The 2019 Audi A4 is getting a restyle, hybrid engines and new infotainment. Here’s everything you need to know.
2019 Audi A4 saloon
V6 diesel engines and petrol/electric mild-hybrids
around £30,000; autumn 2019
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2019 Audi A4 price and release date
The Audi A4 is a kitted-out posh family car that stands alongside such alternatives as the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Lexus ES. As such, the 2019 facelift will likely start from around £30,000. The more powerful S4 version will probably cost around £50,000.
The 2019 Audi A4 is expected to go on sale this autumn.
2019 Audi A4 styling
As facelifts go, the 2019 Audi A4’s is a major one, with only the bonnet, roof and boot-lid of the 2019 version’s predecessor being carried over. The headlights have been overhauled: they’re now LED as standard and have a sleeker, sportier look. The grille is both broader and flatter than before. There are also more defined creases above its wheel arches.
2019 Audi A4 engines
The 2019 Audi A4 will get a revised, five-engine line-up. The entry-level version will be the 136hp, 2.0-litre diesel, badged the 30 TDI. Thereafter, the other 2.0-litre diesel options are the 163hp 35 TDI and the 190hp 40 TDI. Not only will all three of these engines be decently powerful, but economical too, capable of returning up to 60mpg.
Then there’s the gutsiest diesel engine: the 3.0-litre, 231hp 45 TDI. It will provide more effortless performance than the other diesels, while still being surprisingly efficient at 55mpg. That said, it’s also the most expensive.
You get two petrol engines to choose from. Both are 2.0-litre turbos, producing 150hp (35 TFSI) or 190hp (40 TFSI). The former will shoot from 0-62mph in approximately nine seconds; the latter will do it in closer to seven. Plus, both of these engines will be fitted with a 12V mild-hybrid system, to more effectively regenerate energy, giving them fuel economy nearing 50mpg.
2019 Audi A4 interior and infotainment
The centrepiece of the 2019 Audi A4’s interior will be the brand new MMI infotainment touchscreen. This system replaces the current A4’s rotary dial-operated setup, which made it easy to work the infotainment while driving. If the latest Audi A6 is anything to go by, then this new touchscreen will not be as easy to use while you’re on the move. There is a trade-off, however, because the MMI touchscreen system will get spoken-word voice controls. This means that, so long as the system understands you, your hands never need to leave the wheel.
Features available in the MMI touchscreen system shall include a 10.1-inch display and swarm technology, which will make it easier for you to avoid traffic and find a parking space. The system will connect with the myAudi app, letting you lock, unlock and even start your A4 using only your phone.
There will be a number of optional extras for the A4’s interior. These include a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system and an ambient lighting package.
2019 Audi S4
The 2019 Audi S4 will be the performance version of the A4 and, to reflect that, will get its own unique engine: a 347hp, 3.0-litre diesel. This will get the car from 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds and produce 700nm of torque – almost as much as Superman used to turn back time. The S4 will also be a mild hybrid, with a 48V power supply that means it can harvest energy under braking and when coasting, improving fuel economy by up to 5mpg.
Furthermore, the S4 will have all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It will have the S sport suspension as standard, complementing the car’s powerful engine with a firm and responsive drive.
2019 Audi A4 Allroad
Alongside the S4 and regular A4, the 2019 Audi A4 Allroad will also be getting a very noticeable update. This (slightly) off-road estate version of the A4 will have higher ground clearance, all-wheel drive and smoother air suspension over the standard A4. The brand new Allroad will get an automatic gearbox and suspension that’s 3.5mm higher than the outgoing model’s.
Audi will give the A4 Allroad underbody protection and an off-road driving mode, which should help you get that little bit further down a rocky track.
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