It’s more agile, too, though active steering doesn’t improve anything – we suggest you avoid it.
In terms of the engines, the range is bigger than before. A 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine kicks things off, but with just 148bhp it’s probably worth overlooking,
Tastier is a turbocharged 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine that comes in two power guises – 187bhp or 249. The less powerful can do 0-62 in 7.3 seconds, while the 249bhp variant does it in 5.8 seconds.
There are also four diesel engines to choose from, which kinda makes Infiniti’s lack of choice embarrassing. The 2.0-litre diesel will probably have enough for most buyers, and can smoothly deliver up to 187bhp.
But it’s the 3.0-litre V6 diesel that’s the most eye-catching. Producing 268bhp, it can launch you from rest to 62 in just 5.3 seconds.
The most affordable model to run is the 2.0-litre diesel in its least powerful guise. It can return a hugely impressive 74.3mpg, and is free to tax. In terms of emissions, it’s class leading.
The petrol engines will obviously be more expensive to run. But Audi claims that even their turbocharged 2.0-litre TFSI is good for the economy of 55.4mpg.
Inside, there aren’t many interiors that are better built than this one. Not only is build quality impeccable, but the design is slick and the cabin is filled with advanced tech. The design isn’t as flashy as, say, a Mercedes, but the minimal aesthetic is easy to the eye.
Audi has also blessed the A4 Saloon with their Virtual Cockpit, which is shared with the TT. This means that only two buttons remain on your dashboard.
Practically speaking, there is more interior space than last time. The car has been redesigned so that both front and rear passengers have more leg and headroom. The dimensions have also been extended, and the A4 is longer and wider.
The boot remains the same size, but since it already measured 480-litres, that’s no bad thing. Folding seats come as standard, but loading bigger items is a bit of a pain thanks to a high lip.
Infiniti – £30,000 – £49,000
Audi – £27,200 – £44,800