2.0L TFSI I-4 turbo 211 hp (A4)

+ Small package, massive potential

- Mileage always can be better

= 4-cyl. benchmark

3.0L V-6 TDI 225 hp (Q7 TDI)

+ Diesel works well in big CUV

- Specs clobbered by BMW diesel

= Moves like stampeding buffalo

3.0L TFSI V-6 333 hp (S4)

+ 24 mpg in 4.9 seconds

- Exhaust note needs more spice

Special Report

Ward’s 10 Best Engines

= Don’t even miss the V-8