If you want a relatively compact estate with a premium badge, there's lots to like about the A4 Avant – particularly if you avoid the most powerful engines and highest trim levels. Just be aware that much bigger estates are available for considerably less money, the best of which is the Skoda Super Estate.get the best price
This sporty trim gets you big 19in wheels, sport suspension (which can thankfully be substituted for a more comfortable set-up), LED headlights, high beam assist, a sportier S line body kit, leather and Alcantara sports seats (with S line logos) and a few other S line styling touches inside. We’d stick to Sport, though.
Engine:40 TDI Quattro
Our favourite engine is a 187bhp 2.0-litre diesel that combines punchy performance with refinement levels that are among the best in the class. Available with Quattro four-wheel drive as an option.
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