Audi is readying an all-new A4 saloon for a global unveiling in 2015. The German carmaker is already testing the new Audi A4 in Germany.
Globally, like the current car, the fifth-generation Audi A4 will feature three body styles -- a sedan, a wagon and an Allroad variant which would follow later. The next-gen A5 coupe, Audi RS5 coupe and Sportback models will follow in 2016.
The next-generation A4 has been styled with guidance from soon-to-depart Audi design boss Wolfgang Egger. Insider sources say that the final design will be evolutionary and will feature updated detailing.
The next A4 will get distinguishing features such as a 3D-effect single-frame grille, new-style trapezoidal LED headlamps, and bumpers with a heavier crease and a prominent shoulder line running along the length of the car. The new sedan is expected to feature sharp creases on all of its bodywork. The new car will remain close to the current car in terms of dimensions; luggage capacity is expected to increase thanks to better packaging.
The new A4 (Codename: B9) will also be the first conventional steel monocoque Audi offering to use the group’s MLB platform. This will significantly benefit from a range of weight-saving initiatives which include usage of aluminium panels. Our sources tell us the total weight drop could be in the range of 100kg compared to the current base A4.
Engine line-up will include a wide range of four and six cylinder petrol and diesel units. Most of the engines on offer will feature cylinder deactivation tech.