We’re big fans of the new Audi RS4 Avant. The design is subtly improved on the old version, with a touch more aggressiveness that doesn’t go amiss. While the V8 has gone, the 2.9 litre twin turbo V6 still packs a hell of a lot of punch – 444bhp, and an absolutely massive 600Nm of torque. 0-62mph takes just about 4 seconds on the dot and the 8-speed paddle shift gives it a sporty all-weather feel.

Cash alternative
444 bhp
0-62mph 4.1 seconds