The adaptive headlights also proved worthwhile on a night run, probably saving the life of a dawdling koala on the exit of a corner. swiftly and quietly dispatching of a back road run with unruffled elegance and a grin on the driver’s face.
The new-look transmission selector, reminiscent of a fighter-plane videogame control, makes selecting Sport mode easy, but more than a few times I overshot Reverse and went into Park at inopportune moments.
The cabin is a beautifully lit cocoon, with comfortable seating and climatecontrolled tranquillity.
Unfortunately, not everything worked to plan — Audi’s normally unflappable systems were marred by a satnav/infotainment freeze, which included shutting down the Bluetooth. The driver was well looked after by the active bolsters and massage function, but the front passenger’s system stopped and didn’t return.
A SERIOUSLY capable saloon that covers a broad breadth of duties with aplomb, but a few niggles did take the shine off and for this money you want everything to work.