First introduced in the mid nineties, the Audi A4 was a hugely significant car for Audi and gave buyers a premium alternative to the regular family hatchback. The saloon body style is by far the most popular version of the A4, although, the A4 is also available as an Allroad version, along with an Estate – which Audi call the Avant. There has also been several convertible versions of the Audi A4 available too.
Ever since its launch, the A4 has featured superb build quality and an assured driving experience.
In typical Audi fashion, the A4 features a sophisticated exterior with sleek and flowing lines. The famous four rings logo takes pride of place on an imposing front grille, complemented by sharp headlights and fine detailing all around the car.
Each body style is easily recognisable as an Audi, and of course a variant of the A4. The A4 is beautifully appealing, and manages to portray a level of class, without having to scream and shout about it, but by no means does this make the A4 a dull car. It simply just works really well as a premium alternative in the saloon, estate, ‘allroad’ and convertible segment.
There’s no denying that Audi know how to make an impressive interior. Even the first generation A4 had a reputation for a smart and beautifully presented cabin. Later models are typically exceptional in design and material choice. Audi are certainly up there with some of the nicest interiors available.
Each A4 usually features leather, superbly laid out switchgear and an overall ambiance of quality and precision.
Like all good premium saloon cars, which appear in multiple body styles, the A4 is a fine car to drive. Later versions are much more engaging to drive with sportier versions making use of firmer suspension and sharper handling. Of course, the A4 offers enhanced levels of comfort for driver and passengers alike.
Saloon variants offer plenty of space, with Avant models raising the practicality levels even further with enhanced rear space. The Allroad version combines legendary Audi Quattro four-wheel drive with capacious amounts of space and raised ride height for easier access to when driving takes you to roads off the beaten track.
The A4 Convertible as expected is the least practical, especially with the roof down. But even then it’s not bad, and you don’t really buy a convertible for practicality.
The Audi A4 is the perfect car for those looking for an executive car that is comfortable, stylish, well built and can take care perfectly of the everyday.
As standard the A4 comes with a few premium features such as alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers along with heated and electric mirrors. Plusher trim levels such as the S-Line and performance models such as the S4 and RS4 come loaded with more toys. Audi A4 S and RS models are also hugely impressive in performance terms with incredible power and character.
Familiar petrol and diesel engine choice is available in the A4 range. Engine sizes range from 1.8-litres, all the way up to the hugely powerful 4.2-litre Audi RS4, and everywhere in-between.
Economy will vary, but diesel engines will be more efficient returning up to 70mpg, whilst high performance petrol models can sit as low as 30mpg but can rise to over 40mpg.Search used Audi A4