1997 Audi A4 Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $23,490
2 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $23,490 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.8L 150 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$23,490
Invoice$20,246

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
5-Speed Manual

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

1.8L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque 155 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom33.4 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length178 in
Width68.2 in
Height55.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.7 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
New this year in the Audi A4 lineup is the 1.8T Sedan, featuring a new 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder, 150-hp turbocharged engine. The comfortable family sedan gets a little more affordable wit... Read More
New this year in the Audi A4 lineup is the 1.8T Sedan, featuring a new 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder, 150-hp turbocharged engine. The comfortable family sedan gets a little more affordable with this addition. Featuring front-wheel drive and a 5-speed manual transmission (5-speed auto optional), the 1997 A4 1.8T Sedan comes with plenty of nice safety features, including traction control, ABS brakes and dual front airbags. For driving pleasure, it also offers cruise control, air conditioning, fog lights, power mirrors, windows, and locks, remote trunk release, and intermittent wipers.
Various packages add heated seats, a ski bag, sunroof, a trip computer, and special sports seats. You can also get performance tires and a lower sports suspension in the Sports Package. Biggest customer complaint is dealer service and high repair costs. Limited legroom in the back and worthless cupholders also rank high on the complaint list. But drivers love the handling, comfort, and style of the 1997 A4 1.8T Sedan, and its solid and smooth ride.
Original MSRP: $25,090
Adds to 1.8T:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic
Drivetrain Locking differential: center
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $25,090 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.8L 150 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$25,090
Invoice$21,846

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
5-Speed Manual

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

1.8L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque 155 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom33.4 in
Wheelbase102.6 in
Length178 in
Width68.2 in
Height55.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.7 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
For a little more money, you can turn your front-wheel drive 1997 Audi A4 1.8T Sedan into a higher-performing quattro all-wheel drive, all-weather vehicle. The quattro system has earne... Read More
For a little more money, you can turn your front-wheel drive 1997 Audi A4 1.8T Sedan into a higher-performing quattro all-wheel drive, all-weather vehicle. The quattro system has earned a lot of praise for its confident footing in a wide array of road and weather situations.
The 1997 Audi A4 1.8T quattro features the traction control, ABS, and dual front airbags of the front-wheel drive sedan, and adds a locking differential. Other standard features are the same, along with the 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder, 150-hp turbo engine and 5-speed manual transmission. The ski bag, heated seats, and power sunroof options carry over from the regular sedan, but the 1.8T quattro adds a leather seat option to the mix. The Sports package, which adds special seats, springs, and suspension makes the 1.8T quattro even more fun on the road. The quattro gets high marks, and the many expensive repairs get low marks.
Original MSRP: $27,930
Adds to 1.8T:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $27,930 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.8L 172 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$27,930
Invoice$24,109

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.8L 172 hp V6
Power 172 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 184 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom33.4 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length178 in
Width68.2 in
Height55.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.7 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
What mainly distinguishes the 1997 Audi A4 2.8 Sedan from it's 1.8T cousin is the engine. As its name implies, it carries a 2.8-liter, 172-hp V6 mated to a 5-speed manual or automatic ... Read More
What mainly distinguishes the 1997 Audi A4 2.8 Sedan from it's 1.8T cousin is the engine. As its name implies, it carries a 2.8-liter, 172-hp V6 mated to a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. Otherwise, the standard comfort features in this family sedan are about the same across the trim lines. Traction control, ABS brakes, and dual front airbags provide safety measures. A security system, cruise control, air conditioning, power mirrors and locks, rear defogger and fog lights are all standard.
The A4 2.8 Sedan adds a power driver's seat, leather trim on the steering wheel, and a center console to the interior. Packages add a sunroof, heated leather seats, ski bag, and a trip computer. 1997 A4 2.8 Sedan owners love its handling, classic style, easy driving experience, and the fact that it ages well. They don't like the cramped backseat, worthless cupholders, and expensive maintenance.
Original MSRP: $29,530
2 national listings
Adds to 1.8T:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Locking differential: center
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $29,530 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.8L 172 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$29,530
Invoice$25,709

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.8L 172 hp V6
Power 172 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 184 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom33.4 in
Wheelbase102.6 in
Length178 in
Width68.2 in
Height55.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.7 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
The 1997 Audi A4 2.8 quattro is an all-wheel drive version of the regular 2.8 Sedan. Because of that, it adds a locking differential to the standard items, but otherwise is virtually i... Read More
The 1997 Audi A4 2.8 quattro is an all-wheel drive version of the regular 2.8 Sedan. Because of that, it adds a locking differential to the standard items, but otherwise is virtually identical in terms of engine power and interior features. It's powered by a 2.8-liter, 172-hp V6 and 5-speed manual transmission, and sits on 15-inch wheels. A 5-speed auto tran is optional.
Like the regular sedan, it comes with a power driver's seat, center console, cruise control, security system, air conditioning, fog lights, and power mirrors, locks and windows. An All-Weather package will add on heated seats and mirrors and a ski bag. Leather seats and sunroof are optional. The Sports Package, for ultimate performance, gives you a lower sports suspension, stiffer shocks, and more supportive seats. The quattro technology, handling, and solid ride are always praised highly, as is the interior comfort and features. Common complaints focus on lots of costly repairs and lack of legroom in the back.