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Good: Chic and sporty looks plus a classy interior. Enjoyable to drive. Efficient chain cam petrol engines, plenty of scope for personalisation. Well equipped. 99g/km 1.6 TDI from 2011.
Bad: Efficient and pleasant but not overtly sporty.
Good: Five door A1 is more practical with extra interior space. Same efficient engines as the three-door. Desirable image. Enjoyable to drive. At its best with 1.4 TFSI engine.
Bad: Top models are fairly pricey especially when you start adding optional extras. Firm ride on Sport and S Line suspension.
Good: Comfortable and high quality premium hatchback. Low emissions diesel engines including economical 1.6 TDI. Very refined at speed yet handles well in corners.
Bad: Top models are close to £30k new.
Good: A big improvement on the previous model. Impressively refined and quiet. Usable boot. Rides and handles well. More interior room.
Bad: S line sports suspension best avoided if you want comfort.
Good: Generally very refined. Quick and loses nothing of the conventional A3 understated class. Fuel-free mileage potential is alluring.
Bad: Ride quality and tyre noise issues are thorns in its side. Loss of some boot space may be a problem for some. Real world running costs could be substantial with high daily mileage.
Good: Looks and feels like a larger Audi model. Good choice of powerful and efficient engines. Rides and handles well
Bad: Boot is less practical than standard A3. Rear headroom and visibility isn't as good as the hatchback
Good: More practical version of the A3 has more passenger space and a larger boot. Wide choice of engines including impressive 1.4 TFSI. Well-equipped as standard.
Bad: Not the most exciting of designs. Sportier models on large wheels return a hard ride.
Good: Exceptional quality. Packed with technology. Impressive refinement and comfort. Efficient and economical.
Bad: Not quite as sporty to drive as a BMW 3 Series. Options quickly increase the price.
Good: More ground clearance than previous A4 Allroad. Incredibly comfortable and quiet. New quattro system allows full front-wheel drive to save fuel.
Bad: S tronic gearbox with 2.0 TDI can be hesitant. Audi Virtual Cockpit is impressive but expensive.
Good: High quality family estate. Good choice of economical engines. Classy interior with lots of tech.
Bad: Nondescript exterior styling. Hard ride on larger wheels. Optional extras can easily add £10k to the price.
Good: Acoustically-insulated roof as standard. Lighter yet stiffer than previous model.
Bad: Limited engine range at launch.
Good: High quality blend of refinement and handling ability, modern and stylish interior, 2.0 TDI is strong and impressively economical.
Bad: Audi Virtual Cockpit is impressive but a £450 option.
Good: More practical than the Coupe. Impeccable build quality and finish. Quiet and refined. Good performance and economy.
Bad: Expensive compared to A4 saloon and A5 Coupe. Not as fun to drive as a 4 Series Gran Coupe.
Good: Lighter and more economical than before. Available with immense 3.0 BiTDI engine. Superb quality interior. Refined and smooth ride.
Bad: High starting prices.
Good: Refined and comfortable. 2.0 TDI is strong yet economical. More headroom than previous A6 Avant. 3.0 BiTDI is stunningly quick.
Bad: Mercedes E-Class Estate has a bigger boot. Less standard equipment than before and options quickly add up to thousands.
Good: Impressive cabin with a straightforward layout. Very quiet and refined on the move. Navigation and leather seats as standard. Efficient 2.0 TDI provides good performance.
Bad: Less standard equipment than previous model and optional extras can very quickly push the price up.
Good: Spacious and luxurious interior. A rarity on the roads so ensures exclusivity. 3.0 BiTDI engine with 313PS is immense. Black Edition models available.
Bad: Multitronic CVT in lower powered 3.0 TDI is relaxed but not very responsive.
Good: The ultimate in luxurious travel. Superb refinement and a pleasure to travel in. Good to drive with agile handling. 3.0 TDI offers remarkable economy for such a large car. High-tech and stylish interior.
Bad: Apart from the dominant grille, styling is nondescript.
Good: Gets all-new interior design. More cabin space than previous model. e-tron hybrid version will follow soon after launch.
Bad: Not arriving until early 2018.
Good: Stylish small crossover feels like a high quality car, lots of scope for personalisation, good sized boot, works surprisingly well with 1.0 TFSI engine.
Bad: Doesn't quite have the sharp handling Audi promises, cramped rear seats for taller passengers, 1.6 TDI is noisy and lacks refinement. £2k + more expensive than SEAT Ateca.
Good: Stylish. compact SUV in a similar fashion to the Range Rover Evoque. Impressive fuel economy and low CO2. Two and four-wheel drive available.
Bad: Front passenger space tight. Limited range of engines initially. Disconcertingly light steering at low speeds. No 1.6 TDI.
Good: Even more refined and upmarket than original Q5. Lovely quality interior. Electric tailgate as standard. 2.0 TDI offers good economy.
Bad: Styling is hardly what you'd call adventurous.
Good: Quiet and refined. Ideal long distance motorway cruiser. Beautifully finished quality interior. Seven seats and a huge boot. Five Star Euro NCAP rating. Six Isofix points.
Bad: Sheer size means it's unwieldy around town. Q7 e-tron only has five seats.
Good: Astonishingly quick yet easy to drive at low speeds. Impressively comfortable ride for a performance car. Looks and sounds wonderful.
Bad: V10 Plus model is close to £140k new.
Good: Subtle styling. Wonderful 2.5-litre engine. Smooth and intelligent gear changes from seven-speed S tronic gearbox. Upgraded to 400PS from summer 2017.
Bad: Not cheap at £40k. Optional extras significantly increase the price. Steering could be better.
Good: Develops 450PS from bi-turbo engine and more torque than previous RS4.
Bad: Avant only. Not coming until 2018.
Good: Lighter, faster, more economical with improvements to handling and the latest connectivity.
Bad: Very expensive and even more so when options are added.
Good: New Audi RS6 gets less powerful 4.0-litre V8 rather than 5.0-litre V10 of its predecessor but has faster acceleration and better economy.
Bad: Economy of 29mpg means you'll spend a lot of time at the pumps.
Good: Extremely fast but not ferocious RS rendition of A7 with 560PS and 700Nm torque.
Bad: £83,495 price tag is just the start. Jaguar XFR-S is cheaper and comes with more kit.
Good: Rapid version of the A1 powered by 231PS 2.0 turbocharged engine. Quattro four-wheel drive means immense traction. High quality feel. Understated looks.
Bad: Fast but other hot hatches are more enjoyable to drive. Bouncy ride.
Good: Powered by smooth 2.0 TFSI engine with 300PS. Quattro four-wheel drive means superb traction. Lighter weight helps economy with an official 40mpg.
Bad: Subtle rather than overtly sporty looks.
Good: Effortless performance from 4.0-litre V8 engine. Available as a saloon or Avant. Fuel economy improved over previous S6. Refined ride for a performance car.
Bad: Somewhat lacking the excitement you'd expect from an Audi S model.
Good: Great blend of refinement, quality and performance. Lovely sound from twin turbo V8 engine. Feels nimble for what is a large car. Relatively efficient given the power it offers.
Bad: More economical 3.0 BiTDI feels just as quick in everyday driving.
Good: High performance S8 gets twin turbo V8 with 520PS. Plus version has 605PS. Remains relaxing and comfortable when driven gently.
Bad: Not cheap at more than £75k.
Good: Sharper design with R8 styling cues. Superb interior. Improved handling. Economical range of engines.
Bad: A lot more expensive to buy. Firm ride. Adults will struggle to fit into the rear seats.
Good: Impressive levels of grip. Good to drive. Efficient diesel model. Quality cabin with excellent 'Virtual Cockpit' as standard.
Bad: Still not a sports car. Jittery ride over broken British backroads. Numerous reports of water from roof unable to drain, filling battery tray and fusing MMI system.
Good: Powered by the great sounding 2.5-litre engine with power upped to 400PS. Has a real feel-good factor. Virtual cockpit as standard. Available as a coupe or Roadster.
Bad: Very firm ride means it's uncomfortable on poor roads.
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