Superb quality, comfort and refinement make the practical A4 Avant one of the best estates you can buyread the full model review
The top model in the A4 Avant range gets sporty S line bumpers and side skirts, 18in alloy wheels and S line detailing on the partially leather-upholstered interior, too. You also get LED headlights and electric motorised lumbar adjustment for the front seats, while heating and electrical seat adjustment remain cost options.
Engine:3.0 TDI Quattro
In many respects, this is our favourite engine because, being a V6, it's supremely refined yet is surprisingly efficient. Although the four-wheel-drive-only V6 218 can't compete with the front-wheel drive Ultra models in terms of carbon emissions, it'll only cost a business user an extra 1% in company car tax when compared with the 2.0 TDI quattro. If you must have four-wheel drive, we'd be very tempted to choose this engine.