Audi S4 Avant

FOR: Fastest here, best cabin qual­ity AGAINST: Looks like any A4, costly to run

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WHILE the stan­dard A4 isn’t par­tic­u­larly ex­cit­ing, the S4 Avant is a wolf in sheep’s cloth­ing. There are only a few badges and big­ger ex­hausts to dis­tin­guish it, but the su­per­charged V6 pumps out 328bhp.

It’s the only car here with a 0-62mph time that dips be­low the five-sec­ond mark, while the four­wheel-drive grip en­sures pace in all con­di­tions. It’s not as fun to drive as the BMW, how­ever. We saw a 2013 S4 Avant with 37,000 miles for £23,995. IN this com­pany, the Audi’s in­fo­tain­ment tech is a bit dated, but the qual­ity is first rate and it’s easy to use. Rear pas­sen­ger space is com­pa­ra­ble to the BMW’S, as is the well shaped 490-litre boot. THE stan­dard A4 fin­ished in 53rd in our Driver Power 2017 sat­is­fac­tion sur­vey, with 15.7 per cent of own­ers re­port­ing faults. The S4 isn’t frag­ile, but it’s a com­plex car, so en­sure that any pur­chase has a spot­less ser­vice record.

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