Audi Touts 5-Star Crash Result for the 2009 A4
While the US law requires all passenger cars to pass a 30 mph frontal crash test and a 33.5 mph side crash test, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the authority in this field, gave the rating using tests conducted at 5 mph (8 kph) above that limit, which should be quite reassuring if you're behind the wheel.
Naturally, this achievement was good opportunity for Audi to come out with cheesy statements, like the ones quoted below.
“Unparalleled safety is a cornerstone of Audi’s new vehicle development and we are thrilled to see the A4 earn top marks in one of the toughest crash testing programs in the world,” said Audi of America Inc. Executive Vice President Johan de Nysschen.
Powered by the 2.0-liter TFSI engine that generates 211 hp and 258-lbs-ft. of torque or the 3.2-liter engine produces 265 hp and 243 lbs-ft of torque and available to American buyers since late September, the A4 boasts safety features such as front, side and side-curtain airbags, dynamic steering system that helps stabilize the vehicle several times a second when it detects the car is exceeding its capabilities and adaptive cruise control, which spots a vehicle ahead of the A4 and adapts the speed accordingly. Some of the options might depend on the trim level, but that is a story for another time.