The ‘4’ in Audi’s 2020 A4 may not represent four years, but that’s how long Audi has been working (and reworking) the midsize model of their successful car. The result is a model that is even tauter and sportier.
The A4 Avant stays in the family, but it looks just different enough from its siblings to set it apart. It’s more sporty and features a new front fascia, including new headlights and grille. The front bumper is also new, making room for reshaped intakes. Fenders have also been reshaped to look more like the A6, but the rest—roofline, beltline, and windows—stay relatively unchanged.
Inside, the A4 has the same dash layout as the A6, and is decked out in leather. Piano black surrounds and high-end trim complete the look. The A4 also utilizes the Audi Virtual Cockpit with a 12.3 inch digital gauge cluster. The onboard touchscreen comes in either an 8.8 or 10.1 inch unit that has a dual-touchscreen layout.
Under the hood, the A4 offers a turbocharged 1.4-litre inline four cylinder with 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder that produces 190 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, or a 2.0-litre with 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Depending on the engine, the A4 will hit 62 somewhere between 6.5 to 9 seconds.
Overseas, buyers will have the option of picking up diesel engines with similar stats. Front-wheel drive is standard, but Audi’s Quattro AWD system is available as an option.