Audi A4 Avant: month four – MSN Cars UK

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Audi A4 Avant


Model : Audi A4 2.0 TDI 177 S line

On fleet since:  May

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Where we been in the Audi A4 Avant?

been in and out of road test this month so the Audi has in between them: it was, my transport to Park Royal, for the Artemis reveal. Which me plenty of time to compare, and think about just makes it appealing.

A big part of appeal is the S line suspension believe it or not. I was genuinely about this before I had it. I’d plenty about the stiff and feared that 12,000 boshing and banging down the were ahead of me.

How wrong I was.

What do we about the Audi A4 Avant?

So, why do I S line so much? Because of the way it iron-tight body control just enough high-speed to make it bearable. Be in no doubt, the time you drive it, you’ll the jiggles and jostles across centre roads.

It strikes me time I get back in it.

But unless you drive across badly roads, it soon stops an issue. Because the ride actually ‘bad’, the firmness in eventually fades from consciousness. What does though, is the impeccable high-speed

This makes the S line a satisfying high-speed car. steering is tight and responsive, the car immediately to any inputs and the way it feels down to the ground gives a feeling of accuracy, security and

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You can drive your fingertips and the A4 responds the accuracy and efficiency of a sports I’d imagine it’s been to make high-speed autobahn more satisfying but this works on UK motorways too. I take it for granted as it always but it took a break from the A4 to me of how rewarding it is.

How good it was to get back the ever-present surge of a seriously engine, too. Not only the TDI 177 deliver a serious shove in the it also does so from low and small accelerator inputs. is something downsized engines quite match: I’ve it before but it continues to be a draw.

As does, well, the overall of togetherness. Weeks in non-premium reveal them to be fine, but that extra level of that goes into a car that makes the difference – the tuning of the brake pedal, to the of the gearshift, even to the noise the make over bumps. All at bit, well, ‘posher’.

don’t we like about the A4 Avant?

I’ve twisted my twice in recent weeks and back to the A4 reminded me of something – how low to the ground it is.

It doesn’t look it, but you do have to down more thank you may be to when getting in. It also loading Daisy into her seat trickier…

The lack of sat nav is an list fail rather anything the car’s done, but still a pain: somehow, a TomTom to the windscreen of a £31k car just doesn’t seem Blame Audi here: you can get an SE Technik model for £1,400 than standard SE – which nav, leather and innumerate nice extras – no such exists for S line.


This means to get built-in you must spend £1,695 on the pack. When people now turn-by-turn guidance on their this is obscene and it’s no Audi UK chose not to spend it. Not what it’ll do for the retained but not having it seriously dents the experience.

Audi A4 Avant

And while we’re on technology my need to rely on the iPhone I’ve forgotten the sat nav also Audi’s location of the iPhone cable in the glovebox frustrating. too far away and too short to easily Please, Audi, utilise the in the folding arm rest…

What’s for the Audi A4 Avant?

Back in the seats of the Audi (which are the back plenty of good), once again taking to the to rack up the miles once After a few weeks away, I’m forward to reminding myself of its

I’m also eager to see if I can up the fuel It’s currently stuck 46mpg: good, given the of its considerable urge, but I’d like to see if I can it up to nearer 50mpg. Follow on Twitter for updates…

Report 1: A4 Avant arrival

Report 2: A4 Avant month two

Report 3: A4 Avant month three

4: Audi A4 Avant month (this report)

Report 5: A4 Avant final report

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Performance:  0-62mph / 134mph

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