This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Audi A4 Saloon review.

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 30 - 68 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
Audi A4 used review and buying guide (2008) driving

Values undercut equivalent models from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, and the A4 offers higher levels of standard equipment. All engines are frugal given their power outputs, although there is no answer to the clever fuel-saving Efficient Dynamics technology offered by BMW at the time. Audi A4 running costs are helped by strong resale values, particularly on diesel models, although servicing tends to be expensive although you can cut it down by using an independent specialist.

The four-cylinder engines in the Audi A4 offer significantly better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions than the versions used in the previous model. The Audi A4 emissions reduction meant the whole range had strong eco-credentials, particularly the 2.0 TDIe which emitted just 120g/km and will average an impressive 61mpg making it the most efficient in the range. Today that still equates to reasonably low tax rates.

The Audi A4 reliability record is average at best, but can be helped if the previous owner was meticulous with their servicing. Audi dealers do perform well when responding to problems or complaints.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £360
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 19 - 40
How much is it to insure?