2008 Audi A4 B8 2.0 TDI | RPMGO Test Drive section

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I think I had almost the perfect version for me, with some optional features that, even though they’re not required, make the experience better and more interesting. The base price for our 143 hp 2.0 liter TDI version, with a six-speed manual gear box is 24,000 euro (29,600 with VAT) and comes with standard features like frontal airbags with seat position memory, side aibargs, ESP, electric windows, automatic air-conditioning (3 zones), 16 inch steel rims, exterior heated electric mirrors, “micrometalic platin” interior ornaments, central shut-down remote control and height/depth adjustable wheel (4 spokes design).

The version we drove to Geneva was 5,500 euro more expensive and, beside the metallic silver color which costs a couple hundred euro alone, it came with Audi parking system, Audi Soundsystem, dashboard computer with color display, Cruise control, outside aluminum mirrors, Radio Concert, heated front seats with lombar support, electric adjustable driver’s seat, Servotronic, foldable back seats, sport suspensions, multifunctional leather-finished 3-spokes sport wheel. The final price was around 30,000 Euros (36,000 including VAT). Might be a little too expensive, but the car is definitely worth every single cent.

On the road the car behaves extremely well, you feel that you’re in control the whole time, even when sudden maneuvers are required. I’m not a fan of diesel cars, I haven’t driven many and I don’t like to, but in the end it was ok. We drove about 5000 km (3100 miles), out of which more than 3500 km (2100 miles) were on the highway, another 1000 km (600 miles) on national roads and the rest in the city, and the average fuel consumption was somewhere around 7.8-8 liters per 100 km. To be honest, that’s a bit more than we were expecting from a diesel, but still, these are decent numbers.

As for the car’s dimensions, the new A4 is much bigger than the previous generation, coming closer to A6’s size. Which means more space inside, but also more trouble when trying to find a parking spot. Especially in Geneva, which is a pretty small town, with even fewer parking spots and where people park very tight, it was pretty difficult to find a spot close to where we stayed. A couple of times we even had to drive a few times around the block to find a place to park the car.

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