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Amazing selection of useful options
MMI can be tedious at times
Apart from its variety of body styles, drivetrains, and safety systems, the 2010 Audi A4 offers a host of standard and optional features that are among the best in its class.
Standard features on the A4 include the usual power accessories, an AM/FM/CD player, and air conditioning. Motor Trend reports leather upholstery is standard. Also on the equipment list for all A4 wagons and sedans are Sirius Satellite Radio; cruise control; and a sunroof.
Bluetooth and a navigation system are options on the 2010 A4, as is premium audio. Motor Trend notes "a choice of Bang & Olufsen stereo systems, including the excellent 14-speaker setup we sampled, plus a six-disc CD changer and iPod connectivity." Of the upmarket sound options, "We have no complaints," Edmunds reports.
Audi's MMI (Multi Media Interface) system, which uses a rotary controller to aid the driver in setting climate, audio, and phone functions on the go, is a standard feature, and a somewhat hit-or-miss one. It's a menu-based system like BMW's iDrive, but the software's a little more user-friendly and logical. The MMI "makes [BMW's] iDrive seem like a cruel joke," Edmunds observes. Cars.com believes "MMI can be tedious to use at times, but Audi does provide secondary controls for the air conditioning system."
A keyless entry system is offered on the new 2010 Audi A4. "It can-like most cars in this segment-recall radio presets, exterior mirror positions, and interior-and-exterior lighting preferences on approach and egress," Cars.com reports. "But programmability now extends to many more ancillaries, such as deactivating the auto-up feature on the rear windows or turning down the intensity of the steering-wheel warning vibes when the new lane-monitoring option thinks you're veering."
With plenty of standard equipment on the base $32,275 sedan, it's still easy to option the 2010 Audi A4 above $45,000 with premium audio and interior trim.