Audi has revealed a visual refresh of its A4 midsize sedan which now features a more striking exterior design which will be offered in South Africa in October 2018.
The Audi A4’s biggest rivals are the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class and while the current A4 is an impressive product, the Ingolstadt-based brand has implemented subtle changes to keep the A4 fighting fit. What you see here is merely a product refresh with the facelifted A4 only expected in 2020.
A new S Line Competition trim gives the A4 a more assertive look.
The exterior changes are subtle but nonetheless receives revised front and rear bumpers and new alloy wheel designs ranging from 16- to 19-inches. Also, Audi will offer the A4 with a new S Line Competition equipment line in addition to the Design and Sport offerings, each with their own grille design and pentagonal contours now surrounds the air inlets.
In S Line Competition guise, the A4 can be had in Turbo Blue paint finish and the grille features slats with a 3D look and the front and rear bumpers are sportier than the other trim lines. This bespoke model also features a blade on the lower front bumper as well as a stone-chip guard strip in selenite silver. Audi’s 4-ring logo, in either black or silver, appears on the lower section of the rear doors and it rides on Audi Sport 19-inch wheels with red brake calipers, sport suspension and comes equipped with full LED headlights.
The tailpipes are wider and trapezoidal in shape which replaces the previous round tailpipes and the diffuser area is now narrower than before.
Sleek and modern, the A4's interior is arguably the best in its class and the Virtual Cockpit remains a highlight.
As for the interior, it’s much the same with Audi’s MMI system and Virtual Cockpit taking centre stage. However, the A4 S Line Competition adds carbon fibre inlays, a 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel and black partial leather sports seats. S sports are offered as an option and will be available in a range of colours.
In terms of engines, the current range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines will remain unchanged. Currently, a 1.4-litre turbopetrol engine with 110 kW/250 Nm and a more powerful 2.0-litre turbopetrol with 140 kW/320 Nm does service in the A4.
There’s also a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine on offer with 140 kW and 400 Nm of torque. All engines are mated with a 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission.
We will keep you updated as local specification and pricing details become available.