Last year Audi sold 345,000 A4s, with the current generation having been on sale since 2015. So, for 2019 Audi has decided to give its popular executive car a mid-life facelift. Here are the new features that will be available with the new A4.
The new A4 now features full LED technology as standard, whilst newly-styled headlights help keep the design looking fresh. The front has a larger and flatter ‘singleframe’ grille, while the redesigned bumpers help the A4 look wider than before. New lighting signatures also appear at the front and rear, along with new accents, which vary depending on the trim selected.
A new infotainment system called MIB 3 is operated using a new 10.1-inch high resolution touchscreen. The rotary/push-button control has also been replaced completely by the touchscreen, which also features acoustic feedback.
In all versions, the Audi connect infotainment service is installed for three years. It brings a wide range of web-based features, including up-to-the-minute news, Google Earth mapping, Street View and flight, weather, traffic and fuel pricing information.
The virtual cockpit plus is now a standard feature across the A4 range as well. Featuring a 12.3-inch display, it’s one of the few cars in its class to come with a digital dial setup as standard.
A selection of four and six-cylinder engines will be available at launch for the new A4. Three engines will feature mild-hybrid technology which helps to recoup lost energy from deceleration. In turn, this helps to reduce fuel consumption. Two more engine variants will follow featuring this technology.
For the sporty S4 variant in the range, both saloon and Avant (estate) body styles will feature a V6 diesel engine for the first time - replacing a 3.0-litre TFSI petrol unit. The S4 features a 3.0-litre turbo diesel producing a massive 700Nm of torque, whilst producing 347bhp. This allows the S4 to sprint from 0-60mph in just 4.8 seconds - whilst reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.
The S4 range will consist of standard S4, Black Edition and Vorsprung. S variants will feature adaptive suspension with damping control - while the Vorsprung gets an upgraded all-wheel-drive system with a sport differential acting onto the rear wheels.
New trim levels
Adding to the updated A4 are two new trim levels - Technik and Vorsprung. These sit either end of the A4 range, meaning the Technik is the new entry-level version and the Vorspung is the new range-topper.
Sandwiched between these is the staple Audi trim levels - Sport, S line and Black Edition. In a bid to make the A4 more affordable, Audi is introducing two new less-powerful 2.0-litre units, which join the already comprehensive list of engines.