Next-generation Audi A4 debuting this month

Just a few days after new next-generation Audi A4 Avant spy shots emerged, it has been confirmed that the new A4 will debut online on June 29. Interestingly, both the sedan and Avant body styles will be revealed at the same time.

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 is 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.

From a visual standpoint, the new Audi A4 will also be heavily revised over the standard car. For example, a more aggressively tapered roofline will be featured as will a slightly wider rear track. Additionally, new front and rear fascias are inevitable.

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