Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Audi on a Winner with the New A4

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Audi on a Winner with the New A4

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Byline: CHRIS RUSSON

THE new A4 is the best Audi has ever produced and the car has become a winner on both sides of the Atlantic.

In the UK, the A4 was voted Car of the Year by What Car? in 2016 and in the USA it has been named the 'Best Buy' model in the whole of America by the prestigious Kelley Blue Book.

The A4 is available in both saloon and Avant estate styles and the line up kicks off with 1.4-litre TFSI turbo petrol models priced from PS26,350 and PS27,750 respectively.

All have exceptional levels of kit including 17-inch alloys, a seveninch display screen, keyless operation, smartphone interface, Audi drive select, xenon headlights, a triple zone climate system, collision alert and parking system.

Move up to Sport grade and from and for an extra PS950 the 1.4-litre models have added body styling including a grey finish to the grille, LED interior lighting, Audi's multimedia interface which includes sat nav and the Audi Connect online system - free for the first three months - and an upgraded sound system.

Go for the optional Vision Pack and the car comes with Audi's virtual cockpit which replaces the traditional instruments with a 12.3-inch high definition multi-function display as well as adding other equipment such as a head-up display and auto dipping headlights for PS1,150.

The new A4 has much more road presence than its predecessors while the interior is pure Audi - minimalist with a slim dashboard featuring a continuous band of air vents and finished with high quality trim.

On the road the new A4 has excellent manners and handles with great composure.

Engine noise is barely a whisper as is wind noise and there are no rattles or squeaks. The only intrusion into the hushed cabin is from the tyres when hitting rougher surfaces, otherwise it is cathedral-like calm. …

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