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Used Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present) review

Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)
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10 Aug 2017 15:51 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 17:27

What used Audi A4 saloon will I get for my budget?

Prices for this generation of A4 start at £17,500 at the time of writing, although as this model is fairly new, its prices are still moving relatively rapidly. That being the case, it’s worth getting a free valuation using our tool to make sure the car you’re looking at isn’t overpriced.

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Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)

How much does it cost to run a Audi A4 saloon?

The A4 has impressive on-paper economy figures, but it can’t live up to these in normal driving. Under those circumstances, the 1.4 TFSI will achieve nigh on 40mpg, while the lower-powered 2.0 (badged 190) returns 37mpg. The 2.0 TFSI 250 is thirstier, recording 30mpg on average. The last of the petrols, the S4, will struggle to break 25mpg, but the trade-off is that it is agreeably powerful.

The diesel engines fare better, with the 148bhp 2.0 TDI averaging 50mpg, while the 187bhp version will return an mpg of mid-40s. The lesser of the 3.0 TDI engines will approach the 45mpg mark but the most powerful diesel, the 264bhp 3.0 TDI with an automatic gearbox and quattro four-wheel drive, will average 30mpg.

VED rates vary quite considerably, from £0 for the manual 2.0 TDI Ultra to £220 for the S4. None of the 2.0 TDI models will cost more than £30 to tax, with the majority of the 1.4 and 2.0 TFSI models costing between £115 and £150, even when coupled with an automatic gearbox and quattro all-wheel drive.

Audis do tend to be expensive to service at franchised dealers, but once these models are three years old they will qualify for Audi’s fixed-price servicing deal, which costs from £164 for a minor service and £319 for a major one (based on a 2.0 diesel model).

 

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