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2018 (18) Audi A42.0T FSI Black Edition 5dr S Tronic

East Kilbride Motorstore

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Audi drive selectAudi Pre sense collision avoidance
Audi smartphone interfaceColour driver's information system display
Cruise control + speed limiterElectro-mechanical PAS
MMI SD card NavigationPower boot opening and closing
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
Rear spoilerRear wiper
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 headrestsRetractable load area cover
Split folding rear seatsStainless steel foot rest
Stainless steel pedalsSunvisors with vanity mirrors
Top tether anchor plate for isofix child seat 

Packs

Black styling pack - A4/S4 AvantNon Smokers pack
S line exterior styling pack - A4 Avant 

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS/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)131Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears7 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)48.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)56.5EC Urban (mpg)39.2

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power190
Based On ID72569Coin DescriptionT FSI
Coin SeriesBlack EditionInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.5Engine Power - BHP190
Engine Power - KW140Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4200Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG33Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1450Top Speed148

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

Height1434Length4725
Wheelbase2820Width1842
Width (including mirrors)2022 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)54Gross Vehicle Weight2095
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1510Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)505
Max. Loading Weight530Max. Roof Load90
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1565No. 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 Avant

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.

Performance
90%
Handling
90%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
60%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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