|September 4, 1999
2000 A4 model preview
Early in 1999 the European A4 received a number of cosmetic and mechanical updates, most of these changes made it to the North American models mid-way through the '99 model year. For the 2000 model year, all of the updates to the A4 have been included on the North American models, along with some new standard features and options.
New standard features include revised instrument cluster lighting with improved white lighting with red pointers and a digital clock with date (that is fully Y2K compliant). The 6-funtion Trip Computer is now a standard feature and the new Audi Symphony radio with in-dash CD player is also standard. 2.8 models now come standard with a power passenger front seat. The Tiptronic automatic transmission's programming has also been revised to improve performance.
New optional equipment for the 2000 A4 are Xenon Headlights ($500) and the Sideguard head airbag system ($300). An updated Convenience package ($1200) now includes the Homelink transmitter and auto dimming mirrors, and the Sports Package ($750 1.8T, $400 2.8) now comes with new 10-spoke 16" wheels. Also for the 2000 Audi models is the new Audi Navigation system ($1100) which uses the trip computer and voice commands to indicate directions and is accessed by controls located in the center console. CD-ROM's for the Navigation System are located in the trunk.
Also new for the 2000 A4 is the India Red Cool Shades color and Pearl White pearlescent paint is being reintroduced as a separate option.
For details about technical specs and standard equipment on all A4 models, please visit the A4 section in the Model Guide.