Audi A4

4/5
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Verdict

The Audi A4 has been the German premium brands best-selling saloon for the past four decades. For this reason, you can understand Audi’s evolution rather than revolution approach with the model.

Performance

Available with two petrol and two diesel engines from launch excluding the high performance S and RS models. Petrol: 1.2 TFSI 110bhp or 1.4 TFSI 125 or 150bhp. Diesel: 1.6 TDI with 110bhp or 2.0 TDI with 150 or 184bhp. All engines are available with 6-speed manual or 7-speed S-tronic transmissions to choose from. The 1.4 TFSI petrol engine is available with cylinder on demand technology. Built for mile upon mile of motorway cruising for business executives over the continent. The 2.0 TDI engine is very responsive and free revving, but with the addition of the S-tronic, while fun in sport mode, tends to be a bit fussy in normal mode.

Ride & Handling

The A4 is a car that has been engineered to carry big speeds on German Autobahns hence it makes an excellent motorway cruiser. Even in S-line guise with stiffer suspension and larger 19 inch wheels, the A4 manages to be a refined ride on motorway stretches. While it feels firm and grips well, it lacks that sense of agility you would hope for. The power steering can feel a bit light around town and at lower speeds which will suit some. Increase your speed and it does weight up somewhat giving the driver more feedback. Cruises well but feels firm over B roads.

Refinement

The A4 gets intelligent switchable engine mounts and an acoustic noise filtering windscreen as standard on all models helping to reduce noise in the driver’s cabin. You can opt for acoustic glazing on the side and rear windows too if you really crave your cabin serenity. The new A4 has the lowest roofline meaning it is the most aerodynamic car in its class. The 1.4 TFSI turbo charged entry level petrol is an excellent unit offering up 150bhp and excellent levels of smoothness. The 2.0 TDI may have more grunt at the low end but is considerably noisier at idle.

Quality & Reliability

The A4’s interior is a master class in interior design with a clean fresh and uncluttered look, and one we have become familiar with Audi’s of late. Standard specification cars come with Audi’s recognisable analogue dials but you can upgrade to the rather brilliant 12.3 inch TFT instrument cluster, first seen in the Audi TT. All of your infotainment and connectivity is controlled via the 7 inch TFT screen that is now fixed to the top of the centre console and can be navigated via the multi-function. A bit clinical looking for some but a stunning interior never the less.

Safety & Security

The new A4 comes with a range of safety features which Audi call Assistance Systems. As standard you get a front facing camera or distance sensor and cruise control system speed limiter and rear parking sensors. Optional safety features range from Audi Pre Sense, traffic sign recognition, driver assistance pack, head-up display, hill hold assist, a range of park assist systems, rear view camera and full size airbags throughout the cabin.

Space & Practicality

Based on the MQB platform, space is not an issue within the cabin of the A4. In either saloon or estate form head and legroom for adults is ample. The saloon comes with a significant 480 litre boot and should more storage space be required, the rear seats fold in a 40/20/40 split opening up space for larger items. Being the choice of families and executives alike over the last 40 years, the Audi A4 is one of the most practical premium saloon on the market and remain to be the bread and butter model for the German marque.

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Key Facts

Make

Audi

Model
A4
Variant
A4 1.4TFSI 150 ULTRA
Trim
Attraction
Car Category
Compact Executive
First Launched
2015
Engine (L)
1.4
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Saloon
Price New
€34,950
Driver Review Rating
4
CBG Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€280
Tax Band
B2
L/100km Combined
5.0
Average km/L
20
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
54
Fuel Tank Range
1019 km
Cost of filling a tank
€70.96
Average Cost Per 200 km
€13.14
CO2 emmissions
131 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
150 bhp
Max Power kW
112
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1395
Engine Cylinders
4
Engine Position
Front, longitudinal
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
210 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
8.7 s
L/100km Urban
6.70 L
L/100km Extra Urban
4.40 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Saloon
Doors
4
Seats
5
Boot capacity
480 L
Air Conditioning
Deluxe Automatic climate control
Automatic Parking
Available
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Interface
Cruise Control
Cruise Control with speed limiter
Folding Rear Seats
Split folding rear seat bench in 3 parts (40/20/40) with rear centre armrest
Front Cup Holders
Yes
Height Adjustable Seats
Manual seat adjustment
Parking Sensors
Rear parking sensors
Power Steering
Electromechanical power steering
Rear Cup Holders
Available
Reversing Camera
Available from €627

Warranty

All Components
3 Year manufacturer's warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year manufacturer's warranty
Car Body
12 Year body protection warranty
Paintwork
3 Year paint warranty
Mileage
90000
Roadside Assistance
2 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
5
Hill Hold Assist System
Available from €112

Interior Comfort

USB Connectivity
Yes
Voice Control
Yes

Dimensions

Boot capacity
480 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
245 mm
Tyre size back
245 mm
Rim size
7J x 16 mm
Length
4726 mm
Width
1842 mm
Height
1427 mm
Wheel Base
2820 mm
Front Track (mm)
1427
Rear Track (mm)
1555
Kerb weight
1320 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1890
Turning circle (m)
11.6

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, longitudinal
Fuel Delivery
Direct injection
Front Suspension
Independent multi-link
Rear Suspension
Multi-link independent
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Ventilated discs
Steering
Steering rack
Power
150 bhp
Oil Capacity (L)
4.3 L
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