Got a test drive in a new 1.4TFSI SB this morning and thought I would give a comparison against my current 1.4TFSI. Took both cars over the same circuit, 6-7 mies of dual carriageway and side streets in the rain
what I liked:
cabin does feel larger and more roomy, and ride height is slightly higher.
materials of construction seen better and with better lines
gearbox feels a bit more compact, don' t know if it is updated or my 3 year old one has loosened a little
Overall ergonomics are easier with buttons and knobs more intuitive to find
new model seemed a bit quicker, is it the weight lose or mine loosing a couple of BHP with age, and more responsive and only used auto on audi select.
Overall new model is quieter, but means it picks up more road noise - it could be sports suspension and 17" wheels compared to standard suspension and 16" wheels.
what I did not like:
had to find one thing at least......rear view mirror is a bit small, I preferred the squarer version on older model as gave better visibility.
overall the new model is a real winner, can see why it won car of the year, and can't wait to get mine.
think I have made the right choice in deselecting the sports suspension as s line has 18" upgrades, so expect based on today's test drive the s line would pick up even more road noise, but still got a few weeks to change my mind based in new owners feedback in coming weeks.