Audi A4 Avant – I tried the wagon on the roads of Provence disconnected here is how it went. When choosing a car everyone has their own preferences. Some like the sport or those who prefer comfortable and spacious car. But it is not always necessary to compromise: a comfortable station wagon does not have to be soporific.
The Audi A4 Avant is a family that combines a modern and sporty with the features we love in the station wagon. Spacious and very comfortable front and back, the new A4 Avant is 4725 mm long and offers engines that provide excellent performance. A car that I found easy to drive, pleasant, safe and comfortable here it is and how it goes.
Audi A4 Avant
Conservative evolution has brought the \’ Audi A4 Avant in its sixth generation. The new family was in fact a look reminiscent markedly few lines of the previous version: a choice dictated by the market. Customers have appreciated it all the generations of the estate, buying, since 1992, over 2.5 million copies. A continuous evolution that brought the A4 to what it is today, which is the most familiar Audi technology, secure and efficient as ever.
Little details that certainly does not affect the level of the car. The new Audi A4 Avant has a precision assembly impressive: nothing is out of place, all the details are in perfect cohesion. A quality that\’s certain, however, you pay the visaprices starting at 38,460 Euros of \’ Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI Ultra 150 hp. The value of the car, however, is also due to the many technological features introduced by Audi on this model. The 30 assistance systems driving are just one of the most important features of this car that makes safety and tranquility driving his reason for living.
Automatic braking systems, adaptive cruise control and headlights Led Matrix is accompanied, among other things, the new Audi Virtual Cockpit , led to the debut from the Audi TT and intended to get across the range. At a cost of EUR 600 customers will get a fully digital instrument panel that will display on a screen of 12.3 inches the various information, being able to bring out some screens, such as the navigation map. This allows you to not deflect excessively away from the road and, by working together the Head Up Display, this system makes it safer every trip.
The technology is, however, also serves comfort. One example is the system of sensors that allows, through a gesture of the foot, to automatically open the tailgate. It is enough to approach the back of the car with the key in your pocket and pull your foot under the bumper to access instantly to the 505 liter luggage compartment that can reach up to 1,510 if you break down the rear seats. Also on the back of the car, customers can request a tow bar that allows the electric \’Audi A4 Avant to tow up to 2,100 kilograms. This thanks to a particularly comprehensive range of engines ranging from the 2.0 TDI with 150 or 190 horsepower to the 3.0 TDI with 218 272 horses without forgetting the 2.0 TFSI petrol from 190 or 252 horses. Soon these versions will add, however, a bi-fuel variant, the \’ Audi A4 Avant g-tron CNG , which will have a range of about 500 km gas which, added to the 450 km of autonomy gasoline, will allow to travel with a full tank of up to 950 kilometers.
Audi A4 Avant: how are you
I tested the Audi A4 Avant on the roads of Provence. Ups and downs, twists and turns, bumps to no end, they have put a strain on the driveability. Despite the A4 road it seemed always comfortable and never abrupt. It proved to be an excellent traveling companion, silent, easy to handle and responsive, almost made me forget to be on board of a station wagon. The structure absorbs the bumps well, but do not be too soft: the calibration is very appropriate. Excellent sound insulation: even when I pressed down the four-cylinder diesel, I did not feel the usual vibrations and noise of diesel engines.The new Audi A4 follows the corners well, has good stability, especially with the four-wheel drive, and proves agile both in town and rural roads. The 120 kilograms less the MLB modular platform, the same as the \’ Audi Q7 , make you feel lighter the car, allowing higher performance and improved efficiency. Rational car, designed to combine spaces for the family with elegant finishing details and high-end.
Curious to test the actual skills I also tried the new Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI Ultra 150 hp noticing a lively and convincing response engine. Obviously, the acceleration is not substantial as that of the V6 3.0 TDI with 272 horses but the overall performance were better than I expected.
It makes no sense, in my opinion, trying to “pull the neck”. Better to enjoy the pleasure of driving at moderate speed, but being able to pull off all the horses when you want to take some satisfaction.
During this first contact, I tried to understand what could be the possible defects: a tall order. The overall quality is excellent. A nitpick I could criticize the finishing of some of the hidden plastic, such as covers below the dashboard, but who will never look at them? Similarly, the new system for opening doors with handles that you have to lift instead of pulling: for someone is uncomfortable, I find it practical.
A perfect car for the family then, but also for those looking for plenty of space without compromising on comfort and driving pleasure.