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New A4(B8) Avant

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Anyone know when the dealers are supposed to be getting the Avant demo cars in? Also when is the likely announcement going to be for S-Tronic availabilty on the A4 range?

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Demo's are due late July/August. S-tronic is still quite a way off I'm afriad :(

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I tried one yesterday. This is in France and it was an 2.0D Ambition Luxe (top of the range) with multitronic box, dark grey/blue with light leather interior and panoramic sunroof. I could have got 10% off because it was a demo model but would have to wait 3 months to take delivery because that's when normal deliveries are scheduled to start.

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I saw one up here in Scotland the other day. Thought they were on general release.

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Eeek my A3 needs to be replaced at the end of January. Is the Avant S-Line, S-Tronic going to be available for me to order for delivery by then?

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There are tons of A4 avants at my local dealer, was there on Saturday. Not sure about S-Tronic though...

Chas

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B8 Avants, Chas?

Yep. A couple in the showroom, and a fair few outside... I saw a couple of 3.0TDi Quattros (from the back so knew what engine they had, other than that they could have been any!)

Chas

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other than that they could have been any

That wouldn't be because they're all a little bit bland then, could it?

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That wouldn't be because they're all a little bit bland then, could it?

Possibly... maybe we think they are bland because they are not radically different from the B7 - they are nice looking cars, but as you say, could be a tad bland

Chas

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I don't think they look like any kind of progress at all. Yes, the B6 looked a lot like the B5, but there's no real reason for anyone to go to a B8 from a B7 that I can see, and when you look at the 3 series, C class or Lexus, they're possibly better options.

If only they'd added more of the flair of the A5...

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Avant is at your local dealer on saturday fellas

They've been at dealers since last weekend! +++

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They've been at dealers since last weekend! +++

Oooo - get you Mr Factually Correct :P

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Argghhh I've got loads to do this weekend, now I've got to fit in a trip to Audi as well +++

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Went to look at new Audi A4 Avant today and have to say that the sticker price of £44995 was ridiculous. the car looked bland and actually think audi have made a poor attempt at this. Seemed like they had tried to make it look more like a coupe than an estate. Sat in it and it felt like i had far too many switchs, also felt very cramped. The seats were however very comfortable, far comfier then my 3 series. But me and the missus walked out of the showroom muttering, £44k for that, £44k for that over and over.... i just don't know how they justify it. Surely that is S5 area. It was 3.0TDI so i suppose top engine and probably had every extra going as well but still £44k!!

Matt

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£44K :eek:

That must have been the highest spec 3.0TDI in the history of mankind!

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I would think and hope so, not joking there were more switchs in that car then in microsofts headquarters (probably) lol.

Matt

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I can't even think what extras would be on the thing to make it that much. Feck, my fairly well loaded S4 was only just over £40K new!

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It'll be the comfort / climated controlled seats, don't they add about 5K on their own, then add DVD Sat Nav+ another 2K, the dynamic ride control thingy is like another 2-3K so there's almost £10K.

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I would think it's easy to get well over 10K's worth of extras on an A4. I reached £9,600 on a well specc'ed A6 I was considering last year...

But cos I can here's a Froggy spec New A4 Avant

3.0 TDI quattro 240PS 6-speed manual - S Line OTR - £33,600.00

Options:

Paint £550

Climate Seats £3940

Drive Select - Full Package £1300

B & O Sound System £525

DAB Radio £300

AMI £200

Sat Nav Plus £1975

Phone Prep - High £650

Audi Parking system Advanced £1050

Side Assist £450

Lane Assist £450

Adaptive Lights £325

Advanced Key £495

Storage Pack £100

Electric rear blind £235

Adaptive Cruise Control £1100

Interior Light pack £165

Reversible load mat £85

Load Area rail system £150

Total Options £14,045

Total OTR Price £47,645

And I left out the voice control :rolleyes: ....

Even if you remove the climate seats and substitute normal leather (£1,200) it still comes out at £11,305 making a ticket price of £44,905 - Bargain ;)

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I can't even think what extras would be on the thing to make it that much. Feck, my fairly well loaded S4 was only just over £40K new!

That's the problem, once you are used to an S4 with all the kit its hard to go back. I wondered about a 3.0 diesel estate and was up over £40k easily. Hence keeping the S4 - five years old, worth £13k to the trade, only 50k miles so keep it a couple more years.

FWIW dealers have said to me that the offset clutch is a problem.

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