Wednesday, January 23, 2008

2007 Audi A4 2.0T Review

The best parts of buying a good car from a good dealer, with a good warranty. is the rental / loaner cars they let you use while your car is in for repairs or maintness. You drop of a 02 Audi they give you a 07 Audi, good deal in my opinion.



The third generation A4, have a bigger front grill.




















The third gen has cleaner and overall smother lines.













The doors are not as flat as the second generations.







Nice dual exhaust



















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Manual seats :(




















Little dirt already








Big Trunk, can fit 5 or 6 bodies






full spare






Sub in the trunk and rear dash









The control panel display looks the same, but in this model I cant change the display to show other data. Like MPG, runtime.




Love the controls on the steering wheel.







Six disk cd player








The display is much large then the other Audi. The presets are now on the left and right of the screen opposes to the bottom. The benefits of this, is that it will now display the presets value.






Climate controls all the same.







This is where gets interesting. the other Audi was a 6 speed manual transmission. This is a 6 speed automatic, but with tiptronic.




This is your basic drive. It shifts at around 2 to 2.5 thousand rpm depending how you stomp on the gas



This is in sports mode. The car becomes much more responsive, and shifts at a higher rpm






Now it is in the tiptronic mode. Now the power is in your hand. It does not have all the freedom as a true manual, but closet. It will automatically down shift and will up shift at 6000 rpm if you don't shift before it.IMG_2932 

When the car is in gear, the display will show your current gear





IMG_2940Very cool, computer controlled breaking system. This is part of the traction system of the quattro. It will on break on wheels that has traction. Also it will only put power on wheels that can handle it. This happens by applying small amount of break to the free spinning wheel. This will cause the shift in torque to the other side.








I thought this was odd. The exhaust comes in to the middle. On the right hand side is what I think is the turbo. On the  left side is where the exhaust leaves.



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The intake is on the opposite side of the exhaust. This is because the air is routed from the turbo to the inner cooler on the other side then to the intake.




That is not the radiator but the inner cooler.


ctskier said...

Looks nice, but I still like American over anything else.

Give me a truck anyday

news flash new post idea!

What is the best rated full size truck for 08? And toyota doesnt count so disclude that.

Brian said...

I cant think of any American car that is in the similar class. What is nice sporty, four door, American sedan.

as for the truck write up. I have no clue, never drove any full size trucks really, so i don't have much to say or compare it with.

Be free to write something, and e-mail it to me, i have no problem with posting it for you.

just wonder why cant Toyota count? the truck is made in America