The new Audi A4 Avant is more economical, more refined and more practical than its predecessor. It’s quick, too, if you choose the range-topping 3.0 TDI that we tested.

As well as being powerful, this model has Audi’s Quattro four-wheel-drive system to make the most of that performance whatever the weather.

But what tow car ability does this Audi have? It’s fast, but there’s more to towing than loads of power. Is the A4 stable and practical enough to justify its price?