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.