The next-generation 2016 Audi A4 sedan and A4 Avant have been teased for the very first time ahead of a launch on Monday June 29th. Just yesterday, GTspirit received confirmation that production of the current RS4 and RS5 models will stop next month to make way for the latest A4 range.
Overall, it is believed that the rear track of the latest Audi A4 will be slightly wider than the current car. Additionally, a more aggressively tapered roofline is featured. Beyond all the necessary new body panels including revised front and rear bumpers, these spy shots reveal some other key design traits of the latest-gen A4.
The new A4 is expected to ride on an updated version of Audi’s MLB platform called MLB Evo. This revamped vehicle architecture uses a combination of high-strength steel and aluminium, along with some composite materials, to ensure it is both stronger and lighter than the platform it replaces. The model expected to weigh at least 100 kg less than the current A4, largely thanks to its new MLB underpinnings.
Engine wise, it is suggested that a 1.4-litre TFSI engine will be offered in 125 hp, 150 hp and 180 hp specifications. Elsewhere, the 2.0-litre TFSI will be available with 225 hp, 245 hp and as a hybrid delivering a total of 260 hp. The range-topping engine will then reportedly be a 3.0-litre TFSI with 272 hp.
Elsewhere, a plethora of diesel engines will be made available with power of the entry-level 1.6-litre TDI sitting at 120 hp and the range-topping diesel 3.0-litre TDI with 218 hp. Finally, an Audi A4 e-tron with a 2.0-litre TDI and two electric motors making for a total of 326 hp is reportedly in the works.