E in 2018 it will be launched: the new Audi A4 - or the facelift version. The mid-range model receives redesigned bumpers and a new wheel design. The new equipment line S Line Competition rounds off the cosmetic surgery.
Audi A4 with striking front
The facelift model is particularly noticeable with its more striking front with its pentagonal outer air inlets. The S Line exterior package also features new bumpers with strongly wedge-shaped cuts. The single-frame grill on the new Audi 4 is used to differentiate between the equipment lines. Two wide, trapezoidal exhaust gas trims are now also replacing the typical round versions of the S Line model. The wheels have also been redesigned and can be ordered in 16 to 19 inch formats.
S Line Competition available for the first time on the A4
The S Line Competition equipment variant is brand new in the Audi A4 model series. In addition to a blade in the front bumper and the protective strip of stone chipping in silver, an RS rear spoiler is now also available on the A4 Avant and the new turbo blue paint finish. The package also includes 19-inch wheels including red brake calipers, sports suspension and LED headlights. In the interior, the S Line Competition package extends the S Line Black package with RS carbon inlays, black partial leather sports seats and a three-spoke steering wheel.
Engines are becoming more economical, prices are rising
On the engine side, it stays with the set Drives: The Audi A4 is currently equipped with a 150 hp 1.4 liter TFSI and a 2.0 liter TFSI (190 to 252 hp) on the petrol side. The new entry-level engine is the 1.5-liter turbo. The diesels extend over a two-liter TDI with 122,150 and 190 hp. The top diesel is the 3.0-liter TDI with more power (231 or 286 hp). The engines are available with all-wheel drive as well as with S-Tronic, Tip-Tronic or manual six-speed gearbox. In future, all engines in the new Audi A4 will be equipped as mild hybrids with a Riemer starter generator (RSG). The other units will increase in terms of performance, but decrease in consumption.
A plug-in hybrid will also be introduced for the first time. Here Audi is likely to combine the electric technology with the 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine with 190 hp, also conceivable, the small new 1.5-liter gasoline engine. The pure electric range should be over 65 kilometers, there will not be a pure electric A4.
Entry into the series currently starts at 32,400 euros, the facelift version is likely to be a few hundred euros more expensive. Advance sales start in the third quarter of 2018.