Audi A4, which model?

eireann10

Well-known Member
Hi all

My wives car has come to its end so i will be giving her my car and im looking at buying a 2016 Audi A4 2L, Will have around £18k to spend / blow.

Anyone any suggestion which model would be the best, S Line, Ultra, Sport etc.

Or any other suggestions?
 

duffbeerdrinker

Distinguished Member
Best is a very subjective word. It depends what features you need and whether you prefer the softer suspension in the standard model.
I had a 2016 A4 S-Line for a while and it was pretty good.
 

eireann10

Well-known Member
thanks

been mostly looking at this model,anyone on here have one?

2016 Audi A4 2.0 TDI S Line 4dr S Tronic
 

duffbeerdrinker

Distinguished Member
thanks

been mostly looking at this model,anyone on here have one?

2016 Audi A4 2.0 TDI S Line 4dr S Tronic

My A4 was the same spec but I went for the Avant rather than the 4 door.
The car handles well but the gearbox had some weird issues and the entertainment system was very flakey.
Mine had a couple of software updates during the time I had it. Maybe things have been improved recently.

Edit - I just remembered about the fuel tank and ad blue tank issues.
When I ordered mine there was an option to increase the fuel tank from the standard 40l to 54l and increase the standard ad blue tank from 6l to 10l (or something like that).
Make sure you get one with the larger fuel tank because 40l is pathetic for a car of this size.
 

eireann10

Well-known Member
@duffbeerdrinker Thanks, never thought or looked at the tank size, looked through loads again and they are all 40L, the main one im interested in has a 54L tank though.

sorry, what do you mean @zeppelino
 

duffbeerdrinker

Distinguished Member
@duffbeerdrinker Thanks, never thought or looked at the tank size, looked through loads again and they are all 40L, the main one im interested in has a 54L tank though.[/USER]

I think most people missed the option to increase the fuel tank to a normal size. It was an FOC option so there was no reason not to tick the box for both tanks.

The 2016 2.0 TDI was either 150ps or 190ps. Neither is particularly quick but the 190 is a little bit more powerful. Easy way to tell the difference is the 190 has 2 exhausts and the 150 only has 1.

The Hold Assist feature is very useful with the S-Tronic gearbox. It was not standard spec in 2016 so it's worth looking out for that too.
 

eireann10

Well-known Member
I think most people missed the option to increase the fuel tank to a normal size. It was an FOC option so there was no reason not to tick the box for both tanks.

The 2016 2.0 TDI was either 150ps or 190ps. Neither is particularly quick but the 190 is a little bit more powerful. Easy way to tell the difference is the 190 has 2 exhausts and the 150 only has 1.

The Hold Assist feature is very useful with the S-Tronic gearbox. It was not standard spec in 2016 so it's worth looking out for that too.

Aye, seems a bit silly not to increase the tank size, but maybe wasnt pushed at the time.

I have been mainly looking at the 187bhp A4's, i have been driving a 105bhp so im sure id notice a big difference?

Looking further the car i was interested in was the 148bhp version and although it had a few extras it didnt have parking sensors which id like to have.

Thanks again for the pointers on what to look out for.
 

zeppelino

Distinguished Member
Really depends on what car the 105bhp engine is in, and whether it’s diesel or petrol.

You can always go for a 150 and get it remapped to release more power.

Surprised at lack of parking sensors. I’d be looking for them too.
 

zeppelino

Distinguished Member
Personally I prefer the white one. The interior has a bit more about it, it’s a bit less somber.

But it is manual...
 

eireann10

Well-known Member
Personally I prefer the white one. The interior has a bit more about it, it’s a bit less somber.

But it is manual...

My thoughts exactly, although id like a automatic again ive only ever driven a manual so its not a deal breaker.

I dont neccesarily have to go with a A4, do you think a A6 or A5 would be a better option, or should i look at a different car altogether.
 

zeppelino

Distinguished Member
It’s a very personal thing, really. You have the usual suspects - bmw 3 series, C Class. Then left field choices, Lexus (I forget model number) and Volvo S60.

Me? I like the Volvo as it’s a rarer sight than the usual suspects.

You can’t really go wrong once you’re looking at well serviced cars, especially with a guarantee.
 

Harkon321

Well-known Member
If you're only doing 8k, may I suggest an older RS4 with the V8? :clap:
 

Harkon321

Well-known Member
When my commute in my Mk5 Golf Tdi was reduced from 45 min each way to 10 min each way I had two sensible decisions.

Keep the golf and pocket the fuel savings.
Sell the golf and cycle to work.

so obviously, I sold the Golf Tdi and bought a Mk5 R32 instead(whilst I still had my VX220, pictured left)

I then decided it was sensible to sell both, as neither got huge amounts of use - and bought a modified Audi TTRS.
 

zeppelino

Distinguished Member
Problem with low mileage and diesels is having to babysit the DPF.

Given the low mileage a 2l petrol turbo should be considered.
 

eireann10

Well-known Member
Problem with low mileage and diesels is having to babysit the DPF.

Given the low mileage a 2l petrol turbo should be considered.

Will do, dont really know why i always have driven a diesel, just habit really, will have a look at petrol turbos.

I know there are more sensible options for me but i just always loved and wanted a decent Audi, not i can i think i might just do it, like all my buying / shopping etc i can be easily talked out of something as i am useless when it comes to biting the bullet on buys, especially in an area im not totally sure about, if i know what im talking about and know what i want, ill buy it straight away.
 

zeppelino

Distinguished Member
I think there’s even a 1.4 turbo in the A4. If memory serves me well it put out 140-150bhp and decent enough torque.

Years ago turbo petrols were very rare and prone to overheating, and not very efficient. It’s all moved on significantly. Diesel always had the perception of being better but obviously Dieselgate and the progress with petrol engines has helped to change things.

More and more ranges being released without diesel now.
 

Inked

Distinguished Member
I’ve had 3 Audi TDI models (A4 2.0 170ps, A5 2.0 177ps, and currently an A4 3.0 272ps) since 2011 and in that time have had an average mileage of 6500 with no DPF issues.

Low mileage isn’t an issue, lots of short journeys is. Just make sure and give it a good blast once in a while

I’m sure the 190ps engine would be very nice to drive, I wouldn’t go for the lower power models of an A4.
 

The latest video from AVForums

Star Wars Andor, Woman King, more Star Trek 4K, Rings of Power & the latest TV, movies & 4K releases
Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Latest News

Sonus faber unveils new flagship Arena speaker series
  • By Ian Collen
  • Published
Sharp showcases its upcoming 4K TV and audio line-up
  • By Ian Collen
  • Published
HiFi Rose announces all-in-one RS520 audio streamer
  • By Ian Collen
  • Published
What's new on Netflix (UK) for October 2022
  • By Ian Collen
  • Published

Full fat HDMI teeshirts

Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom