This, ladies and gentleman, is the long-anticipated 2016 Audi A4. You are forgiven for the totally understandable surprise/horror at the lack of a new design.
We have been muttering the same thing to ourselves prepping this article’s images.
THIS!? Is It?
A hyper-subtle exterior makeover is all we will receive, despite the new A4 being all-new in every way. An all-new multi-material platform is lighter, the 2.0T engine is all-new, while the cabin is finally up to date on tech. The new A4’s design outside does have scientific merit, if not sex appeal. How? Just a 0.23 drag coefficient makes the A4 one of the slickest vehicles to ever slice the air.
Will the new A4’s LED and Matrix LED lighting be enough stand out among the exceptionally competent new C-Class and the ever-popular 328i and new 340i?
We’re not optimistic, if truth be told. But real-life photos and a look at the upcoming S4 will hopefully provide a bit more visual oomph along with its expected turbo V6 power.
The 2016 A4 is set to arrive in Europe by November of 2015 as a 2016 model-year, with US arrivals estimated by January.
2016 Audi A4