For No rival comes close to the A4 for interior quality or cruising refinement. Stick with comfort suspension and it also rides very well. The Ultra versions are particularly competitive on CO2 emissions.
Against Models with non-adaptive sports suspension have a firm ride and no A4 is as much fun to drive as a BMW 3 Series or a Jaguar XE.
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Our 2016 Car of the Year is the best compact executive on the market. You won’t be disappointed whichever version you choose but we reckon the 3.0 TDI 218 has the most going for it.
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Target Price team says:
Buy any BMW, Jaguar or Mercedes executive saloon and we’ll tell you the same thing: stick with a four-cylinder diesel engine. You’ll save a heap of cash and won’t sacrifice a huge amount of performance or refinement. So, it’s in unfamiliar territory we find ourselves with the A4 because we reckon the 3.0 TDI 218 is the pick of the A4 range. It’s only fractionally less efficient than the 2.0 TDI 190 model (officially and in the real world), and delivers the sort of creamy performance and whisper-quiet driving manners that would shame some luxury limos. Put simply, it feels more like a baby A8 than a 3 Series rival. For most buyers that’s a jolly good thing because executive saloons aren’t sports cars; they’re bought by people doing lots of business miles, usually on the motorway, which is why comfort and hushed cruising manners are absolutely the priorities. Factor in the 3.0 TDI 218’s class-leading interior and surprisingly low CO2 emissions and we reckon it’s the best model.