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Audi A4 2.0 TDI SE: Comparison against BMW 320d SE and Mercedes C220 CDI SE and Ford Mondeo

Audi A4
We found an interesting comparison of the new Audi A4 2.0 TDI SE against the BMW 320d SE, Mercedes C220 CDI SE and Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Titanium X (who the heck put that into there?). The winner? Well, no surprise.

The saloon shares its front-end styling with the A5 coupé, and its sharp lines have a taut, strong look. This feeling of solidity is more than an illusion, as proved by the A4’s tight shut lines and firm-closing doors.

Inside, the sense of luxury and attention to detail continues; it’s similar to Audi’s top-of-the-range A8 limo. The layout, quality and feel of the cabin is smarter than any rival’s.

The thing is, you would expect an Audi to have great cabin quality. But as the latest TT and R8 supercar prove, the firm is gaining a reputation for creating cars that offer involving handling, too.

And dynamically, the new A4 is a revelation. The front axle has been moved forward by 154mm and the steering rack now sits beneath it, while the body is five per cent stiffer, too.

As a result, the driving experience has been transformed. The new car seems so much more grown-up; it has better body control than any of its rivals and feels sure-footed in corners.

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Source: Auto Express