|S line’ spec brings a number of smart trim additions, while the extra £675 asked for this special edition gets you not only that power hike, but also sports suspension|
Up until now, if someone asked what cooking A4 to buy, it invariably meant recommending one of the dull but sensible diesels. Thankfully the petrol engineers have been staging a bit of a comeback of late, and the 217bhp 2.0 unit fitted to this special edition A4 is the best example yet.
Up a useful 20bhp on the standard 2.0 TFSI, at low revs it pumps out delicious chunks of torque in a similar fashion to a good oil-burner, but then it spins on to a 7000rpm red line. It’s much more fun to drive than the rev-challenged diesel versions, but it still managed a diesel-worrying 34mpg on my daily commute. Impressive stuff for a 151mph saloon capable of 0-62mph in just 6.9sec.
‘S line’ spec brings a number of smart trim additions, while the extra £675 asked for this special edition gets you not only that power hike, but also sports suspension. The front-wheel-drive handling is still secure rather than spectacular, but then that’s what a lot of people look for in a car like this.
The best bit, though, is the price. At £24,315, maybe this latest A4 spells the end of the recent, seemingly unstoppable diesel revolution. Let’s hope so.