Buyer’s guide to the Audi A4

Buyer’s guide to the Audi A4

Audi has just updated its A4, here’s what you need to know before buying.

Traditionally when Audi has updated its cars, not a huge amount is changed.

The latest A4 benefits from the typical traits of a facelift – revised styling, more technology and an improved interior – but the German firm has taken this a step further.

That’s because the latest A4 introduces new trim levels and more affordable engines in a bid to make the car more appealing to customers.

Here’s our guide to the 2019 facelifted A4.

What engines are available?

A very comprehensive range of engines is offered with the A4, with plenty of petrol and diesel engines available. Many of the A4’s powerplants also feature mild-hybrid technology, too, which helps to reduce fuel consumption.

With diesel engines, the range starts with 2.0-litre unit producing 134bhp. This is the first of the new engines, which will be badged as the 30 TDI. The same engine is also available with 161bhp and 187bhp, with these being badged as the 35 TDI and 40 TDI respectively.

All but the least powerful engine come as standard with a seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission, with the 30 TDI utilising a six-speed manual transmission. The 40 TDI is the only quattro four-wheel-drive model, as the rest send their power to the front wheels.

The petrol line-up consists of three further 2.0-litre engines – the 35, 40 and 45 TFSI. These produce 161bhp, 187bhp and 242bhp respectively, with the latter option being the fastest A4 available. It’s able to accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds and reach an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. All engines are paired to a seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission, with the most powerful engine also gaining all-wheel-drive.

Buyers looking for something with more performance should look at the diesel-powered S4, which features a 347bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, which can reach 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds.

What trim levels are offered?

What trim levels are offered?

Five trim levels are available on the A4, with equipment highlights as follows:

Tecknik – from £30,795

17-inch alloy wheels, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit and heated front seats with electric lumbar support. It also comes with LED headlights, a reversing camera and an electric boot on the Avant models.

Sport – from £35,585

In addition to Technik, this adds 18-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, leather upholstery, LED interior lighting, aluminium interior inlays and a revised styling kit.

S line – from £37,160

On top of Sport, this variant adds 19-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, LED signature lights with scrolling indicators and leather and Alcantara seats. It also features a high-beam assist, and S line styling kit and sports suspension.

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Black Edition – from £38,410

This is an extension of the S line with its revised 19-inch alloy wheels, and full gloss black exterior styling kit. It also gains piano black interior inlays and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.

Vorsprung – from £50,010

The range-topping Vorsprung is incredibly well-equipped. It features Matrix LED headlights, adaptive sports suspension, a panoramic glass roof and electric front seats with memory function. Further pieces of kit include a Bang & Olufsen sound system, a head-up display, a hands-free electric boot, heated rear seats and multi-colour LED interior lighting.

What about personalisation?

With the latest A4 not reaching showrooms for customers until September, full personalisation is still being confirmed.

However, if the outgoing model is anything to go by, there is no shortage of options to choose from. Audi offers a broad number of colours and several alloy wheels are available to choose.

Plenty of optional extras are offered, including a self-parking function, a folding tow bar along with a number of accessories to fit in with family life.

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