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2018 (18) Audi A4 1.4T FSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Audi drive selectAudi Pre sense collision avoidance
Audi smartphone interfaceAuto boot lid opening
Colour driver's information system displayCruise control + speed limiter
Electro-mechanical PASMMI SD card Navigation
Service interval indicatorStop/start button
Voice control system 

Entertainment

2 USB portsAux input
DAB digital radio moduleMMI radio plus with CD player

Exterior Features

Acoustic windscreenAir inlets in titanium black
Aluminium window trimAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlights + automatic windscreen wipersBody colour bumpers
Chrome door handlesChrome rolled exhaust
Electric adjustable heated door mirrorsElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsHeadlight range control
High gloss black triangular aperture at rear doorLED daytime running lights
LED indicators in door mirrorsPrivacy glass with front acoustic glazing
Rain and light sensorsRear diffuser in Twilight grey matt
Roof spoiler 

Interior Features

3 spoke flat bottom high multi-function leather steering wheel3 zone climate control
Black cloth headliningFront centre armrest with 12v socket
Front headrestsFront sport seats
Front/rear floor matsGearshift paddles
Illuminated door sill finishersIsofix child seat preparation for front passenger/outer rear seats inc passenger airbag deactivation
Jack and tool kitLuggage compartment carpet
Perforated leather gearknobReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear headrestsSplit folding rear seats
Stainless steel foot restStainless steel pedals
Sunvisors with vanity mirrorsTop tether anchor plate for isofix child seat

Packs

Black styling pack - A4/S4Non Smokers pack
S line exterior styling pack - A4 Saloon 

Passive Safety

3 point seatbelts on all rear seatsABS/EBD
Active bonnetAdaptive driver and front passenger airbags
Electromechanical parking brakeESP
First aid kitFront head airbags
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limitersFront side airbags
Multi-Collision brakingSeatbelt warning
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle 

Security

Anti theft alarmKeyless Start
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking
Thatcham category 1 alarm + immobiliser 

Wheels

Space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)129Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1395Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears7 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)50.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)60.1EC Urban (mpg)39.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power150
Based On ID79698Coin DescriptionT FSI
Coin SeriesBlack EditionGeneration Mark5
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0722EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %90
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %75NCAP Safety Assist %75
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.5Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG26Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed130

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front245/35 R19Tyre Size Rear245/35 R19
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5 ARM ROTOR
Wheel Type19" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1427Length4726
Wheelbase2820Width1842
Width (including mirrors)2022 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)54Gross Vehicle Weight1945
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)965Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)480
Max. Loading Weight570Max. Roof Load90
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked720
Minimum Kerbweight1375No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Audi A4

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Back in 2015, Audi's A4 needed to up its game in the face of tough competition from BMW's 3 Series, Mercedes' C-Class and the Jaguar XE in the image-conscious mid-sized executive sector. In fifth generation B9-series form, it did. The styling of this MK5 model may be evolutionary but underneath are serious revisions that challenged rivals harder than ever. Let's check out the original version of this model as a used buy.

History

Can 12 million customers be wrong? By 2015, that's how many people had bought Audi's A4 and its predecessor Audi 80 model over the last four decades. This mid-sized executive segment contender is the car that's played the biggest part in making the Ingolstadt brand the success story it is, the A4 these days accounting for over a fifth of the company's total output. All of which means that this fifth generation B9 version had to be very good indeed. Contrary to the impression offered up by its appearance, this was actually one of those rare things, a genuinely new car. Over 90% of it was completely re-designed, while the rest was fine-tuned and the result in 2015 was a package of far-reaching improvements. Many of these were made possible by the headline change, the adoption of a lighter, stiffer and cleverer 'MLB Evo' chassis that made the most significant contribution to the massive 120kg weight saving this model enjoyed over its B8 predecessor. That made this car up to 21% more economical than it was before and Audi promised that it would also make the A4 faster and sharper to drive too. Certainly the A4 needed to improve its dynamic repertoire. It was (and is) after all, the only remaining volume compact-to-mid-sized executive model without an enthusiast-orientated rear wheel drive set-up, so must provide driving satisfaction in other ways. The freshly-developed five-link front and rear suspension set-up ought to help here, with its optional adaptive damping. So will the rejuvenated engine range which offers revolutionary combustion technology to TFSI petrol buyers. Plus there's plenty of hi-tech cleverness fitted to plusher models; quattro 4WD, sophisticated Matrix headlamps that think for themselves and an Adaptive Cruise Control system that at low speeds will even drive the car for you. Add in segment-leading connectivity and, as ever, the classiest cabin in the sector and you've potentially a very strong proposition indeed. In its original form, the B9-series A4 sold until mid-2019, when it was substantially updated. It's the pre-facelift B9 models we're going to check out for used buyers here.

What You Get

Audi believes firmly in evolution rather than revolution and if proof of that were needed, then this fifth generation B9-series A4 provides it. The lines are sharper than those of the old B8, the stance lower and the shape a little bolder but the changes are all very subtle, in line with the need to protect the values of previous models. As ever, there's the option of an Avant estate bodystyle as an alternative to the saloon and both variants seized the opportunity offered by this MK5 model's new MLB Evo platform to offer buyers a slightly larger car than before. As ever though with an Audi, it's the interior that'll really sell you this car. The Ingolstadt brand isn't as far ahead of its rivals as it used to be in this regard but this remains the defining cabin in its class from this period, with surprising headroom, a wraparound design and a premium feeling of space and safety. The optional 'Virtual Cockpit' that many original buyers chose replaces the entire instrument binnacle with a 12.3-inch LCD colour monitor and has a layout that's fully digital and customisable, with smart 3D graphics and highly detailed effects. Anything this set-up can't tell you will almost certainly be covered by the slimline MMI infotainment display that dominates the top of the dashboard. It's 7-inches in size on standard models - or 8.3-inches if you get a car whose original owner opted for the top 'MMI Navigation Plus with MMI touch' system, with its crisp 3D maps and responsive Nvidia graphics. In the rear, you ought to notice the benefit of the extra 12mm of wheelbase length this fifth generation model enjoys over its predecessor. Audi says there's 23mm more legroom in the back than there was before but to be frank, it doesn't feel that much bigger. And out back? Well despite this MK5 A4 model's longer length, boot space is identical to that provided before. That means you get the same 480-litre capacity also provided by BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class rivals. If you need more, there's the versatility of a 40:20:40 split-folding rear backrest, the centre part of which is very useful if you need to carry longer items like skis.

What to Look For

Most owners in our survey seemed happy. The most reported faults related to interior trim and non-engine electricals. Look out for bodywork scrapes and kerb damage to the large alloys. We've had some reports of issues with wear to the side bolsters of the leather seats, as well as squeaking front brake pads, so it's worth looking out for both of those. There were a few issues with the car's infotainment system, with phones not connecting properly and flickering screens being the main problem. Rattling parcel shelves and buzzing interior trims were also reported. The DSG automatic gearbox should be checked to make sure it's had a regular oil and filter change, as should the quattro four-wheel-drive system. Many A4s will have been company or lease cars and, as a result, you should check the condition of the bodywork carefully. The high-quality fit and finish of an A4 also makes it an ideal candidate for clocking, so ensure the history is absolutely verified. There were three manufacturer recalls on the A4, all for models built before December 2016. One concerns a potential seat backrest fault, one was for seatbelt pre-tensioners and airbags and a third affected TFSI engine coolant pumps.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on an A4 2015 2.0 TDI 150PS - Ex Vat) An air filter costs in the £44 bracket. An oil filter costs around £13. A fuel filter is around £37. Front brake pads sit in the £90 to £130 bracket for a set; for a rear set, it's around £57. Front brake discs sit in the £77 bracket; for a rear pair, you're looking at around £110. A thermostat costs around £105 and a water pump is around £108.

On the Road

In a segment dominated by rear-wheel drive rivals, Audi continued to offer this B9-series A4 with a choice of front or four wheel drive layouts. That's a key reason why the brand had to engineer this car very cleverly to get close to the kind of driving satisfaction offered by competitors. In this, the engineers were helped this time round by this MK5 model's adoption of a hi-tech MLB Evo chassis that played a key part in enabling this car to shed up to 120kgs of weight. This platform also gave Audi the opportunity to develop a sophisticated fully-independent five-link front and rear suspension arrangement that delivers superb standards of ride. Ultimately, what all this creates is a more comfort-orientated mid-sized executive contender, but it's still one that can be hurried quite quickly through the bends thanks to very little body roll and superb traction. Most models offer the option of either a six-speed manual gearbox or this car's seven-speed S tronic auto transmission, while under the bonnet, the majority of buyers will choose the 2.0 TDI diesel engine. This is a variant that in 150PS form can return 99g/km of CO2 and nearly 75mpg on the combined cycle. In pokier 190PS 2.0 TDI guise, there's the option of quattro 4WD. Quattro is also on offer to buyers of the six cylinder 3.0 TDI version of this car, who get to choose between 218 and 272PS outputs. Petrol people meanwhile, get a TFSI range offering an entry-level 150PS 1.4-litre unit and a sophisticated super-efficient 2.0-litre powerplant developing either 190 or 252PS. The quicker version comes with quattro, as do high performance S4 and RS4 models that use a potent 3.0 TFSI unit.

Overall

Here's a car created by a brand that knows its customers. The magazines might tell Audi to bring us futuristic looks and an uncompromisingly dynamic drive but Ingolstadt knows that buyers in this segment really value comfort, class and quality. All three attributes are prioritised in this lighter, more agile and more advanced fifth generation A4. Even more than before, this A4 feels like a car that's been lovingly and very carefully considered. The depth of engineering and the thought that's gone into the tiniest details combine to further enhance the warm fuzzy feeling that's charmed Audi customers for years. If you're one of those people, then you'll like this car very much. And even if you're not, you'll find it hard not to be impressed by way it systematically ticks almost every box on the compact executive market wish list. It's very thorough. Very elegant. And very Audi.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
90%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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60 monthly payments of£359.10
Deposit£249
Total amount payable£21,796
Fixed interest rate5.7%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£16,998
Credit amount£16,749
Completion fee£1
Term (months)60

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  • Audi A4 - 1.4T FSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic
  • HJ18GZE
  • GBP
  • 16998
  • 64968 miles, Wolverhampton Motorstore / Vanstore