2019 Audi A4 Facelift Gets A New Look But Not Much Else

Audi has revealed the facelifted version of the 2019 A4 Sedan and Avant models, showcasing a refreshed design in line with the company’s latest products.

The changes are subtle as expected, with the 2019 Audi A4 featuring new bumpers with pentagonal contours and wheel designs, both in standard and S-Line forms.

The new front bumper also features separate openings in the air inlets that guide a portion of the airflow into the wheel housings. S Line-equipped models get a new front grille with slats in a 3D look, while a blade finishes off the lower part.

Other design differences include a pair of wide, trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes that replace the previous round ones, an RS rear spoiler on the A4 Avant and a new Turbo Blue paint finish.

The new S Line competition package adds things like Audi Sport 19-inch wheels, red brake calipers, sport suspension and LED headlights. Inside you get RS carbon inlays and black partial leather sport seats. As an option, customers can get S sport seats in Magma Red or in other colors.

Audi didn’t mention any technical differences, so the new 2019 A4 Sedan and Avant models keep their oily bits unchanged. That includes a really wide range of powertrain options, from a turbocharged 1.4-liter petrol TFSI to a 3.0-liter V6 TDI diesel, with versions running on CNG (compressed natural gas) sprinkled in between in Euro-spec models.

Pre-sales of the new 2019 Audi A4 Sedan and Avant will start in the third quarter of 2018.

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    Looks like i’m getting old, i can’t see any difference…
    P.S. Shame on you lazy bastards from audi…

    • xDRAN0x

      It looks like Cartman grinning

  • SteersUright

    Handsome car, stunning interior, easily best in class. Still, I’d likely never buy/lease one. Too boring a drive for me.

  • Spyder Hole Fantome

    Kinda boring… KIA looking interior.

    • Daniela Wolf

      That’s why Audi offers the best interiors in the whole premium class. 😛

    • big_will95

      LOL …What Kia model you talking about?😂 I need what you been smokin

    • Matthew Boyd

      Ha! I needed that laugh. Which Kia are you talking about though…?

  • big_will95

    They really didn’t need to do anything to it. Still looks pretty damn good compared to most cars in this segment IMO…

    • Nordschleife

      They really didn’t do anything to it so you have your wish.

      • So technically we should be able to apportion a bit of blame to @will_95LV for the laziness of Audi designers.

        • Nordschleife

          I hate to place blame but…maybe just a little. Lol.

  • Six_Tymes

    looks great, but ill never like the tacked look / style of nav screen. I wish car companies wouldn’t do that.

  • Infinite1

    Looks like Audi made the lower air dam and fog trims a bit more angular. The word “subtle” is being nice, let’s just say that they were lazy with this one and were focused their efforts on the SUVs like most manufacturers. I’m speculating of course. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2d59b9d5dc835ff5685fdc53306414e2f97e6d30c5110b1f3d10fb050e2c1823.jpg

    • botornot387

      totally not defending them because this was lazy, and makes me wonder if this is going to be tiered rollout of upgrades with an actual upgrade in another two years, but they might have been busy introducing the A6, A6 avant, A7, A8, Q8 and RS5 Sportback. Not too mention still suffering from dieselgate and the yet to launch e-tron

      • botornot387

        btw those aren’t fog lights, they are radar for the adaptive cruise, and will probably have tweaks if you don’t have this system.

        • Infinite1

          I stand corrected, thanks for the info. Didn’t know about the radar.

      • Infinite1

        That may have some truth to it though. It’s just most car manufacturers actually make changes to a mid life vehicle to which consumers can tell the difference. At this point, I’m not even holding my breath on the e-tron.

    • GE90man

      Reminds me of the ABT a4 kit

  • erly5

    This car is the epitome of dullness and this very minor update does nothing to alter that. Designers at Audi must all be on part-time contracts otherwise they’re getting overpaid!

    • Designers and the VW group might be a push, I’ve always speculated they have a stencil which from time to time they softern the sharper edges and either blow up or shrink the mould to produce the desired model; SUV ‘s and sedans alike.

      I actually think its ingenious.

  • Dalibor Milic

    unrecognizable … doesn’t look like old A4 at all …

  • Nihar

    I’m waiting for new colors for the A5 Sportback

  • Ermal Morina

    This is hardly a facelift.They didn’t even bother changing anything

    • wintergraan

      That’s only a smaller update for the new model year. The real facelift will be released next year 😉

  • lagunas3ca

    New wheel design as in the same wheel design as the 2013 RS5?

  • Nordschleife

    I get that your vehicles are timeless and all but without new headlights or taillights design/graphics or interior updates this looks like you just added a cosmetic package to the car. I keep trying to root for you Audi but sometimes you make it hard.


    nothing really changed inside, unlike 2012 A4

  • Puddingpopper

    I guess they didn’t want to fix those putrid headlights

  • wintergraan

    That’s not a real facelift, it’s just an update for the 2019 model year. From what I’ve heard the A4 will get an extensive facelift next year 😉

    • botornot387

      This is what I am thinking too. These are subtle tweaks till extensive changes are on the way bc this is carryover everything and their are new engines and drivetrains that are in the works ready to launch with the mild hybrid tech. This is probably just stop gap for the mid life C class, new S60 and new 3 series set to launch.

    • Merc1

      Then this is silly.


  • TheBelltower

    I’m looking forward to Audi moving past this design phase for all of their vehicles. This current generation is really mediocre.

  • S3XY

    Once again looks the same as every other Audi.

  • Vassilis

    Well, it’s elegant.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Let’s play Spot the Differences!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I know where the differences are but that does not excuse their laziness, and neither does the new paint.


  • dumblikeyou2

    There’s still people under the impression that Audi has the best interiors in the biz because there was a time when they did. That time has passed. Like way.

  • MarkoS

    This is your Fathers Jetta.

  • Hi I am Zako

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  • Introducing the new (front bumper of the) 2019 Audi!

  • Enter Ranting

    So they made the fake grilles bigger. Cool.

  • T nT

    It seems many of you don’t know how German automakers operate. A mid-cycle “face lift” is not, and never has been, a new model. Thus, calling it a “refresh” is all that it is. It simply means that they changed, updated, repackaged, some items and systems on the exact same chassis. Grills, rear and front fascia, sometimes exhaust outlets, and other minor exterior cosmetics are altered slightly.

    The main point is that the 2019 A4 is not supposed to be a new A4 model/chassis.
    Thus, there is no reason why Audi would make a current model look much different.

    This current B9 chassis A4 just came to market in 2015. That means it’s been on the road for a bit over 3 years.
    Audi runs a chassis line for between 6-8 years, though that’s not a strict number. Audi has revised an actual chassis line within less than 5 years, but the “new” chassis was actually a revised/altered version of the previous chassis. Meaning, it was not a completely new platform. That happened in 2004. That year the A4 received the revised previous chassis of the, then new chassis, model year 2000 A4.

    No manufacturer creates a completely new and different version of a car line.
    Even Ford with the latest Mustang did a mid-cycle/life “face lift/refresh” that included subtle interior and exterior changes.
    This is very common practice.

    As for design style or “language”, German automakers prefer to evolve a model rather than completely change everything so that it’s completely unrecognizable from the previous version.
    Look at the Porsche 911. That basic body shape has been evolving since the 1960’s!

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