For For the same price as the TDI 143, this model goes five miles further on each gallon, and its lower emissions mean lower company car tax liability.

Against You lose a little power compared to the regular TDI model, while the extra cost over an equivalent petrol-engined model may be hard to justify.

Audi A4 Avant

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

This is arguably the most attractive A4 for business users, thanks its good package of price and equipment, topped off with low CO2 emissions.

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Key facts

9.6 secs
Top speed
129 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
918 miles
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Target Price team says:

You can get a surprisingly large discount on an Audi A4 Avant, and the better news is that the A4's resale values are among the strongest in the class, especially on the smaller-engined diesel versions.

Audi is rightly renowned for its diesel models, and these certainly have the best engines in the range. They make the most sense for company car drivers, but private owners should do their sums carefully before buying one; you’ll need to do a high annual mileage to recoup the difference in list prices (compared with the cheaper petrol models) through the lower fuel bills.

Similarly, we don’t think it’s worth paying for the most expensive petrol or 3.0-litre TDI diesel models, because they have the least impressive fuel economy and the lowest resale values. However, given that this Avant model may have to carry heavy loads, or even tow, those versions' four-wheel-drive systems make more sense than on other A4s.

Reader test team says:

Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 143 SE 5dr

I've owned an Audi A4 Avant for just over a year now. The car is very refined and, in SE trim at least, has excellent ride quality. The 143bhp…

Ben Packer

3 out of 5 stars

Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition 5dr

I have has this car 12 months now and driven just short of 35,000 miles. It is a leased vehicle so running costs don't really apply, and though fuel…

Craig Walker

4 out of 5 stars

Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI S/S 170 Black Edition 5dr

Been driving this car from new since early may,On average I clock up 800 miles a week in this car,lot of motorway miles which it eats up. Slightly…

Vernon Leadbetter

4 out of 5 stars

Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 143 SE 5dr

I have owned this car from new, for 18 months and covered 50,000 miles. Tomorrow is my last day in it. Hoorray! The seat has caused my serious back…

Douglas Green

1 out of 5 stars
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