Let's look at the specs before we examine the performance. Under the hood of the A4 Avant is a 2-liter TDI engine with four cylinders, DOHC and a single turbocharger. It produces 190 hp (187 bhp / 140 kW) and 400 Nm / 295 lb-ft between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm.
Older A4 models also had a powerful 2-liter engine. However, they didn't come with the 7-speed S tronic gearbox, which is a brand new twin-clutch unit, making us forget all about those dreadful CVTs. Using a FWD setup, the German automobile is capable of reaching 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and going on to a top speed of 231 km/h (144 mph). Adding the AWD option lowers that time to 7.4s.
Of course, there are several more powerful Audi A4 Avant, including a 252 PS 2-liter TFSI and the flagship of the range, a 3.0 TDI making 272 PS and fitted as standard with quattro and an 8-speed automatic. However, while that one is over two seconds faster, it's also €10,000 more expensive.
Something else we enjoy seeing in this video is the Audi Virtual Cockpit system. It replaces the conventional dashboard with a 12.3-inch display that also works with the navigation system. The cool thing is that, at €500, it's a much cheaper option on the A4 than on the TT.
That doesn't mean options are cheap, though. For instance, MMI Navigation can cost as much as €2,700 with the biggest touchscreen display, while the Matrix LED headlights cost €1,900.