Temecula, CA Audi dealer wasn't at all surprised at the sizable list of notables among the expert auto reviewer's favorites. For starters, front-wheel drive now only presents in the A4 base ultra® trims; quattro® all-wheel drive is now available in short order, standard at all other trim levels. It offers not only impeccable traction credentials but, paired with the line's hard-charging 252-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine, the new A4 from Audi can push zero to 60 mph in as little as 5.7 seconds. The powerplant and drivetrain even couple with a six-speed manual gearbox to further adrenalize the ride by keeping things hands-on.

Kelley Blue Book also lauded the luxury sedan's available 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit, a customizable color instrument cluster featuring a virtual speedometer, tachometer, and more to deliver metrics at a glance – meaning more time spent with eyes on the drive. The same accolades for the sprawling Audi A4 7.0-inch MMI® infotainment display, which the research and valuation gurus found excellent for navigation using Google Earth and its multifarious maps.

Factor in their appreciation, rightly placed, for Audi adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist in making safely jockeying for urban and highway rank a breeze. Likewise, for a suspension response at the top of the sport performance game. You can see how well-rounded yet breathtaking the drive experience promises to be. Try out a new 2018 Audi A4 for yourself here at our 40955 Temecula Center Drive showroom today, and we're sure you'll share a bit of the expert's enthusiasm.