Audi has handed its A4 sedan the mildest of updates in the form of newly designed bumpers, fresh wheel designs and a new “S line competition” equipment line.

The Ingolstadt-based automaker says the updates allow the A4 sedan, which debuted in its current generation in April 2015, to stand out chiefly thanks to its “more striking front-end” design.

The S line exterior package features new bumpers in a wedge-shaped design. A U-shaped clip separates the exterior and the interior area, which is finished off with a honeycomb grille. Separate openings guide airflow into the wheel housings, past the wheels.

Audi's trademark Singleframe grille now also helps differentiate the equipment lines. In the S line exterior package, the grille now features slats with what Audi calls “a 3D look”. A blade finishes off the lower part of the front-end, while the rear bumper also gains a new look. Two trapezoidal tailpipes replace the previous round items, while the diffuser area between said tailpipes is narrower than before.

The new S line competition equipment package, meanwhile, brings a "selenite silver" finish for both the front bumper blade and the stone-chip guard strip. The “four rings” logo (as seen on the new A1 Sportback) is also included on the lower section of the rear doors, in either silver or black, depending on the exterior paint colour. The package also includes 19-inch alloys from Audi Sport, red brake callipers, sport suspension and LED headlamps.

Inside, the S line competition package adds RS carbon inlays, a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and black partial leather sport seats. Alternatively, Audi says buyers can opt for S sport seats in other hues, such as "magma red".