12 months, Make, Mannequin: 2020 Audi A4, S4 TDI, and A4 Allroad Quattro
Twenty-five years after first giving delivery to the A4, Audi is giving its fifth-generation compact sports activities sedan a mid-cycle refresh. Apart from an up to date face, Ingolstadt’s rival to the BMW Three Collection will get a brand new infotainment display and—in Europe, a minimum of—some fairly drastic modifications underneath the hood.
What’s New: For 2020, the Audi A4’s look has been closely revised. New headlights, taillights, and a shorter grille convey the A4 in keeping with the automaker’s present, futuristic design language whereas box-style fenders are a nod to the long-lasting Quattros of yesteryear. On the within, the facelifted A4 will get a 10.1-inch middle touchscreen to accompany the 12.Three-inch Digital Cockpit Plus system that sits in entrance of the motive force.
Below the hood, the A4 will likely be accessible in Europe with a selection of six completely different turbo engines starting from a 148-horsepower base four-cylinder to the 342-hp V-6 within the S4 TDI (extra on that later). At launch, three of these engines will likely be paired to a 12-volt delicate hybrid system for higher gasoline effectivity. As earlier reviews have confirmed, final 12 months’s A4 Extremely Sport is the final handbook transmission Audi offered within the U.S. and alas, the 2020 A4 will solely be accessible as an computerized.
Maintain onto your hats, individuals, as a result of the S4 goes diesel. Coupled with delicate hybrid assist, the S4 TDI will get from zero to 62 in four.eight seconds (5 seconds flat within the Avant) and boasts 516 pound-feet of torque. Audi hasn’t introduced whether or not the newly diesel-powered S4 would make it to America however we’re not holding our breath. In any case, the recent AWD sedan comes with an eight-speed auto and sport suspension. Choices embrace even sportier “S Sport” suspension with damper management and a sport differential that supposedly helps curb un-sporty understeer. How a lot sport can an Audi sport if an Audi might sport sport?
Oh, and there is additionally a brand new Allroad that sits 1.four inches larger than the common A4 and rocks black, scratch-friendly cladding.
Quotable: “The A4 represents the core of the model—after 4 years within the making, Audi has made the profitable midsize mannequin even tauter and sportier,” reads Audi’s press launch. “Its exterior is built-in into the model’s new design language; the massive MMI contact show affords the sort of working expertise clients will likely be accustomed to from their smartphone.”
What You Must Know: In Europe, Audi’s A4 lineup will encompass the A4, A4 Avant, S4 TDI, S4 TDI Avant, and A4 Quattro Allroad. In America, you’ll be able to depend on the common A4 and Allroad to make it over. U.S. availability for all the things else, in the meantime, is formally TBD however we’re gonna go forward and advise wagon followers to not get their hopes up.