All A4s come with climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, keyless start and a DAB radio. However, we’d recommend going for Sport trim, because this gets you an all-important sat-nav and a pair of more supportive sports seats in the front.
S line trim brings some styling upgrades, but you still have to pay extra for full-leather seats – as you do on every other trim level apart from S4. Don’t forget to deselect the Sport suspension option and go for the no-cost option of Comfort Dynamic suspension if you want the best ride and handling balance.
The S4 also gets different styling, S Sport suspension and brakes, quad exhausts, S4 badging and an infotainment upgrade.
The Comfort and Sound Pack is worth considering; it adds keyless entry, electrically adjustable front seats, an upgraded stereo and adjustable lumbar support (if you’re buying a version that doesn’t come with this anyway).
Meanwhile, the optional Vision Pack gets you the excellent and highly recommended Virtual Cockpit, along with a head-up display and high-beam assist. Unfortunately, this pack is only available if you also buy the Technology Pack – both options together push up the price significantly.