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Audi A4 Avant review

£33,320 - £58,885
Published: 06 Feb 2023


What should I be paying?

Prices start at £35,020 for the 35 TFSI, £37,900 for the 35 TDI, £39,175 and £42,490 for the 40 TDI (TFSI meaning petrol, TDI meaning diesel). On lease you’re looking at around £450, £480, £520, and £550 on a four-year agreement with a six-month down payment.

To put that into perspective, the BMW 3 Series Touring starts from £41,000, the Merc C-Class Estate from £46,155 and the Volvo V60 from £41,330.

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Even the lowliest A4 Avants come pretty well equipped, and higher up the range there are hardly any options to add. Base spec is called Technik – it buys you LED headlights, three-zone climate control, heated front seats, a power-operated tailgate, cruise control, parking sensors, a reversing camera, the big 10.1-inch touchscreen and ‘Virtual Cockpit’ instrument cluster among others.

Sport, S Line and Black Edition trims are mostly aesthetic upgrades, though S Line upwards also gets 23mm lower sports suspension that’s a bit too stiff for our liking. Standard safety kit includes autonomous emergency braking, but for the full suite of tech you’ll need to spec the £1,250 Driver Assistance Pack. It adds the likes of traffic sign recognition, lane assist and adaptive cruise control.


Our choice would be the upper powered 40 TFSI which has front-wheel drive, the auto gearbox and just over 200bhp. We’d stick with Sport trim, which looks more interesting than Technik (if not as good as S Line) and keeps the softer suspension.

Audi’s standard warranty is three years/60,000 miles, but you can extend it all the way up to five years/90,000 miles for £995.

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