Audi A4 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel, petrol
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RRP £31,110What Car? Target Price from£28,243
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Introduction

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We were so impressed with the current Audi A4 when it was first launched that we voted it our Car of the Year. It’s no mean feat to take that prestigious crown – but Audi knows not to rest on its laurels. 

So, to stay in competition with the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes C-Class, the A4 has received some pretty heavy updates along the way, not just to keep it looking fresh, but elsewhere too. It’s had a revised infotainment system and its engines – both the petrol and diesel variants ­– get ever more efficient as time goes on (to help save the environment, and your money). 

Is it enough to keep the competition at bay, though? Well, that’s what this Audi A4 review is all about. We’ve done the digging through the brochures to work out what’s available and we've tested various versions so we’re well-placed to tell you which engine and trim options make the most sense.

We’ve also driven the competition, and that doesn’t just include the BMW and Mercedes we mentioned, which compete with Audi in arguably the longest-running rivalry since the dawn of the motorcar (and one that’s approaching the ferocity of Arsenal vs Spurs or Manchester United vs City). We also put it up against the Jaguar XE and posher versions of cars such as the Mazda 6, Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat.

Read on to find out what we think of the Audi A4 now, and whether the qualities which won it the Car of the Year title still keep it on top. Or, if you’re after something with a bit more high-performance welly, you can check out our separate reviews of the Audi S4 and RS4

Don’t forget that whichever car you decide is best for you, we can help you save a fortune when you buy it. Our free New Car Deals service has huge hassle-free discounts on loads of great vehicles of all makes and models, including the Audi A4.

At a glance

Number of trims8 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? diesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions34.9 - 60.1
Avaliable doors options4
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£1,937 / £4,213
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£3,874 / £8,426

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