The Audi A4 Saloon has won the 2016 Car of the Year award at What Car? Magazine’s ceremony in London.
The new A4 also won the Best Compact Executive Car award and two ‘Best Buy’ awards in both the ‘£25,000 - £35,000’ and the ‘More than £35,000’ ranges, showing the diversity and adaptability of the A4 to span any taste or price range.
Having been revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show last September, the A4 has since impressed critics and customers alike, with the 218PS V6 TDI version being singled out as the best in the range, thanks to its excellent efficiency figures and brilliantly refined six-cylinder engine.
What Car? Magazine’s editorial team were mesmerised by the V6 TDI’s performance, with many comparing the 3.0-litre TDI’s performance to that of its bigger and higher-end sister, the A8, at just over half the price.
With various trim levels and engine options available, you are spoiled for choice in how you want to kit out your A4. Thanks to the wide variety of both affordable and efficient engine models, you won’t be disappointed with any of the versions.
Starting at the SE specification’s 1.4 TFSI version the A4 is superbly equipped, with many of Audi’s safety features available as standard, such as the multi-collision brake assist and also Audi’s multimedia system with Bluetooth mobile connectivity. In the Sport and S-Line models, a Wi-Fi hotspot system is standard with the Audi Connect service.
In terms of performance, the top end S-line 3.0 TDI goes from 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds with a top speed of 155mph, but even the entry level SE 1.4 TFSI only takes 8.7 seconds to get to 60mph and has a respectable top speed of 130.
The SE range starts from £25,900 for the 1.4 TFSI, whilst the Sport starts at £26,850 for the lower end petrol version. The top end S-Line starts at £30,150.
All trim levels are available with either petrol or diesel options, along with the choice of either the six-speed manual, a seven-speed S Tronic automatic or, in quattro models, the 8-speed tiptronic automatic.