2014 Audi A4 Review
There's a steady shift towards German cars in Kenya and the Audi A4 is stack in the middle of this shift. People are pivoting from Japanese cars due to their skyrocketing prices and high demand and many see the Audi A4 as a perfect alternative. It's a diverse car that can compete with Japan's finest; the Audi A4 can take on the Toyota Mark X, the Audi A4 Allroad can take on the Subaru Outback and the Audi A4 Avant can take on the Mazda Atenza wagon or the Subaru Legacy wagon. These are very interesting matchups that many savvy buyers are considering but are kept at bay by the fear of German cars and their propensity to fail spectacularly due to an overload of sensors. Is this a founded fear or just an urban legend that's keeping many from enjoying the best of automobiles? Read on to find out.
The Audi A4 is a 5 seater executive car that has been in production from 1994 to present. It’s available as a Saloon and Station Wagon with a range of petrol and diesel engines. The station wagon version is known as the Avant and the off-road variant is known as the Allroad.
The 2014 Audi A4 falls in the B8 generation that was in production from 2008 to 2016 and it’s bigger in size than its predecessors. There are high performance variants known as the Audi S4 and the Audi RS4. The A4 is offered in either 2WD or 4WD( Known as Quattro)
2014 Audi A4 Engine Options
1. The 1.8 Litre TFSI Petrol Engine
2. The 1.8 Litre TFSI Quattro Petrol Engine
3. The 2.0 Litre TFSI Quattro Petrol Engine
4. The 3.0 Litre TFSI Quattro V6 Supercharged Petrol Engine
1. The 2.0 TDI Diesel Engine
2. The 2.0 TDI Quattro Diesel Engine
1. The 3.0 Litre TDI Quattro Diesel Engine
1. 6-Speed Manual Transmission
2. Multitronic CVT
2014 Audi A4 Grades
- Audi A4 SE – This is the basic grade that comes with 15-Inch alloy rims, manual AC, Bluetooth, plain steering wheel and halogen clear headlights.
- Audi A4 SE Technik – This grade adds front and rear parking sensors, cruise control and standard suspension
- Audi A4 S Line – This is a sports grade that adds 18-Inch alloy rims, sports suspension and S Line badging
- Audi A4 Black Edition – This grades improves on the S Line grade by adding matte black finishing, alluminium pedals, flat bottomed steering wheel and piano black inserts on the dashboard.
2014 Audi A4 Interior
Legroom and Space
The Audi A4 is a spacious and comfortable car with good legroom all round. At the first row, the legroom is great for both driver and passenger with enough space to recline as desired. At the second, the legroom is similarly good and the seats are well elevated and extra padded.
There are several storage compartments in the cabin that are useful for storing items such as smartphones, beverages, goggles, handbags etc. At the first row there are 4 cup-holders, door panel storage, a cubby box and glovebox. At the second row, there are 2 cupholders and and storage pockets on the front seats.
2014 Audi A4 Boot Space
The boot is large enough to carry luggage for a family of five. The A4 Avant has a much bigger boot and the rear seats can fold down to create extra space when needed.
Extras: Sunroof, Bang and Olufsen sound system
2014 Audi A4 Safety Features: SRS airbags, knee airbags, side airbags, curtain airbags, ABS, EBD, Traction Control, Audi Lane Assist, Audi Side Assist, Adaptive Headlights, Adaptive Cruise Control
2014 Audi A4 Exterior
The A4 looks executive and all grades come with alloy rims and fog lights. Higher grades come with daytime running lights and chrome finishing.
2014 Audi A4 Fuel Consumption
2014 Audi A4 1.8 Litre TFSI Petrol fuel consumption: 21.2 Km/L
2014 Audi A4 1.8 Litre TFSI Quattro Petrol fuel consumption: 20.0 Km/L
2014 Audi A4 2.0 Litre TFSI Quattro Petrol fuel consumption: 20.4 Km/L
2014 Audi A4 3.0 Litre TFSI Quattro V6 Petrol fuel consumption: 16.0 Km/L
2014 Audi A4 2.0 Litre TDI Diesel fuel consumption: 26.0 Km/L
2014 Audi A4 2.0 TDI Quattro Diesel fuel consumption: 24.6 Km/L
2014 Audi A4 3.0 Litre TDI Quattro Diesel fuel consumption: 18.2 Km/L
2014 Audi A4 Acceleration
2014 Audi A4 1.8 Litre TFSI Petrol accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 8.6 sec.
2014 Audi A4 1.8 Litre TFSI Quattro Petrol accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 8.6 sec.
2014 Audi A4 2.0 Litre TFSI Quattro Petrol accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 8.2 sec.
2014 Audi A4 3.0 Litre TFSI Quattro V6 Petrol accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 sec.
2014 Audi A4 2.0 Litre TDI Diesel accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 9.4 sec.
2014 Audi A4 2.0 TDI Quattro Diesel accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 9.4 sec.
2014 Audi A4 3.0 Litre TDI Quattro Diesel accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.3 sec.
2014 Audi A4 Fuel Tank Capacity: 61 Litres
2014 Audi A4 Ground Clearance
The 2014 Audi A4 has a ground clearance of 4.2 inches(108mm) which is below the minimum recommended ground clearance of 6.5 Inches for Kenyan roads and it may not clear some speed bumps. It might be necessary to modify the ground clearance to adjust the car to Kenyan roads. Read our guidelines here on how to safely increase a vehicle’s ground clearance.
2014 Audi A4 Stability and Handling
The Audi A4 drives and handles superbly with no hint of instability even at high speed. The ground clearance is an issue on this car and you have to maneuver carefully on speed bumps and potholes.
Audi A4 Service Intervals
Minor Service: At 5,000 km. Requires Air Cleaner, Oil Filter, and Engine Oil
Major Service: At 10,000km. Requires Air Cleaner, Oil Filter, Fuel Filter, ATF Filter, Cabin Filter, Plugs, Front Brake Pads, Rear Brake Pads, ATF Oil, and Engine Oil
Audi A4 Spare Parts Availability, Cost & Where to buy
Service parts are fairly priced and shared with other Audis. Body parts on the other hand are expensive and mostly available in Nairobi.
2014 Audi A4 Reliability
The Audi A4 is not as forgiving on poor maintenance as some of its Japanese rivals.
Some of the commonly reported Audi A4 problems are;
1. Engine Warning Light
2. Transmission problems
3. Engine Failure
4. Sensor problems
Ensure you thoroughly read the Owner’s Manual as it contains vital information on the maintenance and operation of the car. Send us an email at [email protected] for a copy of the 2014 Owner’s Manual.
Audi A4 Resale Value: Moderate
Cost of Ownership
Purchase Price: Starting from Ksh.1,800,000
Comprehensive Insurance: Average Ksh. 72,000/ per annum- Or
3rd Party Insurance: Ksh. 7,000/- per annum
Change of Tyres(If neccessary) Ksh. 28,000/- for 4 Tyres
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What we like about the 2014 Audi A4
2. Executive design
3. A wide choice of engines
What we don’t
Low ground clearance
The Audi A4 is an excellent family car that offers a good alternative to most high-end Japanese cars such as the Toyota Crown, Subaru Outback, Mazda Atenza and Subaru Legacy. Questions around reliability and maintenance costs keep many from buying this car but with proper planning and careful maintenance, the Audi A4 can be as reliable as its Japanese rivals.
Where to Buy the 2014 Audi A4 in Kenya
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