The all-new Audi A4 will only reach our shores next year, but now Audi has revealed the car ahead of its official debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
It would seem that both the Audi A4 sedan and A4 station wagon, or Avant, as they call it, will be heading for production, with an A4 Allroad coming to market about a year after the first models’ introduction.
Riding on the MLB platform first used on the forthcoming Audi Q7, the 2017 Audi A4 is as much as 119 kg lighter than the model it replaces. This is achieved through the use of high-strength steel and aluminium. However, despite being lighter, the new A4 did become bigger.
An 1,4-litre engine will form part of the engine line-up and this specific model will tip the scales at only 1 319 kg. Overall length grew to 4 724 mm and the wheelbase to 2 834 mm. Audi also claims that the new model will have the best drag coefficient in its class at 0,23 Cd. Audi could achieve this through a flat, and mostly sealed off, underbody.
Other engines include four diesel engines ranging from 112 kW to 204 kW, and petrol petrol engines developing between 142 kW and 190 kW. All engines will send drive to the wheels through six-speed manual, seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch, or eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The 112 kW diesel engine is capable of returning 95 g/CO2 per kilometer.
More news and details on the engine line up will become available closer to launch, but it is expected that models can be specced according to Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels, with plug-in hybrid, and sporty S-variants to be added to the range at a later stage.
Inside the new car drivers will be treated to a fully digital 12,3-inch instrument cluster called the Virtual Cockpit. This feature already made its debut in the new Audi TT. Audi has also refined its MMI interface to make it more like a smartphone.
More information will become available sooner to the Audi A4’s official international reveal. However, to see the new Audi A4 in motion, simply watch any of the videos above.