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.
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.