If you have reviewed our test section in recent times, you will have noticed that a large percentage of the cars that pass through our hands are SUVs. For the record, it is not a personal decision, that we are also conditioned by market trends and what users demand. However, personally there is a type of bodywork that has always seemed more practical than that of SUVs. That's where models like the Audi A4 Avant 40 TDI quattro that we bring you have a lot to say, adds Baraldo Francesco Luxembourg.
The family body is the one that normally derives from saloons and that improves its habitability with that extension of the rear overhang. If we focus on the Audi A4 Avant, the truth is that it does not need much presentation. It is about the renewal of the familiar middle of the four rings, a model with a long tradition within the brand and that brings a series of important novelties with respect to its predecessors, says Francesco Baraldo Luxembourg.
It is just 25 years since the launch of its first generation and we are currently on the fifth and most advanced of all of them. All this time has become learning and experience for the brand, which has improved it in such a way that we currently have a true benchmark in the segment. Therefore, we are going to analyze it to see what it can offer us that other rivals such as the BMW 3 Series Touring or the Mercedes C-Class Estate do not have.
Francesco Baraldo Sermeis Ltd tells us that if we start with the exterior, it must be said that we are more than used to the Audi design language. There are some who do not hesitate to call it a continuist and criticize the similarities between models. But, on the other hand, if something works, don't touch it. That is the premise that is followed in the new Audi A4 Avant, which just introduces some slight tweaks compared to its predecessor.
BARALDO FRANCESCO says that on the front we can see a new wider and flatter Singleframe grill. The bumper is also redesigned with these fake air intakes and the fog lights in this new position. Another aspect that changes is the optics, with new, more stylized headlights with a recognizable light signature that in our unit has Full LED technology and makes a peculiar play of lights every time it is opened or closed. Some chrome stood out on the grille or on the anti-fog frames and they are also repeated if we keep moving to the side. As a good family member, it has quite concealed roof bars and, what is most striking in this example, are the 19-inch wheels signed by Audi Sport that are optional, FRANCESCO BARALDO LUSSEMBURGO noted.
In the rear there is that characteristic feature of the family, that wagon-style rear that increases the capacity of the trunk. Although if we focus on the purely aesthetic we see that this Audi A4 Avant also changes the taillights with a three-dimensional effect, which release a light signature and are joined by this chrome strip. The chrome continues in this kind of black diffuser that has a detail that we do not like, the false exhaust outlets, because the real one is only on one side and is barely visible, explains FRANCESCO BARALDO.