Audi A4 is a middle class car of the German manufacturer and it is smoother with every new model. The news is that the factory from Ingolstadt already prepares a mega facelift for the 2019 Audi A4. We are going to reveal what changes will the next generation of Audi A4 will bring to us.
Looking worldwide, we can notice that the current model is not going according the plan. It may look that sales of A4 are good, but the fact is that sales in middle class goes badly, especially in China. Clearly, the Management Board is going to make some counter measure. In fact, they plan the major refresh with the new Audi A4 2019. It will include update of exterior design and all add-on parts. However, Audi is planning to keep the complete vehicle architecture. Dimensions of the car will be different but vehicle wheelbase will remain as it is. That means that they are going to keep away from doors, windows, lids and hoods.
2019 Audi A4 redesign
The design of the new 2019 Audi A4 is going to be mix of other Audi vehicles. Front wider grille it will borrow from the A6, while the split taillights will come from the next A7. Audi A8 will be a source for the optional laser headlights. The sportier look of the A4 will be enhanced by slightly flatter roof skin, Quattro wing extensions and striking tornado line along the edge. For better stability in the corners it will get the wider track and larger wheels.
It will be equipped with plenty of Driver assist features. The current model comes with Audi pre-sense basic and Audi pre-sense city systems. There is also traffic sign recognition that also includes vehicle speed warning. There are also Rear cross traffic alert, Collision avoidance assist, Turn assist and optional Adaptive cruise control with stop & go and traffic jam assist.
Audi A4 2019 engine range: streamlined and rearranged
Powertrain of the new Audi A4 2019 will be built in the well-known modular system, however, it is going to be optimized in many details. There will be available 2.0-liter petrol engine, proved by its good torque, lightweight while it is going to be more reliable and more economical. Engine range is going to be streamlined and rearranged. There will be available the long list of engines. But for the US markets there will be no diesel powerplants.
Base engine is going to be 2.0T Ultra inline-4 with 190 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. Second engine is the same 2.0-liter but with boosted power. It delivers 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. There will be also the 1.5-liter TFSI with 150 horses but it won’t be available in US. The non US buyers will be able to have diesel engine and the most economic will be 1.5-liter TDI with 136 and 183 horsepower. There are no news about 2.0-liter TDI while its place will take 3.0-liter TDI V6 with two power outputs: with 300 and 354 horsepower.
When it comes to transmission, there will be two options available: the seven-speed dual-clutch DSG that comes with 2.0T Ultra, and the eight-speed automatic transmission that is available with stronger engine. Front wheel drive will be standard while there will also be available all-wheel drive system.
There are some rumors about hybrid version of A4. It is going to be available in two versions. Beside standard petrol engine, Hybrid will also be powered by the electrical system that will be able to boost power when it needs. On the other hand, the plugin-hybrid will be able to offer only electric mode.
Audi A4 2019 release date and price
If everything goes according to plan, Audi will be able to write off the high additional investments in around four or five years. With this mega-facelift the life cycle will be extended. The next updated model will be available from 2022 or 2024. With this updated we expect that Audi will drop the modular longitudinal engine placement in favor of the Quermotor. This could save around $1,000 per car. There is time till then, it’s just 2017.
Till then, we expect that the 2019 Audi A4 will be facelifted and with those changes it could come to the market in fall of 2018. In order to improve sales, we do not expect some big changes in its cost. The current, 2017-year, model in Premium trim level starts from $37,300 while A4 Prestige with quattro drivetrain is available with $48,000 base price.