10 things we learned about the Audi A4 Avant
14 October 2016
Author: Alisdair Suttie
|Category:|| Upper medium|
|Key rival:|| BMW 3 Series Touring|
|Model tested:|| 2.0 TDi 190 ultra|
|Price as tested:|| £35,830|
Chic, sleek and great for your fleet, but can the Audi A4 Avant haul loadsa luggage, wonders Al Suttie?
1 - It's a handsome bit of kit, the A4 Avant and it's all the more attractive for being so darned practical.
2 - The Audi offers more boot space when the rear seats are occupied than its BMW or Mercedes rivals.
3 - You'll also find more room in the Avant when you drop the easily folded 60/40 split rear seats, so it's the roomiest in class.
4 - The flat load floor and low load sill further make life easy to heft in and out weighty cargo.
5 - As well as more space for chattels, the Audi offers up excellent accommodation for people in both rows of seats.
6 - On top of this, that old Audi magic with materials and finish shines through in every switch and stitch.
7 - Our test car came with the 2.0 TDI 190 turbodiesel in 'ultra' form with seven-speed S tronic auto for a relaxed drive.
8 - It's a frugal drive too thanks to emissions of 104g/km and combined economy claimed at 70.6mpg to better its German competitors.
9 - Are there any downsides to this seemingly faultless machine? Well, adding extras ups the price a fair bit.
10 - Even so, the A4 Avant is one of those cars that leaves a deep, lasting impression of quality.