Very early days, but I'm please with my choice of engine. I did not have the chance to drive an A4 with the 218 engine as so few around so it was a bit of a gamble. I had tried a 272 and this gave me confidence in the smoothness and economy. So far compared to my previous A3 its noticeably quieter and quicker. Engine is very smooth and does not seem any slower than my old A4 240ps which is a relief. I'm getting around 40mpg on lots of short journey, will see what it does on my journey to work next week. Tech wise I'm loving the head up display and the virtual cockpit. Central display is mostly redundant and I have so far turned it off unless I have a passenger. This is the first car I've driven with matrix LED and they really work, though so far I'm still manually dipping them. Some pics from the midnight pickup and out in the sunshine.