We were impressed with nearly every aspect of the Audi's Bluetooth interface. The system copies over a cell phone's address book and call records, including recently made calls, missed calls, and outgoing calls.
To program destinations into the navigation system, drivers must use a simplified, stack-mounted version of Audi's MMI interface. This system is due to be replaced on the 2008 A4 with a full, central console-mounted system, such as that on the 2007 Audi A6.
With the navigation system installed, the as-standard six-disc changer moves over to the glove box, and, curiously, loses the ability to read MP3 discs. Digital-age audiophiles can opt for an iPod connection instead of the CD changer.
Considering it had the smaller of the model's two engine options, our 2-liter A4 Cabriolet tester was still an impressive performer. It may take all of 7.9 seconds to get to 60mph (half a second slower than the heavier A4 sedan) but in city driving, the direct-injection, turbocharged A4 Cabriolet feels responsive and light on its feet.
The peppy A4 Cabriolet 2.0T Quattro will appeal to those looking for a stylish, sporty ride with an element of real-world functionality, thanks to its relatively good gas mileage, comfortable cabin, and impressive storage facilities.