The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
You won’t have too many issues getting comfortable in the Audi A4. There are generous seat and steering wheel adjustments, including four-way electrically operated lumbar adjustment that's standard from entry-level Technik trim. From Sport Edition trim upwards you'll find well-bolstered sports seats that hold you in place more securely through corners. Whichever seat is fitted, it's comfortable on a long trip and is accompanied by a comfy adjustable centre armrest.
That said, there are some problems. The pedals are offset to the right and there's a bulge in the footwell by your left leg. It's quite pronounced, but the 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class are not much better. The Volvo S60 is the car we'd choose if you want one of the best driving positions around.
All Audi A4s come with bright LED headlamps, which Vorsprung trim upgrades to adaptive Matrix LED headlights. These adjust their main beams to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers and, as a result, you can leave them on main beams more often for better vision. They're very good but are sadly not available on the lower trims.
Sat nav and infotainment
Every A4 gets Audi’s impressive MMI infotainment system with a 10.1in touchscreen. The graphics are sharp, the screen is really responsive and the menus are decipherable after a little acclimatisation. We still prefer the iDrive system in the BMW 3 Series because it gives you the option of a touchscreen and a physical rotary controller, which is a less distracting way to make changes while you're on the road.