Audi A4 Avant | 40 TFSI S Line 5dr S Tronic

AUDI A4 AVANT 40 TFSI S Line 5dr S Tronic
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£2,934.25 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£2,445.21 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
19" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Climate Control
Climate Control

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Privacy glass
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Windscreen with acoustic glazing
BRAKES
  • Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) including ABS, ASR and EDL
  • Multi collision brake assist
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Sports suspension lowered by 23mm
COMMUNICATION
  • Audi connect safety and service (e-call)
  • Audi smartphone interface
  • Bluetooth interface
  • Voice control system
DRIVER AIDS
  • Audi drive select
  • Audi parking system plus with front and rear sensors
  • Cruise control system with speed limiter
  • Electromechanical power steering
  • Hill hold assist
  • Rear view camera
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Automatic start-stop system with coasting functionality and efficiency programme
  • Power operated tailgate
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Audi virtual cockpit
  • MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch includes 10.1" high resolution colour MMI display, 3D map
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Electrically folding auto dimming/adjustable/heated door mirrors with LED side indicators and kerb view function for passenger side
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Matt brushed aluminium inlays
ENGINE
  • 54 Litre Fuel Tank
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 USB charging ports
  • 8 passive loudspeakers
  • DAB digital radio reception
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour front spoiler lip
  • Body colour side sill trim
  • Door sill trims with aluminium inlay
  • Grained matt black side air inlets with matt aluminium silver inlay
  • Honeycomb structure radiator grille in grained matt black
  • Illuminated door sill trims with S logo
  • Matt aluminium silver tailpipe trim
  • New design rear diffuser
  • S Line badges on the front wings
  • S line Front and rear bumpers with side skirts
  • S Line rear diffuser in matt titanium black with trim strip in matt aluminium silver
  • S Line roof edge spoiler
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • High beam assistant
  • LED headlights with LED rear lights dynamic rear indicators headlight adjustment and high beam, turning light LED daytime running lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Deluxe 3 zone electronic climate control
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 3 spoke high multi-function sports leather steering wheel grips in perforated leather with S badging including paddle shift
  • Alcantara/leather upholstery with front sports seats S embossed logo
  • Black cloth headlining
  • Black perforated leather gearknob
  • Contrast stitching on seats, steering wheel and gear lever gaiter
  • Electric load area cover
  • Front centre armrest
  • Stainless steel pedals and foot rest
  • Tool kit
PACKS
  • High gloss package - A4
  • LED Interior light pack - A4/S4
SAFETY
  • 6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side windows
  • Pop-up bonnet for pedestrian protection
  • Pre sense city
  • Seatbelt monitoring
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 4 way electric lumbar support
  • 40/20/40 split folding 3 rear seat bench in 3 parts with rear centre armrest
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting and top tether
  • Manual seat adjustment
SECURITY
  • Anti theft alarm
  • Anti theft wheel bolts
  • Keyless Go
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 19" 5 arm torsio design alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre repair kit

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 138
  • HC: 29E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1984
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 7.4
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TFSI
  • Coin Series: S Line
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 190
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 7.5
  • BHP: 190
  • Engine Power KW: 140
  • Engine Power RPM: 4200
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 236
  • Engine Torque MKG: 32.6
  • Engine Torque NM: 320
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1450
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 148
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 245/35 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 245/35 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: 5 ARM TORSIO
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: N
  • Height (including roof rails): 1460
  • Length: 4762
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.6
  • Wheelbase: 2820
  • Width (excluding mirrors): N
  • Width (including mirrors): 2022
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 54
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2115
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1700
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1510
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 605

Reviews

Audi A4 Avant ESTATEMENT OF INTENT (75/100)

Estate cars aren't meant to look as good as Audi's latest fifth generation A4 Avant. Jonathan Crouch checks out a car that aims to seriously dent the sales of rival models in the compact executive sector.

Ten Second Review

The fifth generation Audi A4 Avant now features a sharper look and still claims to be class-leadingly efficient, hi-tech and, yes, practical. There's a 510-litre boot that's bigger than you might expect from a car in the compact executive market segment and the usual cool, classy Audi ambience. You'd like one.

Background

Every now and then, the car industry seizes upon a concept and rival manufacturers will indulge in a feeding frenzy to saturate the market. With hindsight, some of these concepts aren't at all clever. In the late Eighties, virtually every manufacturer rushed a four-wheel drive saloon car, hatchback or coupe to market. The Nineties saw a sudden spike in sales of small SUVs that fell over when pointed at a corner, while in the early Noughties, premium manufacturers fell over themselves to launch estate versions of their compact executive models that often actually held less luggage than the saloon cars they were based on. Every one of them an evolutionary dead end. In contrast, the latest smartly-styled and more efficient Audi A4 Avant demonstrates that in the battle between fashion and functionality, there's only ever one long term victor.

Driving Experience

The A4 has always struck an appealing balance between handling and comfort and with this MK5 Avant model, the Ingolstadt engineers have sought to improve its credentials still further by developing a new five-link suspension system. Optional adjustable shock absorbers with 'sports' and 'comfort' modes will enable owners to get the most from this and a dynamic steering system is another extra cost feature that'll reward those you like their driving. Both features can be controlled through the standard Audi drive select driving-dynamics system, which alters throttle response and auto gearshift timings in its most basic form. Talking of auto gearshifts, the old CVT automatic gearbox has gone, replaced by a seven speed dual clutch 'S tronic' unit that claims to be able to improve both performance and fuel consumption. As before, the A4 differs from its BMW 3 Series rival in its use of front wheel drive for most models. Also as before though, quattro 4WD is optional - and standard on the top V6 variants. The most powerful of these models even has the option of a sports differential for the rear axle to maximise traction. Refreshingly in a segment dominated by cars fueling themselves from the black pump, TFSI petrol models are still very much part of the mainstream A4 range, a 150PS 1.4-litre '35 TFSI' unit offered alongside a pokey '40 TFSI' 2.0-litre powerplant offering either 190PS or 245PS. There's also a 354PS 3.0-litre TFSI sporting S4 model near the top of the range. And a 450PS 2.9-litre V6 RS 4 Avant model beyond that. Most A4 buyers though, will continue to want a diesel, probably the 2.0 TDI 150PS '35 TDI' variant, which gets to 62mph from rest in a brisk 8.6s. If you want more diesel power, then a 190PS '40 TDI' version of this unit is also available, plus there's a 286PS 3.0 TDI V6 '50 TDI' model further up the range.

Design and Build

Styling is a subjective matter, and it's probably not our place to tell you what looks good but let's just say that this MK5 model A4 Avant has dodged the ugly stick by quite some margin. The stylists have been very clever in that they have retained a fairly high roofline at the back for load volume purposes but have artfully used chrome finishing to draw the eye to the sleek window lines instead. The external changes made to this revised model are relatively slight. The volume 'SE' and 'Sport' versions get a revised front and rear bumper design, more pronounced side skirts, a special finish for the Singleframe and side air inlet grilles, a roof edge spoiler and a rear diffuser flanked by new look trapezoidal tailpipes. The 'SE' versions retain wheels of the same 17-inch diameter as before but in a new design, while 'Sport' models upgrade to a smarter, larger 18-inch wheel. The top 'S line' and 'Black Edition' models get a more striking 3D-look finish for the Singleframe front grille, plus 'S line' variants get new 19-inch wheels and a re-designed rear diffuser The interior is typically Audi and a very classy place to be. Everything is well laid out with high grade materials in all areas you'll interact with regularly. There's the option of getting an 8.3" touchscreen mounted on top of the dashboard but even if you stick with the standard centre dash infotainment screen, you'll get an up-to-the-minute set-up able to support the latest Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. As for practicality, well this estate variant offers a class-leading 505-litre boot, extendable to 1,510-litres if you wish.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £30,000, which means a premium of around £1,400 over the saloon model. That means this A4 Avant is competitively priced against its premium rivals when trim levels and power outputs are taken into account. You get four trim levels - 'SE', 'Sport', 'S line' and 'Black Edition'. And there's a choice of three transmission options, a six-speed manual gearbox, plus two auto set-ups, a seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic and an older-tech eight-speed tiptronic. At least standard equipment is pretty complete across the line-up. All trim levels include alloy wheels of at least 17-inches in size, Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, the 'Audi smartphone' interface, the 'Audi drive select' driving dynamics system, three-zone climate control and a 7-inch colour MMI infotainment monitor. We'd want to look at a couple of key options. The 'Audi phone box' connects smartphones to the on-board antenna and charges them. Meanwhile, for discerning hi-fi fans, a Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System with innovative 3D sound is available. As for safety, well along with the usual airbags and electronic safety nets such as ABS and stability control, there's optional active lane assist, a rear cross traffic alert, collision avoidance assist plus a cruise control system that assists with tiresome traffic-jams.

Cost of Ownership

If you don't care about the bonnet badge, it's tempting to think that you could save £4,000 or so and get a mechanically very similar Volkswagen Passat Estate but before you do, make sure to take residual values into account. Add all the figures up at the end of the day and you may well find that there's less in it than you thought. Running costs are of course a vital consideration in this segment and this A4 offers some impressive WLTP-rated numbers thanks to this generation model's weight reductions and that sleeker shape. The volume 2.0 TDI 150PS '35 TDI' diesel variant delivers best-in-class readings of up to 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 115g/km. Opt for the pokier 2.0 TDI 190PS '40 TDI' variant and the figures become up to 62.8mpg and 120g/km, so there's no huge penalty for the extra performance. The 1.4-litre 150PS '35 TFSI' petrol engine manages up to 48.7mpg on the combined cycle and up to 133g/km of CO2. Also deserving of a special mention is the 2.0-litre '40 TFSI' petrol engine with 190PS. It manages up to 47.9mpg and slashes CO2 output to as little as 136g/km through the use of a smart combustion process developed using the familiar Miller cycle as its basis, and will be notable for its ability to deliver optimal response across the entire engine speed range. All A4s come with a three year 60,000 mile warranty which can be extended to four years/75,000 miles or five years/90,000 miles for a fee. Audi residuals are some of the best in the business, assuming you pick a desirable engine and trim combination. Some restraint on the all too tempting options list will help too.

Summary

Only very rarely does an excellent product fail. When this happens, it is usually down to poor promotion, but that's certainly not going to be the case with Audi's marketing machine at work. The truth is that this MK5 model A4 Avant is a very tough car to fault. It's superbly built, it's big enough to make a decent first of being a properly practical estate car, it rides on the exemplary A4 chassis so is a strong proposition for enthusiastic drivers and, when whole life costs are examined, it's surprisingly cost effective to run. No car is perfect though and the A4 Avant does raise a few questions. It could be even bigger at the back. And putting the power tailgate and telescopic load bar on the options list also looks a little mean. Other than that, it's hard to see this one continuing to sell strongly amongst the best compact executive load luggers.

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