Audi A4 Facelift Preview
Audi has taken the wraps off of what appears to be the face-lifted Audi A4. Audi has given it a major mid-life update in order to help it to stay afloat among its rivalry. Changes, however, are limited to the design and the addition of mild-hybrid powertrains.
The face-lifted A4 looks a little sharper now, with that wider new grille design. Even the headlamps have been re-profiled to look edgier, while the front bumper looks more sculpted. The lines along the side of the A4 are now more defined. At the rear, the bumper looks sharper and the dual exhausts look large and sporty. On the 'S' variant, the car gets 19-inch wheels, while the other ones come shod with 17-inch or 18-inch wheels.
The cabin gets a few revisions as well. It's equipped with Audi's MMI infotainment system that features a 10.1-inch touchscreen, which can be operated via touch or voice control. A head-up display and 12.3-inch digital driver-information display can be had as additional options. Also, the base variant comes with a multi-function steering and electric-folding mirrors, while the top-of-the-line model gets auto-folding mirrors and four-way lumbar adjustment for the front seats. The new A4 will also feature multiple driver-assistance systems.
When introduced in overseas markets, it will employ a trio of 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engines featuring a 12V mild-hybrid system. Power will range from 147bhp to 240bhp, with two diesels on offers as well: a 2.0-litre unit with 188bhp on tap and a 3.0-litre mill with 240bhp on tap. Even a mild-hybrid 2.0-litre diesel, with 134bhp on tap, will be available at a later stage. Audi's all-wheel-drive quattro system will be offered on higher variants, while the rest will get a front-wheel-drive layout. For India, expect only an 8-speed automatic transmission. Even sport suspension and two adaptive systems will be offered.