The Audi A4 retains its popularity among Australian motorists who are looking for performance, reliability and looks. The standard features of the A4 series offer all of this, as well as comfort and safety with impressive fuel efficiency figures thrown in for good measure. Optional extras are enough to fill any gaps, while exterior and cabin design remains stylishly uncluttered.
At base level, the Audi A4 offers the 1.8T sedan with a continuously variable transmission that pushes 125kW and 320Nm and reaches 0-100km/h in 8.3 seconds. With alloy wheels and climate control as standard, its sportiness makes it well worth shelling out more for a sunroof and a few other extras. For those who want greater performance and more family room, there is the option of the A4 Avant.
With a 3.0-litre TDI V6 turbo diesel engine, the Avant is generously gifted with 150kW of power and 400Nm of torque that hustles from 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds. Fuel consumption gives plenty to smile about at 5.1 litres per 100km. Cargo space is quite sufficient and it seats a family in comfort, if not all-out luxury.
All Audi A4 models come standard with a 7-inch display screen, but not all are blessed with satellite navigation. Options lists can include the S Line sports package, rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control, active lane assist and electric tailgate. Audi’s reputation for practicality over luxury will be reinforced with its A4 offerings, which for some is the German manufacturer's best selling point.