For The S4 delivers strong performance, and its cabin is even classier than a normal A4's.

Against Very few of these models will be produced. And, as you would only expect, the running costs will be very high.

Audi A4 Avant

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

A decent all rounder that combines estate car practicality with the ability to pound around a racetrack. Most other A4 make a lot more sense, though.

What Car? readers say


Key facts

5.1 secs
Top speed
155 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
518 miles
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Buyer's notes

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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