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Audi A4

(2015 - present)

The Audi A4 is a compact executive model available as either a saloon or estate (called the A4 Avant). It is one of the biggest-selling models in the Audi range, and sits between the smaller A3 saloon and larger A6 saloon and estate models. The current model was launched in 2015 and received a mid-life update in 2019.

The top-spec model is called the S4 and there is also a more off-road-capable model called the A4 allroad quattro. There is a high-performance model called the RS 4, which is based on the A4 but not included in this page. We will be building a separate page for this model, so check back soon.

Overall, the Audi A4 range has an Expert Rating that leads the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, although it’s some way behind the class-leading BMW 3 Series and other rivals like the Tesla Model 3.

The Audi A4 range has received generally positive reviews from the UK motoring media, although overall opinions varies from mild disintersest to strong enthusiasm. The A4 allroad quattro model tends to score slightly lower than the regular A4 models, while the top-spec S4 scores slightly higher from car enthusiast titles. The A4 gets consistent praise for its build standards and interior quality, but lags behind rivals for driving enjoyment and offers no hybrid or electric versions.

Body style: Medium saloon and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £30,750 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2015
Last updated: Autumn 2019
Replacement due: 2023?


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

The Car Expert


Auto Express


Auto Trader






Car Keys






Daily Mail




Honest John






The Sunday Times


The Telegraph


Top Gear


What Car?





Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2016









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Audi A4 has not yet been lab test by Green NCAP. Check back soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Audi A4 has received


  • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best Compact Executive Car


  • WhatCar? Awards – Best Executive Car


  • WhatCar? Awards – Best Executive Car
  • Fleet World Honours – Best Compact Executive
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Premium Car


  • WhatCar? Awards – Car of the Year + Best Executive Car
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Premium Car
  • Top Gear Awards – Best for Big Miles
  • Contract Hire and Leasing Awards – Car of the Year + Best Executive Car

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