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Audi A4 SALOON 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]

Stock Offer Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Stock Offer Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Stock Offer Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Stock Offer Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Stock Offer Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Stock Offer Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Stock Offer Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Stock Offer Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Stock Offer Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
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Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi A4 35 TFSI Black Edition 4dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG47.10
  • 0-62mph8.9 secs
  • Top Speed140 mph
  • C02136 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque199 lbs/f
  • P11D31%

Review

Almost all Audi A4 buyers opt for a 2.0-litre TDI diesel. For around £1,750 less though, there's the option of this 1.5-litre '35 TFSI' petrol model that develops the same 150PS output and still manages to return over 42mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and around 129g/km of NEDC-rated CO2 while running on cheaper green pump fuel. Is it a better bet?

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Audi's revised MK5 model A4 is at its most accessible in base 35 TFSI petrol guise. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

If you're after a compact executive saloon - say a BMW 3 Series, a Mercedes C-Class or, as in this case, an Audi A4 - you opt for a diesel. It's a given isn't it? Well not necessarily. In revising its fifth generation A4 range, Audi has placed renewed emphasis on petrol power, including within the line-up a 2.0-litre TFSI 190PS petrol engine that offers an astonishing balance between power and frugality. And, slotting in just below that unit, there's the powerplant we're going to look at here, the 1.5-litre powerplant that features on the base 35 TFSI variant. Buyers in this segment aren't used to seeing engines with capacities this small, but this TFSI unit seems to punch above its weight, offering 150PS, the same as you'd get from the volume 2.0-litre TDI diesel. Is it a realistic option? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

Back in 2015, Audi managed to shed around 120kg of weight from this fifth generation A4 and that's one of the reasons why even this base model feels quite lively. The turbocharged 1.5-litre 150PS engine can accelerate to 62mph in 8.6 seconds and top speed is 139mph, in line with its nearest rivals. There's the choice of either 6-speed maniual or s tronic 7-speed auto transmission With this 1.5-litre model, you don't get the option you would further up the range of quattro 4WD. Still, the improved six-speed manual stick-shift feels quite slick and the hi-tech MLB Evo chassis has given Audi the opportunity to develop a sophisticated fully-independent five-link front and rear suspension arrangement that delivers superb standards of ride. Ultimately, what all this creates is a more comfort-orientated compact executive contender, but it's still one that can be hurried quite quickly through the bends thanks to very little bodyroll and superb traction.

Design and Build

The external changes made to this fifth generation A4 are relatively slight. The full-LED headlamps have been re-designed and flank a broader, flatter Singeframe grille complemented by re-sculpted bumpers. Otherwise, it's as you were, which - to remind you - sees this MK5 model A4 riding on a light, stiff MLB platform and boasting the lowest drag coefficient in its class. As ever, there's a choice of either saloon or Avant estate bodystyles, the latter offering 505-litre boot - or 1,510-litres with the rear seats folded. The interior's been updated too and gains the brand's latest classy centre-dash 10.1-inch 'MMI touch' infotainment display, though unfortunately, that means you lose the previous lower-set rotary controller. The voice control system has been improved and, as before, you get access to the full suite of 'Audi connect' media features. They include online traffic sign and hazard information, an on-street parking search function and newly introduced traffic light information functionality. You view another screen through the steering wheel; Audi's 'Virtual Cockpit' TFT 12.3-inch monitor has now been standardised, so you have to have virtual dials. Overall, you wouldn't call the appearance of this A4's cabin exciting but it would certainly be a soothing environment for long journeys.

Market and Model

The £30,000 price point makes the Audi A4 35 TFSI an interesting proposition. You're looking at a £1,750 saving on the equivalent 150PS '30 TDI' 2.0-litre diesel version. We'd also though, want to look at find a couple of thousand extra for the 190PS '40 TFSI' 2.0-litre petrol model which offers a lot more performance with no real efficiency downside. If you want the Avant estate bodystyle, there's a £1,400 premium over the saloon. In terms of direct rivals to this A4 35 TFSI model, BMW's 318i is the obvious candidate but Audi may just have priced this car low enough to tempt buyers out of more mainstream cars like the Vauxhall Insignia and Ford Mondeo. Standard equipment includes alloy wheels of at least 17-inches in size, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, acoustic glazing, auto headlamps and wipers, rear parking sensors, an alarm and a chromed exhaust. Thankfully a spare wheel's provided too, rather than one of those irritating tyre repair kits. Inside, there's 3-zone climate control, a 'keyless go' push button starter, cruise control with a speed limiter, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and the 'drive select' system that allows you to tweak throttle and steering to suit the way you want to drive.

Cost of Ownership

We've mentioned the Turbo part of the TFSI moniker, but the 'FSI' part plays a big role in making this car's 1.5-litre engine so efficient. 'Fuel Stratified Injection' means the optimum amount of petrol is directly injected into the engine cylinders at the critical moment instead of being mixed with air in a carburettor and sucked in as part of the normal combustion cycle. The effect of this, in tandem with the turbocharger's recycling of exhaust gases, means this engine can deliver the same performance as a standard powerplant but in doing so, use 10-15% less fuel. As a result, the A4 35 TFSI can return 42.2mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. With NEDC-rated CO2 emissions of 129g/km, annual BiK tax will be affordable for those who choose the A4 as a company car. In comparison, an A4 30 TDI 150PS diesel model manages 55.4mpg (WLTP) and 103g/km (NEDC). All A4s come with a three year 60,000 mile warranty which can be extended to four years/75,000 miles or five years/90,000 miles for a fee. Audi residuals are some of the best in the business, assuming you pick a desirable engine and trim combination. Some restraint on the all too tempting options list will help too.

Summary

The Audi A4 35 TFSI 150PS model is more affordable than you might expect a premium mid-sized executive model to be. Costing from just over £30,000, it may even be an attractive proposition for Mondeo segment buyers. Loaded with advanced technology including autonomous driving aids and a smartphone-compatible multi-media interface, the entry level A4 represents reasonable value for money. And the modern, understated exterior is matched with a comfortable, contemporary interior, designed to make the time spent on the road more enjoyable. But does the package all add up? We're not so sure. It's not that there's anything wrong with this 1.5-litre petrol variant: it's just that the models above it in the line-up are so impressive. The '30 TDI' diesel version with its 103g/km of NEDC-rated CO2 emissions. Or the 190PS '40 TFSI' petrol variant that's almost as frugal, yet much more powerful. Frankly, we'd be wanting to stretch our budget a little further and buy into the A4 in these guises. Still, if you're restricted in budget and this 35 TFSI has to fit the bill, you're unlikely to be disappointed.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control system with speed limiter
Audi connect safety and service (e-call)
Audi drive select
Audi parking system plus with front and rear sensors
Audi smartphone interface
Audi virtual cockpit
Automatic start-stop system with coasting functionality and efficiency programme
Bluetooth interface
Electric boot lid release
Electromechanical power steering
MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch includes 10.1" high resolution colour MMI display, 3D map
Voice control system
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour door handles
Body colour front spoiler lip
Body colour side sill trim
Electrically folding auto dimming/adjustable/heated door mirrors with LED side indicators and kerb view function for passenger side
Grained matt black side air inlets with matt aluminium silver inlay
High beam assistant
Illuminated door sill trims with S logo
LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators + headlight adjustment and high beam, turning light + LED daytime running lights
Matt aluminium silver tailpipe trim
Rain and light sensors
S Line badges on the front wings
S line front and rear bumpers with side skirts
S Line rear diffuser in matt titanium black with trim strip in matt aluminium silver
Windscreen with acoustic glazing
Interior Features
3 spoke flat bottomed high multi-function leather sport steering wheel with gearshift paddles
Alcantara/leather upholstery with front sports seats S embossed logo
4 way electric lumbar support for driver and front passenger
40/20/40 split folding 3 rear seat bench in 3 parts with rear centre armrest
Black cloth headlining
Black perforated leather gearknob
Contrast stitching on seats, steering wheel and gear lever gaiter
Deluxe 3 zone electronic climate control
Door sill trims with aluminium inlay
Front and rear head restraints
Front centre armrest
Heated front seats
ISOFIX child seat mounting and top tether
Manual seat adjustment
Stainless steel pedals and foot rest
Tool kit
Entertainment
2 USB charging ports
DAB digital radio reception
Packs
Comfort and sound pack - A4
LED Interior light pack - A4/S4
Titanium black styling pack - A4 Saloon
Safety
3 rear seatbelts
6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side windows
Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) including ABS, ASR and EDL
Hill hold assist
Multi collision brake assist
Pop-up bonnet for pedestrian protection
Pre sense city
Seatbelt monitoring
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Anti theft alarm
Anti theft wheel bolts
Keyless Go
Technical
54 litre fuel tank
Sports suspension lowered by 23mm
Trim
Piano black finish inlay
Wheels
19" 5 arm rotor design alloy wheels titanium matt look
Tyre repair kit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 134
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 156
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 158
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 156
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1984
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery TURBO INJECTION
Gears 7 SPEED
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 47.1
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 6.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 40.9
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 150
Coin Description TFSI
Coin Series Black Edition [C+S]
Generation Mark 5
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 26E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.9
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 199
Engine Torque - MKG 27.5
Engine Torque - NM 270
Engine Torque - RPM 1300
Top Speed 140
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 245/35 R19
Tyre Size Rear 245/35 R19
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 ARM ROTOR
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1431
Length 4762
Wheelbase 2820
Width (including mirrors) 2022
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 54
Gross Vehicle Weight 2040
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 460
Max. Loading Weight 555
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1700
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1485
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.6

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