Audi has revealed the heavily revised A4 family, headlined by an updated design and a comprehensive technology upgrade.
Outside, the design team in Ingolstadt has taken clear inspiration from the new A6. There are new headlights (LED across the range) and a fresh interpretation of Audi's corporate grille, along with tweaked air intakes and detailing on the bumper.
The wheel arches have been swollen slightly, and there are sharper lines on the flanks as a throwback to Quattro legends past.
Down back, the taillights could have been nicked directly from the new A6. They carry a different LED signature than the outgoing model, working with new detailing in the lower bumpers to create a fresher look that's more in keeping with the wider Audi range.
Three exterior lines will be offered (basic, advanced and S line) and there are 12 colour options, including a new Terra Grey.
The changes are arguably more significant in the cabin, where the ageing version of MMI from the old A4 has been subbed for the latest iteration. There's a new 10.1-inch infotainment display standing proud of the dashboard, relying on touch inputs instead of a transmission-tunnel mounted rotary controller.
Audi says the voice control now does better with natural voice inputs, and the system itself supports the car-to-X communication being rolled out across Europe. In some areas, cars will be able to anticipate when traffic lights turn red and advise the driver, telling them what speed to maintain in order to coast right on through.
The clever Virtual Cockpit instruments carry over, though have been updated with a new look and are available in several guises. Analogue dials are standard fit in Europe, though. Australian pricing and specs haven't been announced, but that could be the case here as well.
At launch in Europe, a range of six turbocharged engines will be offered, starting with the four-cylinder 35 TFSI running through to the S4 TDI and its V6 turbo-diesel. Mild-hybrid tech has spread to three of the six engines on offer, helping shave around 0.3L/100km from their claimed consumption figures.
Powertrains in the S4 and S4 Avant appear to be unchanged, which means you get 260kW and 500Nm from a 3.0-litre displacement in the petrol model, and the same 255kW and 700Nm announced two weeks ago in the S4 TDI.
The new A4 will touch down locally in the first half of 2020. Pricing and specification details will be announced closer to launch.
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