Audi A4 Avant (2015–)

Model History

February 2016

Audi A4 Avant launched

The new A4 Avant can now be ordered at prices ranging from £27,300 OTR to £40,350 OTR.

The all-new A4 Avant intelligently integrates a class-leading 505 litres of luggage capacity – extending to 1510 litres with the seats folded – into a capacious interior that now affords even more head and shoulder room for front seat occupants and offers an increase in overall rear leg room compared to its predecessor.

All this can be enjoyed in remarkably hushed tones thanks to numerous aerodynamic and aeroacoustic advances, and in surroundings that exude a degree of quality and technological sophistication that far exceeds even the outgoing car, which was renowned in its own right for its outstanding fit and finish.

Among the technological highlights are the optional Audi virtual cockpit with its fully digital, absolutely flicker-free display, and optional Matrix LED headlamps capable of establishing and tracking multiple road users and illuminating the appropriate corridors of lights either side of them to maintain maximum visibility without dazzling other drivers.

These can be added to the three ‘core’ specification levels SE, Sport and S line, each of which offers either Xenon or LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, along with features including three-zone climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors and the Audi smartphone interface, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto platforms and displays smartphone contact and information such as navigation mapping on the A4’s seven-inch colour MMI screen.

There are also plenty of premium features that greatly enhance everyday use, particularly in the Avant which offers powered tailgate operation and an electrically operated luggage cover as standard.

The Avant engine line-up will initially include a wide choice of 2.0 litre and 3.0-litre TDI engines with outputs starting from 150PS and rising to 272PS. The refined and responsive 1.4-litre TFSI petrol engine at the entry point to the A4 Saloon range will also become available to Avant customers slightly behind the first phase in April 2016.

As in the Saloon, two versions of the 2.0-litre TDI engine with 150PS and 190PS power a total of 12 front-wheel-driven ‘ultra’ variants offering up to 70.6mpg with CO2 output of as little as 104g/km – their frugality can be enjoyed in conjunction with both SE and Sport specification incorporating 17-inch alloy wheel designs.

The V6 TDI contingent starts with the 218PS version, here it returns up to 64.2mpg with a 114g/km CO2 output when combined with Sport specification and front-wheel-drive.

To fully exploit the economy potential of this absolutely up-to-the minute engine technology, the powertrain and chassis of the A4 Avant have also been completely redeveloped. The six-speed manual transmission, the seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch (now also available for front-wheel drive) and the eight-speed tiptronic have been reworked, and in the process the automatic transmissions have incorporated a fuel-saving freewheeling function.

The high quota of standard fit onboard technology can also be complemented by an array of the most advanced driver aids which can take the strain out of everything from reversing out of a parking space into fast-moving crossing traffic to enduring stop-start city driving.

Drivers looking to maximise economy will also appreciate the predictive efficiency assistant, which helps drivers to reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 per cent by using navigation route data to alert them to situations in which it would make sense to reduce speed, such as before bends, towns or speed limit signs that are not yet visible. The system can adapt the preselected speed to the route and the speed limits and also take over predictive control of the free-wheeling function of the automatic transmissions.

Model Transmission Specification OTR pricing
A4 Avant 1.4 TFSI 150 PS 6-speed manual SE
A4 Avant 2.0 TFSI 190 PS 6-speed manual SE
S line
A4 Avant 2.0 TFSI 190 PS 7-speed S tronic SE
S line
A4 Avant 2.0 TFSI quattro 252 PS 7-speed S tronic Sport
S line
A4 Avant 2.0 TDI ultra 150 PS 6-speed manual SE
A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 150 PS 7-speed S tronic SE
A4 Avant 2.0 TDI ultra 190 PS 6-speed manual Sport £32,400
A4 Avant 2.0 TDI ultra 190 PS 7-speed S tronic Sport £33,930
A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 190 PS 6-speed manual S line £33,900
A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 190 PS 7-speed S tronic S line £35,430
A4 Avant 3.0 V6 TDI 218 PS 7-speed S tronic Sport
S line
A4 Avant 3.0 V6 TDI quattro 218 PS 7-speed S tronic Sport
S line
A4 Avant 3.0 V6 TDI quattro 272 PS 8-speed tiptronic S line £40,350

What does a Audi A4 Avant (2015) cost?

List Price from £30,395
Buy new from £23,627
Contract hire from £226.34 per month