What Car? says...
We were so impressed with the current Audi A4 when it was first launched that we voted it our Car of the Year – and it's no mean feat to take that prestigious crown.
Remaining at the top of the executive car class is an even greater challenge, and Audi knows not to rest on its laurels. That's because the A4 is in one of the longest running rivalries in the car world, constantly fighting against the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class for the top podium spot.
The 35 TDI diesel engine strikes the best balance between performance and efficiency, officially averaging more than 55mpg. Pairing it with Technik trim helps to keep costs down and gets you 17in alloy wheels plus comfort-orientated suspension, making it one of the plushest-riding executive cars available.
Technik trim is the entry point in the line-up, but still comes with lots of standard kit, including front and rear climate control and cruise control. Upgrading to S line trim adds sportier styling, with restyled bumpers, leather seats and 19in alloy wheels, as well as firmer suspension.
It's a good size by executive car standards, with a capacity of 460 litres. We managed to fit in seven carry-on suitcases without folding down the rear seats (which split 40/20/40).
|RRP price range||£34,565 - £59,830|
|Number of trims (see all)||7|
|Number of engines (see all)||5|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol, diesel|
|MPG range across all versions||39.8 - 58.9|
|Available doors options||4|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£2,155 / £4,353|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£4,311 / £8,707|