We expected more from the A4 than it has delivered, especially as Audi has gone to the expense of developing a new platform for it.
That this A4 doesn’t look so different from the previous generation is perhaps appropriate, then. And the flawed driving position is a disappointment.
Yet despite all of these criticisms, the A4 is an agreeable car, more so because it is civilised and very well put together.
But Audi’s efforts might have been better directed at polishing the car itself, rather than offering a cornucopia of options that the majority of owners will never see.