Through Ian's Lens: 2009 Audi A4
Within the entry-level luxury sedan class, the Audi A4 has one of the toughest assignments: Compete with the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The 2009 A4 is a great example of how Audi is putting its best design foot forward in the small-luxury segment. A spotless interior is matched with a decent (neither boring nor exciting) exterior design that should give the other big German automotive companies something to think about.
With the 2009 model year comes Audi’s new headlight design. Every new Audi's uplevel trims on the A4 use a string of LEDs inside the headlight housing to accent the front of the car and act as daytime running lights. It’s just not enough to have xenon headlights anymore; now you need LED lashes to complete the look. It’s yet another classy way to let the world know you own an Audi and can afford luxury over a Chevy Malibu.
Cars.com was lucky enough to have both the 2009 Audi A4 sedan and the 2009 Audi A4 Avant (wagon) in the office at the same time.
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