By James Bergeron

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2009 Audi A4 3.2

Day 1:

2009 Audi A4 3.2
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I’m sure all my readers feel horrible for me: having to give up the Audi A6 last week certainly was a heart breaker, but lucky for me, to ease the transition away from that car, Audi was generous enough to put me into a 2009 Audi A4 3.2 quattro for the week. Sometimes, life can be difficult.

The only thing really difficult about driving an Audi is swallowing the price tags. The 2009 A4 starts, however, at what I think is reasonable for a luxury sedan: $38,300.

2009 Audi A4 3.2
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The 2009 A4 is the eighth-generation of the B platform for Audi (B8), dating back to the Audi 80 on the B1 platform in 1972. The A4 started with the B5 platform and was sold between model years 1994 and 2000. There have been quite a few changes for the B8 platform, and as a result, the new A4 is larger and more refined than the previous generation.

My tester is the 3.2 quattro model, powered by Audi’s 3.2-litre FSI engine, a motor that produces 265hp and 243lb-ft of torque, and is capable of moving the A4 from 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds.

No options have been added to my tester; it is a “base” 3.2 quattro, but “base” isn’t really the greatest word when it includes nearly everything under the sun, minus navigation. Audi has really packed on the features in their 2009 model lineup, offering good value for your luxury dollar.

2009 Audi A4 3.2
MSRP as tested (including destination): $51,700

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