The apparent modifications are on the outside. The entrance fascia is extra aggressive with a model of the company hexagonal grille. The headlights are extra angular on the grille aspect, and so they obtain aggressive LED daytime working lights that seem like offended eyebrows. Alongside the flanks there are extra exaggerated creases over the wheel arches, one other cue borrowed from bigger Audis. The brand new taillights’ trendy LED components replicate the entrance design.
The inside is usually unchanged from the earlier mannequin, nevertheless it does get a brand new infotainment system. The previous Audi interface with an enormous rotary knob is gone in favor of a touchscreen. The display does characteristic audible suggestions. It additionally seems to have the same format to the dual-screen system in bigger Audis.
Underneath the hood, there shall be six turbocharged engines out there globally together with each gasoline and diesel choices. Three transmissions shall be provided worldwide, too, together with a six-speed handbook, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an eight-speed standard automated. One of many engines is an fascinating 3.0-liter V6 diesel for the S4 TDI. It makes 341 horsepower, 516 pound-feet of torque and does so with an electrically-driven supercharger. That is made doable with a 48-volt electrical system that additionally operates a belt-driven starter/alternator that makes it a mild-hybrid.
Audi hasn’t mentioned what powertrains shall be out there within the U.S., however we count on not one of the diesels shall be provided. Doubtless the common A4 will proceed to make use of a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with comparable energy to the present mannequin (188 to 248 horsepower), whereas the S4 will seemingly proceed to make use of a model of its turbocharged 3.0-liter gas-powered V6 with a minimum of 349 horsepower. And since Audi already discontinued the handbook transmission for the present A4, the U.S. will most likely solely get the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission within the A4 and the eight-speed automated within the S4.
The brand new A4 shall be out there for ordering in Europe subsequent month with deliveries coming this fall. U.S. availability and pricing have but to be introduced, however it’ll most likely be on sale later this 12 months. Pricing will seemingly be much like the present mannequin at simply over $40,000.