Description: Compact Luxury Sedan, Wagon and Cabriolet
Base MSRP Range: $33,325 - $35,525
Invoice Price Range: $30,384 - $32,387
Where built: USA
Compact cars from Audi emerge in new format for 2006 as sleek four-door sedans and five-door wagons (called Avant) or drop-top variations (Cabriolet) with FrontTrak front-wheel-drive (FWD) traction or Quattro all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. Also, souped-up sports performance models derived from A4 Quattro wear the badge of S4.
A new 2.0-liter four-pack in A4, with turbo-charger and inter-cooler plus Audi's FSI (fuel straight injection) technology, nets 200 hp. Base model A4 2.0T FrontTrak carries the 2.0-liter turbo FSI plant with a manual six-speed transmission, but Audi also offers a Multitronic continuously-variable transmission (CVT). A4 in luxury mode with V6 power is the A4 3.2 Quattro worth 255 hp. And A4 3.2 CVT FrontTrak joins A4 V6 Quattro models. New S4 Quattro performance variations -- for sedan, wagon and convertible -- score a big V8 pumping 340 hp with either the manual six-speed or automatic six Tiptronic.