Popular and cost effective A4 SE Technik models now feature an even more extensive standard equipment list. Available for all A4 Saloon and Avant models equipped with a four-cylinder engine, the SE Technik specification takes the more familiar SE trim level as its foundation. 

To this, it has until now added Milano leather upholstery, hard disk-based MMI navigation plus, Audi Music Interface (AMI) iPod connection and the Audi parking system plus with front and rear visual and acoustic guidance. Now, it also brings an exterior upgrade to 18-inch, ten-spoke ‘exclusive design’ alloy wheels (from 17-inch five-spoke wheels), and includes metallic paint. 

Equally importantly, the newly enhanced option carries a revised premium of £1,000 – a reduction of £350 from the original price, despite the increase in equipment. As a result, the SE Technik option represents a customer saving of £3,025 compared with the cost of specifying the various items individually.

The underlying SE specification for the A4 includes three-zone climate control, cruise control, a Bluetooth phone interface, the Audi Concert audio system incorporating digital radio reception linked to a 6.5-inch colour display, sensors for headlights, wipers and reverse parking and split/folding rear seats. Avant models also feature powered tailgate operation.

It is possible to combine SE Technik specification with a choice of three turbo charged petrol units and three TDI diesels in the A4 Saloon and Avant range. The petrol line-up includes 120PS and 170PS versions of the 1.8-litre TFSI, and the 2.0-litre TFSI, which has just received a power boost from 211PS to 225PS. Like the 1.8-litre TFSI 170PS, this unit has benefited from revisions which enable it to comply with forthcoming 2014 EU6 emissions limits.