Audi A4 Review

The new Audi A4 comes with a heavily upgraded infotainment system, revamped looks and a range of new engines to help make it more economical than the outgoing car.


This score is awarded by our team of expert reviewers after extensive testing of the car

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Overall verdict

The new Audi A4 is an upmarket family car with swanky looks, a plush interior and bundles of tech to help it compete with the likes of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Volvo S60.

This heavily updated Audi A4 looks sportier than the outgoing car thanks to new headlights, redesigned bumpers, all-new alloy wheels and some heavily creased wheel arches like those you’ll find on the bigger A6.

Inside, you’ll spot a new infotainment touchscreen that’s larger than that in the outgoing A4 and comes with updated voice controls and ‘swarm technology’ – essentially a fancy way of saying these new Audis can talk to each other to help you avoid traffic jams.

The system will also come with smartphone mirroring (just like the outgoing A4), but new for this model is a feature that’ll let you lock, unlock and even start your car using your phone.

The Audi A4’s traditionally been the sensible option if you’re looking for a mid-size saloon, but this new model looks more exciting than ever.

Mat Watson
carwow expert

The rest of the new Audi A4’s cabin is mostly the same as the old car’s. You get plenty of posh-looking trims, everything feels very well built and there’s space for four adults to get comfortable. Boot space won’t change significantly from the outgoing car, so you can expect to be able to carry a set of golf clubs or a family’s luggage for a weekend away without any hassle.

Audi’s been busier tweaking things under the new A4’s bonnet. Now you can get it with four diesel and two petrol engines. Diesel options consist of 136hp, 163hp and 190hp 2.0-litre units and a 231hp 3.0-litre V6, while petrol models come with either a 150hp or 190hp 2.0-litre engine – both of which come with a fuel-saving mild-hybrid system.

If that doesn’t sound like enough, there’ll also be a 347hp S4 model powered by a 3.0-litre diesel engine with a beefier 48V mild-hybrid system. Lowered, sportier suspension and a grippy four-wheel-drive system will also come as standard in these range-topping cars.

For more information on the upcoming Audi A4, read our detailed price, specs and release date article.