• Aug 1, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Audi A4 Avant.

The 2009 Audi A4 sedan and Avant will be hitting lots later this year, and before dealers can begin taking orders in September, they've got to let people know what it'll cost to get behind the wheel of the thoroughly revised entry-level Audi.

Prices for the sedan start at $32,700, equipped with the all-new 2.0-liter TFSI four that sends 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque through the front wheels. Quattro will be available on the four-banger, along with Audi's six-seed Tiptronic transmission. Buyers that opt for the Avant will have to shell out $34,500 for the added hatch, extra cargo room and standard Quattro all-wheel-drive. If you choose the 3.2-liter FSI V6, the six-speed manumatic is standard, along with the Quattro system.

Dealers will have a limited supply of A4 sedans and wagons available for test-drives later this month and customer deliveries should begin later in September. Follow the jump for full details in Audi's press release.




PRESS RELEASE

Audi announces 2009 MY pricing for the all-new A4 sedan and Avant models

HERNDON, Va. – Audi of America today released pricing for two of its newest entries, the 2009 model year Audi A4 sedan and A4 Avant. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for the A4 sedan will start at $32,700, while MSRP for the A4 Avant will start at $34,500.

"The combination of efficiency, power, performance and design make the A4 the new segment standard," said Johan de Nysschen, executive vice president, Audi of America. "These are all-new models with added standard features versus the previous generation. And the A4, when equipped with the all-new 2.0TFSI engine and quattro all-wheel-drive system, delivers better fuel economy and acceleration than the key competitors in this segment."

Audi will begin delivery of customer orders in September 2008, but de Nysschen said that some dealers will have vehicles available for consumer test drives as early as the week of August 10th.

Blake Strong, dealer principal of Strong Audi in Salt Lake City and Audi dealer council chairman, noted that dealers have seen considerable interest in the coming A4 launch.

"I started getting calls early this year," said Strong, "especially after the A4 hit the auto show circuit and photos started to appear. Consumer interest increased as fuel prices rose. The new 2.0 TFSI is a great engine. Add the new engine to the beautiful design and incredible vehicle technology and I feel that this is the perfect car for the time."

The Audi A4 sedan can be equipped with either the all-new 2.0 TFSI 4-cylinder engine or the 3.2 FSI V6 engine. The 2.0 TFSI engine can be configured for front-wheel drive or with Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system. The 3.2 FSI is offered exclusively in the sedan and with the quattro all-wheel-drive system and a 6-speed Tiptronic transmission. The A4 Avant will be equipped with the 2.0 TFSI engine and the quattro all-wheel-drive system.

New for 2009, the 2.0 TFSI engine features more horsepower (211 hp) and significantly more torque (258 lb.-ft.) than the engine it replaces. Rated at 21 miles per gallon city and 27 mpg highway, the 2.0 TFSI engine delivers better fuel economy, and when compared to the all-wheel-drive versions, better 0-to-60 miles per hour acceleration than the key German and Asian competitors in the segment.

Audi of America offers a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles, including the Audi A4. This eighth-generation A4 made its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007 and its North American debut at the North American International Auto Show (Detroit) in January 2008. During 2007, Audi sold 322,517 A4 models globally, and 45,411 in the United States (nearly 50 percent of all Audi vehicles sold in the U.S.).


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      • 6 Years Ago
      So Audi did keep its word that it was going to keep the price increase to within a few percent of the outgoing A4 (well, on some of the models, at least): the 2008 A4 2.0t avant auto starts at $33,000, so the price is going up ~3.6%. Not as bad as I thought it would be. Hopefully Audi won't jack up the prices of the options. The car should still be loads cheaper than it's direct rival, the 328xi wagon.

      • 6 Years Ago
      That's gorgeous, but damned pricey! Good luck finding one on the lot for $32.7k; more like $40k. Entry-level--HA!

      Thankfully, the resale will suck enough for some of us to pick up an '09 in '11 or '12 for 40% off.
        • 6 Years Ago
        the wagon would be the right option here, as you can scoop up a G35 that will eat up the A4 sedan for much much less

        almost $33k for an A4 with an I4???? no thanks!

        I gues if you want mpg, than the I4 doesn't seem to bad an option, but if you can't affor the gas for a $33k car, then you shouldn'd be buying it in the first place.

        I agree, wait three years adn then you can get one for $21k

        go here, and check out some prices of cars that just came of lease (usually)

        www.ncautoauction.com
          • 6 Years Ago
          I guess you don't know that you can chip the 4cyl? So you get mpg AND 300ft lbs of torque? And yes, I bought mine CPO to save the hit that all new cars take.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Paul, I'm with you--the A3 is all I really need or want, and it's on my short-list. The new A4, despite its "entry level" designation, is too big and too rich for my tastes. Besides, the A3, being lighter, is cheaper to run.

        I'm all for buying only the amount of car one needs; even if I'll buy into the badge thing to some extent (don't see myself going much farther than Audi in terms of prestige), most of us don't need to go beyond the literal or marketing-speak entry level.
        • 6 Years Ago
        See: Audi A3
        See: imploding $ USD
      • 6 Years Ago
      Expensive?????
      using the current model to compare an equivalent UK car (2.0T A4 SE saloon with elec seats, sun roof, split rear seat, symphony stereo) works out at $51754 on the road. $29000 won't buy a basic A3 1.6 3dr....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Granted we are getting an engine upgrade, I'd like to see what the change from $29K to $33K will net you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Damn. That's $4000 more than this years model. Our economy is so screwed right now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is one hot wagon!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Finally! A luxury wagon at a good price that looks great, and has a great rep to match. It's good to see Audi isn't afraid of the 'Wagon" term.
        • 6 Years Ago
        And that's a good thing, ain't it?
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's weird that even the regular A4s look like S4s now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      after seeing what Honda/Acura did to the TL redesign, nice to see Audi getting "it" right.

      why must you tease us Yankees with the pics of the TDI model though, Autoblog? :P

      still holding off to see if the Audi TDI models arrive (specially A5) within 2 years; if not, then will most likely pick up the A5 (hopefully prices won't jump too much)
        • 6 Years Ago
        if the euro keeps gaining ground against $$$ = nope.
        if the euro stays the same and BWM has success with their 'd' models in US, then Audi might do it, doubt it would be with the A5 model though
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm waiting to see what's what with the TDI as well, if it's not due in the 09 model line up, then this image is just a nasty tease... A mid 2009 model/engine addition maybe? What do you think?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The logic of the smallest engine (2.0) in the largest vehicle (avant) escapes me.

      Maybe the elusive 3.0 diesel will be added to this weakspot in the engine lineup.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thanks Autoblog for teasing us with pictures of the Avant WITH a manual transmisison.

      Ugh!!!!
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