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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.

Ver­dict

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.

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