The range goes across three powerful diesel engines and one 3.0-litre TFSI Quattro petrol engine to choose from. The petrol engine drives well, with excellent grip but the standard 3.0-litre TDi Diesel engine is a sportier run which returns a surprising 55mpg.
The 3.0-litre BiTD Quattro Tiptronic SE model makes short work of the benchmark sprint time and can complete it in 5.1 seconds. The powerful diesel engine is quite frugal achieving 44.8mpg and emits CO2 166g/km.
The engines get progressively more powerful, through to the turbocharged V8 Sportback model - all of which can be test driven - but even the lowest powered diesel model offers smooth handling and performance.