Audi’s compact sedan is tooled up for the fight against Merc and BMW
buyers waiting for the updated A4. They shouldn’t be disappointed.
Audi has given the car a facelift, better standard gear and big improvements in efficiency— the range uses an average of 15 per cent less fuel than the outgoing model.
It still won’t budge buyers with a visceral or visual attraction to the three-pointed star or blue propeller badge— they covet the badge, not necessarily the car wearing it.
Audi buyers and those looking to step up to prestige sedan ranks will find plenty to like, especially with Audi’s prices undercutting its rivals.
The base 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo is about half a second slower to 100km/h than its German rivals. It also uses about a litre of fuel less every 100km and is about $5000 cheaper at $52,700 for the