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Quattro Tip Tronic
Unless you opt for the ballistic RS4, this is the sportiest A4 Avant you can buy. With 349bhp from its 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol, it feels rapid from 1500rpm, but itโ€™s the breadth of oomph in its mid-range that gives the S4 seemingly effortless pace. It sounds quite throaty, although rivals from BMW and Mercedes-Benz have arguably more characterful six-cylinder exhaust notes. Quattro four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox are standard. Itโ€™s worth thinking about the 3.0 TDI 272 diesel as a similarly quick but cheaper-to-run alternative.
3.0 TDI 272 Quattro Tip Tronic
This version of the V6 comes in four-wheel-drive quattro only to help get its impressive power down. Very smooth and refined, it is made even better by the extremely slick eight-speed automatic gearbox. More expensive to run than the other diesels, but still delivers respectable running cost.
3.0 TDI S Tronic
In many respects, this is our favourite engine because, being a V6, it&#39;s supremely refined yet is surprisingly efficient. Although the four-wheel-drive-only V6 218 can&#39;t compete with the front-wheel drive Ultra models in terms of carbon emissions, it&#39;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&#39;d be very tempted to choose this engine.
Our pick
2.0 TDI Ultra 190
Depending on trim comes in either standard or higher-efficiency Ultra form, and also with an automatic gearbox option. In whatever set-up, itโ€™s efficient, offers good performance with lots of low-end shove and is more refined than equivalent rivalsโ€™ engines. Also available with quattro four-wheel drive, it&#39;s our favourite engine in the range.
2.0 TDI Ultra
For a diesel, it is very smooth and also efficient โ€“ with CO2 emissions from just 104g/km in frugal Ultra specification โ€“ making it excellent for business users. Itโ€™s available with a manual or automatic gearbox, but can feel a little underpowered when overtaking.
2.0T FSI 252 Quattro S Tronic
Comes only with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and quattro all-wheel drive, which helps it put its power down effectively whether itโ€™s wet or dry. Very quick but not the cheapest to run.
2.0T FSI
Gives punchy performance delivered in a refined manner. This engineโ€™s available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. For a petrol engine, it delivers decent efficiency.
1.4T FSI
Delivers reasonable pace but needs to be revved hard to extract it; it is smooth, though. Driven carefully gives decent economy, but you can only have it with a manual gearbox.

Miles per gallon

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35.8-70.6 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

104-179 g/km

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1510 litres

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