The updated 2013 Audi A4 sedan has a starting price of $33,395, including an $895 destination fee. Besides a $20 increase in destination and handling for the model year, the A4 has the same MSRP as the 2012 model. That compares favorably to the 2013 BMW 328i ($37,395), 2013 Cadillac ATS ($33,990) and 2012 Lexus IS 250 ($34,670).
The 2013 A4 received a mild refresh for the model year, including a new front and rear bumper along with new headlight, taillight, hood and front grille designs. All models now have LED daytime running lights.
The model is available with either a 211-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder or a 330-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 on the 2013 S4. The S4's V-6 is new for the model year, replacing the 2012's 4.2-liter V-8. The 2013 S4 starts at $48,495, including a destination charge, and is $320 more than last year's S4. The base four-cylinder is available in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige.
The interior has been updated too, including reconfigured audio controls and new chrome accents on some of the switchgear. The MMI Navigation plus now has Google Maps, Google Voice search and other Google-related functionality built into the voice-recognition software. Audi connect (which comes with MMI Navigation plus) can also be had, which brings 3G internet to the car and the ability to pair up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the system. The 3G service is handled by T-Mobile. Audi connect comes with a six-month free subscription and is standard on the Prestige trim and a $3,050 option on the Premium Plus trim.
The wagon variant of the Audi A4 was discontinued and replaced with a new model, the Audi Allroad. The 2013 Audi Allroad has a starting price of $40,495, including a $895 destination fee, and is already available at dealerships.
The 2013 Audi A4 sedan is on sale now.
Pricing: 2013 pricing (2012 pricing)
A4 FWD: $33,395 ($33,375)
A4 quattro (manual): $34,295 ($34,175)
A4 quattro (automatic): $35,495 ($35,475)
S4 quattro (manual): $48,495 ($48,175)
S4 quattro (automatic): $49,895 ($49,575)