The A4 Avant is quite closely matched with its premium rivals
on equipment, which means even the entry-level SE comes with Bluetooth, a
DAB radio, smartphone integration, 17in alloy wheels, cruise control, rear
parking sensors, a powered tailgate with electric load cover, split-folding rear
seats and Xenon headlights. The Mercedes C-Class, however, includes
(man-made) leather upholstery, electric front seat adjustment (including
lumbar support) and a reversing camera as standard.
We’d go for Sport trim as you get sat-nav as standard, with the other upgrades mainly centered around sportier interior and exterior trims that include sports seats.
Top-model S line adds even more aggressive-looking styling including sill extensions, lowered suspension, 18in alloy wheels, S line decals throughout the car, LED headlights, and four-way electric lumbar adjustment on the front seats. It also brings part-leather upholstery, but full leather is extra on all trims. Don’t forget to deselect the Sports suspension option and go for the no-cost option of Comfort Dynamic suspension if you want the best ride and handling balance.
It’s worth remembering that if toys are your thing, you will get more for your money by going for a more mainstream alternative such as the VW Passat Estate.