AUDI A4 SALOON 45 TFSI 265 Quattro Black Edition 4dr S Tronic Lease Deals | Fulton Vehicle Leasing
Fulton Vehicle Leasing

AUDI A4 SALOON

45 TFSI 265 Quattro Black Edition 4dr S Tronic

Get A Quote

Fetching your price

* An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contract mileage. This will be detailed on your order form

Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions175.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed155mph

Driver Convenience

  • 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
  • Rear view camera
  • Voice control system

Entertainment

  • 2 USB charging ports
  • 8 passive loudspeakers
  • DAB digital radio reception

Exterior Features

  • 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
  • Privacy glass
  • 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

  • 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

Packs

  • 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

  • 58 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

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    175
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    178
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    175

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1984
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Engine Code
    8WCCAYWC3
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears
    7 SPEED
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    7.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    7.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    7.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    36.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    36.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    36.7

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    265
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    TFSI 265 Quattro
  • Coin Series
    Black Edition
  • Generation Mark
    5
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    35E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • 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)
    5.5
  • Engine Power - BHP
    265
  • Engine Power - KW
    195
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5250
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    273
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    37.7
  • Engine Torque - NM
    370
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1600
  • Top Speed
    155

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 FLAG DESIGN
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1431
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4762
  • Wheelbase
    2820
  • Width
    Not Available
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2022

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    58
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2135
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    460
  • Max. Loading Weight
    565
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1900
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1570
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.6

Audi's A4 has sharpened up its act a little in the face of tough competition from BMW's 3 Series, Mercedes' C-Class and the Jaguar XE in the image-conscious compact executive sector. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Audi knows a thing or two about mid-sized family cars with a prestigious feel, compact executive contenders like this A4. This model, along with BMW's 3 Series, has driven huge growth in that compact executive segment, vanquishing Mercedes' C-Class in the process. Today though, things are different. The C-Class has been rejuvenated into a much stronger proposition, the 3 Series range has been rejuvenated and very accomplished class rivals have arrived in the form of Jaguar's XE and Alfa Romeo's Giulia. This improved version of the MK5 model A4 is Audi's response. What we have here is a car that's sleeker and cleverer than it's ever been - and it makes increasing use of the brand's sophisticated mild hybrid engine technology. As a result, this Audi is inevitably more efficient too, with tax-beating CO2 WLTP-rated figures now promised on the most frugal diesel models. Inside, we're promised the classiest cabin in the segment - and one of the most technologically advanced. Plus, as usual, there's the option of quattro 4WD and either saloon or Avant estate bodystyles.

Driving Experience

Audi is gradually introducing its mild hybrid 48-volt technology across the four and six cylinder petrol and diesel engines in the A4 line-up. Their power outputs range from 150PS to 347PS - from the Audi A4 35 TFSI up to the Audi S4 TDI, that S4 now featuring diesel power for the first time. Audi obviously sees more of a future for diesel than some of its rivals; the brand continuing to include a couple of TDI units in its line-up, the 35 TDI with 163PS and the 40 TDI with 204PS. As before, the A4 differs from its BMW 3 Series rival in its use of front wheel drive for most models. Also as before though, quattro 4WD is optional - and standard on the top V6 variants. The A4 has always struck an appealing balance between handling and comfort and with this MK5 model, the Ingolstadt engineers sought to improve its credentials still further by developing a sophisticated five-link suspension system. Optional adjustable shock absorbers with 'sports' and 'comfort' modes will enable owners to get the most from this and a dynamic steering system is another extra cost feature that'll reward those who like their driving. Both features can be controlled through the standard Audi drive select driving-dynamics system, which alters throttle response and auto gearshift timings in its most basic form. Talking of auto gearshifts, most variants standardise the seven speed dual clutch 'S tronic' unit that claims to be able to improve both performance and fuel consumption.

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

Prices have inevitably risen slightly, but still occupy much the same bracket as before, so expect to be paying somewhere between £33,000 and £42,000 for most models, with a premium of £1,400 for the Avant estate bodystyle. At the base of the range, a six-speed manual gearbox is offered but most variants feature a seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic set-up. Standard equipment is pretty complete across the line-up. All trim levels include alloy wheels of at least 17-inches in size, full-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, the 'Audi smartphone' interface, the 'Audi drive select' driving dynamics system, three-zone climate control, the 'Virtual Cockpit' instrument screen and a 10.1-inch colour MMI infotainment monitor. We'd want to look at a couple of key options. The 'Audi phone box' connects smartphones to the on-board antenna and charges them. Meanwhile, for discerning hi-fi fans, a Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System with innovative 3D sound is available. As for safety, well along with the usual airbags and electronic safety nets such as ABS and stability control, there's optional active lane assist, a rear cross traffic alert, collision avoidance assist plus a cruise control system that assists with tiresome traffic-jams.

Cost of Ownership

Running costs are of course a vital consideration in this segment and this A4 offers some impressive WLTP-rated numbers thanks to this generation model's weight reductions and that sleeker shape. The volume 2.0 TDI 150PS '35 TDI' diesel variant delivers best-in-class readings of up to 65.7mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 114g/km. Opt for the pokier 2.0 TDI 190PS '40 TDI' variant and the figures become up to 62.8mpg and 118g/km, so there's no huge penalty for the extra performance. The 1.4-litre 150PS '35 TFSI' petrol engine manages up to 48.7mpg on the combined cycle and up to 133g/km of CO2. Also deserving of a special mention is the 2.0-litre '40 TFSI' petrol engine with 190PS. It manages up to 47.9mpg and slashes CO2 output to as little as 136g/km through the use of a smart combustion process developed using the familiar Miller cycle as its basis, and will be notable for its ability to deliver optimal response across the entire engine speed range. 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

Audi has spent nearly a quarter of a century perfecting its A4 - and that really shows in the improved version of this fifth generation model. It's a spacious, classy car that's very composed to drive and is fully conversant with the kind of hi-tech design and faultless cabin quality that its target junior executive market likes to expect. So it stacks up in the showroom just as well as it does on the balance sheet, with running cost returns that with most engines will make it your company accountant's go-to choice. Even more than before, this A4 feels like a car that's been lovingly and very carefully considered. The depth of engineering and the thought that's gone into the tiniest details combine to further enhance the warm fuzzy feeling that's charmed Audi customers for years. If you're one of those people, then you'll like this car very much. And even if you're not, you'll find it hard not to be impressed by way it systematically ticks almost every box on the compact executive market wish list. It's very thorough. And very Audi.

Get a Quote

Leave a comment?

Similar Deals

KIA STINGER GRAN TURISMO

3.3 T-GDi 361 GT S 5dr Auto

From £404.11 (exc VAT)

MAZDA MAZDA3 SALOON

2.0 e-Skyactiv-X MHEV [186] GT Sport 4dr Auto

From £258.59 (exc VAT)

VOLVO S60 SALOON

2.0 B5P Plus Dark 4dr Auto

From £546.04 (exc VAT)

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS AMG SALOON

C43 4Matic Premium 4dr 9G-Tronic

From £689.77 (exc VAT)

Get the latest leasing deals in your inbox