2020 Audi A4 Facelift Gets Tweaked Looks And Diesel S4

Audi has lifted the veil on the facelifted 2020 A4 family while also announcing the car in sedan, Avant, Allroad, and S4 TFSI, and S4 TDI guises.

As spy shots of the 2020 Audi A4 range long promised, the updated car benefits from a series of alterations which differentiate it from the outgoing model. Alterations start with a new singleframe grille which is broader and flatter while there are also now distinctive headlights and a low shoulder line.

All 2020 A4 models come equipped with LED headlights but customers can opt for the range-topping ones with Matrix LED technology with fully automatic high beam. Other exterior modifications made to the new A4 models are re-shaped taillights and a different rear bumper design. Buyers will be able to opt between 12 different colors for the car.

Moving to the interior, Audi has fitted the new A4 with its latest MMI infotainment system which incorporates a 10.1-inch touch display with acoustic feedback. The German car manufacturer has also improved the vehicle’s navigation system to be more user-friendly. Buyers will be offered three different instrument clusters to choose from. Two of these are partially analog while the third is Audi’s all-digital virtual cockpit plus.

When sales commence of the new A4 in Europe, it will be offered in a number of forms, including the A4 35 TFSI with 147 hp. Other models include the A4 45 TDI with 227 hp, the 2.0 TDI with 187 hp, 2.0 TFSI pumping out 241 hp, and 3.0 TDI with 227 hp.

Also Read: Diesel Power: Audi S4 Sedan And Avant Get New 342HP V6 TDI

Audi has also unveiled the facelifted S4 which, depending on the market, will be sold in both petrol and diesel forms. Powering the S4 and S4 Avant TFSI is a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine with 349 hp and 368.8 lb-ft of torque from 1370 to 4500 rpm. This petrol V6 model can reach 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.7 seconds and continue through to a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

New to the S4 family are the TDI models. Thanks to the turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel, they pump out 342 hp but out-punch the petrol with a hefty 516 lb-ft of torque, resulting in a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 4.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. The S4 TDI incorporates an electric powered compressor found within the 48-volt main electrical system to eliminate turbo lag.

Audi will open the order books for the new 2020 A4 later this month in Europe but U.S. pricing and availability has yet to be announced.

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  • NeoShark

    So now the front looks like an A1? I did not like that

    • Matt

      It’s a nice improvement over the current car, more modern.

      • NeoShark

        You’re not wrong, but personally I prefer an elegant design for this car. Audi’s new design language suits very well in the e-Tron GT

  • Matt

    Not much mention that this is a significant ‘facelift’ in the way the door skins are all-new. That’s quite rare for Audi (or most automakers) to do that, as it requires re-tooling and adds to the cost of development.

  • Bash

    Its actually a big facelift. looks sharper now.

    • PK

      nice new digital cluster speedometer to! looking like a proper sports sedan with that!

      • Bash

        Yes indeed, i kinda feel sorry for who ever bought the pre-facelift version.

  • Nordschleife

    Headlights: 👍🏽
    Taillights: Too much like the A6
    That little rally inlet on the S4: 👎🏽
    Interior: 👎🏽 But I didn’t like it pre-fresh.
    Overall refresh grade: C + it’s noticeable yes but it will have to grow on me.

  • Toss

    That 10.1-inch touch display looks like it will be in driver’s visual range.

    • Matt

      Perhaps if you are really short. The infotainment screen is the same height as the main instrument cowling, so shouldn’t actually obstruct much at all.

  • This new touch screen is too big, if it looks better than the previous, it still looks like an after thought and should be retractable like on previous A6. At lesat the Climate control is still with buttons not a touch screen… Until next gen I guess.

  • lapirk

    wait this is the second facelift? weird

  • As in exterior;
    A4 is always the last child of the family and the last preferred by its non-sporty design on its class among mercedes c and bmw 3 -which are famous by their sportive and luxury looks-.

    Especially its waist line was always a soothing one getting down slowly through the back that kills its -last remaining- dynamic looks.

    Now with splitting it into two lines like sporty Seat Leon made it look a little sportier than its predecessors. All I comment is Audi is trusting on A6 and doesn’t want to touch its selling zone with this car.

  • eb110americana

    Wow, that is awful. It looks like a Jetta with eyelashes. Even the interior looks downmarket, which is very surprising from Audi. What is going on over there? Are they just farming all their work out to Chinese clone shops now?

    • Matt

      Really? The pre-facelift looked more VW than this. At least Audi has moved away from that straight character line that VW uses on all their models. This has a more organic surfacing than the straight lines of the Jetta, I see no similarities. Plus car design is all about its presence in ‘real life’ that airbrushed photos don’t capture (Audi’s always have more road presence than their VW cousins). The interior is fine, not changed much from the pre-facelift.

      • Gustavo Adriano

        Just one word, awesome! A lot better than the curret model, man I use to hate this A4 generation, so dull, too much elegant (opposite to the previous generation) and that tailights are so tacky. But this one came to change my point of view, it got more sporty trims, it’s good to look at. The blue S4 is nice!

  • SteersUright

    Looks amazing. VW knows just how to handle the details, like getting its lighting to look interesting and expensive at first glance. Interiors are typically VW-group solid. Also, one of the few wagons I think looks damn good.

  • designer_dick

    This is a much more extensive facelift than I, or I suspect anyone else, was expecting. Looks like only the front fenders, roof and potentially the trunk lid are carried over from the previous car.

  • Robert

    Wait…now Audi is copying Hyundai with a character line above the gape-mouth grille? It’s reading very similar to the new Hyundai Santa Fe

    • Rimas Kurtinaitis

      The Quattro had this in the 80s

      • Robert

        But It wasn’t above a gape-mouth grill. And the problem for Audi is the average Joe will never make this very, vague connection as you have.

        • Matt

          But that doesn’t mean Audi copied Hyundai though, it’s just a case of coincidence.

  • – Hallo, Chef! We spent all the model facelift’s budget on the new stamping tools for the exterior sheetmetal; no money left for the inside…
    – Kein Problem! just switch that hideous tablet display for a bigger one and call it a “refreshed interior.”

  • Adriano Cardoso

    Essa nova orientação de design da audi está horrível

  • Kash

    With such a significant facelift it makes me think that Audi is gonna hold off on the next gen A4 for a little longer than normal.

  • getoffme

    S4 with the black optic package please. And holy sh**, real exhaust pipes.

  • Puddingpopper

    i dont totally hate it. Will the S4 come with a proper trans?

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