Facelifted 2019 Audi A4 To Gain Minor Styling Updates And More Tech

Audi‘s latest-generation A4 model is getting ready for a mid-cycle refresh, one that should include an updated interior, new tech, new lights and ever-so-slightly different front and rear fascias.

This 2019 Audi A4 prototype was spotted recently in Germany and as you can see, it’s trying to hide its front bumper design. Its rear bumper is a little different too thanks to that new diffuser, while the exhaust pipes feature a more rectangular design, as opposed to round.

The taillights, just like the headlights, are the same as on the current model. This should change at a later date during testing. Overall though, it seems like Audi won’t be doing anything drastic to the A4’s aesthetic.

Are we getting multiple touchscreen displays like in the A6?

Highly unlikely. It’s a facelift, not a complete redesign. Audi would have to change the entire layout of the dashboard in order to fit another screen in there somewhere. Besides, if you look at the last image in the gallery below, you’ll see that the floating infotainment display is still there, on top of the dash.

We do however expect to see new materials, new color combinations and definitely a few new technologies on-board, of the active safety and connectivity kind. Although, hoping for something as advanced as the A6’s Parking Pilot function is wishful thinking when it comes to the A4 – perhaps on the next gen model though.

Similar yet cleaner power units

We haven’t heard any rumors regarding the facelifted A4’s engine range, but it’s safe to assume that at least some of them, will be more efficient, with lower CO2 emissions. Meanwhile, 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter TDI and TFSI units will still dominate the range, mated to either a 7-speed s-tronic or an 8-speed tiptronic gearbox, depending on which version you opt for.

It’s entirely possible that Audi will hurry up and unveil the A4 facelift this year as a 2019 model, although once launched, it will have to face a brand new generation of the BMW 3-Series, which will definitely put it at a disadvantage technology-wise.

Article updated with new spy shots of the four-door saloon version

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  • Nordschleife

    It’s either going to make it look better or worse. I tend to think that Audi refreshes from the A5 down to the A1 tend to make them look worse than their pre-facelifted counterparts.

  • Bash

    Very boring side profile.

    • Autoexperte

      Very boring front end, very boring rear end, very boring interior

      the car only looks like something with all the options, but that’s not the case with a C-Class or other competitors

    • Jay

      It’s the most boring car in its class even vs an outdated 3 series. Inside is pretty plasticky and blocky too. They really should have done something else. With the leap in headlight tech its shocking Audis looks the most dated in the A4 now. Odd how that turned out. Car looks a little cross-eyed.

  • Ishliss

    YAWN. Same old Audi since 2003.

    • Autoexperte

      the facelift gets fake exhaust for the first time in A4

  • erly5

    The camouflage at the front is laughable. Why bother? Could easily be removed. Audi design barely changes from one generation to the next, so I hardly think anyone would notice this was a facelifted model.

  • Autoexperte

    in Germany the last A4 was a bestseller, the current one sells badly, the Germans want Mercedes, especially GLC

    • Daniela Wolf

      overall +3%
      “sells badly” …. interesting how math works.

      • Autoexperte

        Audi A4 March 2018: 5.339 new registrations, change over previous year: -15,8, commercial approvals: 77,1 % (source: KBA Kraftfahrtbundesamt, Germany)

        • Daniela Wolf

          ” The top seller is following this positive trend worldwide too, achieving
          growth of 15.3 percent to around 87,850 A4 models delivered in the
          period January through March ” ( Audi IR Q1 2018 )

          Now ur grounded….

          • driv3r

            Audi is doing this minor update because the A4 is selling under expectations.
            Quoting something from Audi itself doesn’t prove anything as Audi just compares the A4 this year to the A4 the quarter before. Doesn’t put it into perspective to the competition.

          • Daniela Wolf

            Audi releases Facelifts 3 to 4 years after realease of a car.
            A4 is 3 years old by 2019…

          • Daniela Wolf

            Audi A4 annual sellings:

            2014 327 570

            2015 313 702

            2016 336 862

            2017 341 371

            Audi A5 is built on the same production lines as the A4.
            > 106 824 A5 in 2017

            67 587 A5 in 2016

          • driv3r

            I think you haven’t read my last statement: Comparing the A4 with itself doesn’t prove anything. And it certainly doesn’t prove how it is doing against the competition.

          • Daniela Wolf

            Well u see A4/A5 sells good. ^^

          • driv3r

            You can only tell whether or not a product is selling good when you compare it to the competition in its segment as well. But somehow you don’t seem to get that.

          • Daniela Wolf

            Well I delivered Audis nmbers,

            now u can deliverthe numbers of BMW and MB.^^

  • MPAMPIS

    very very very boring

  • Miknik

    So slightly larger blanked out front air vents, looking slightly more vulgar in their wannabe aggressive attempt. Where are the times of the subtle elegance of the late 1990ies Audis?

  • S3XY

    I give Audi props for being consistent in keeping their same bland, boring sedan shape for like a decade

  • jtothada

    isn’t this too soon?

  • driv3r

    It’s just a minor, small optical and technical revision of the A4. Not a complete new generation and not even a major facelift. Don’t know why all the commenters are always so pessimistic or negative towards any improvements being made.
    And the styling of a car always lies in the eyes of the beholder…

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