- audi is giving the 2021 a4 and a5 get a power boost, a new 12-volt hybrid system, and a bit of equipment rejiggering.
- the base engine now makes 201 horsepower, and the upgrade engine now makes 261 hp, both increases of 13 hp.
- the 2021 a4 starts at $40,095 and the a5 starts at $42,795.
fresh off a facelift for 2020, the audi a4 and a5 lineups will benefit from a few more upgrades for 2021. in addition to more power for both the low- and high-output versions of the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engines, the a4's sedan and allroad and the a5's sportback, coupe, and cabriolet body styles get a 12-volt hybrid system and some revised equipment packages.
the a4 sedan's base model was previously the front-wheel-drive 40 with 188 horsepower; this model now has standard quattro all-wheel drive and 13 additional horsepower, for a total of 201 hp. the higher-powered 45 model also gets a power bump, to 261 horsepower. the a4 40 models get a price hike to go with this and now start at $40,095, while the 45 retains its base price of $41,895.
the a5s also get the same power boost, and the a5 sportback adds a new base 40 model with the same 201-hp engine as the a4 40. this new model drops the price of the sportback by $2200 compared to the existing 45 model, bringing its base price—$42,795—closer to the a4 sedan's. the a5 sportback 40 has the same 201-hp engine and standard quattro all-wheel drive as the a4 40.
apple carplay is now standard across the board, the premium plus trim level now includes standard adaptive cruise control and other driver-assistance features, and the prestige trim now includes standard heated rear seats.