Ignoring its direct rivals and looking instead to other fast four-wheel-drive options in the hot hatchback and saloon categories, it looks even pricier still.
And yet, for what you’re getting on a bang-for-your-buck basis, it’s very hard to argue that £52,000 isn’t a very competitive price.
And Audi is far from mean with the car’s standard equipment level, giving you 19in alloys, heated nappa leather, Audi Connect wi-fi and connectivity and Virtual Cockpit as standard.
With a wealth of optional extras, we would advise adding the 20in alloys, Matrix LED headlights, Dynamic pack, carbonfibre fascia inlays and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. Granted these additions will set you back an additional £5315.