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If you want a relatively compact estate with a premium badge, there are lots of things to like about the A4 Avant – particularly if opt for our recommended 35 TDI diesel engine, which is frugal yet punchy, and Technik trim, which is relatively well-equipped. Much bigger estates are available for considerably less money, the best of which is the Skoda Superb Estate, while the BMW 3 Series Touring is as classy as the A4 Avant but more fun to drive.
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Black Edition adds, well, black styling details to the S line specification.
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This is our pick for anyone looking to avoid diesel. With 201bhp the 40 TFSI offers a considerable performance boost over the 35 TFSI (0-62mph takes 7.3sec) without pushing up running costs too much – officially it averages around 45mpg. And it comes with a slick S tronic automatic gearbox.
Estate has bland handling and average performance, but majors...
Stylish, practical and good value – a fine estate
Competitive in lots of areas but not outstanding
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