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Audi announces A4 Sedan and Avant reveal on Monday

Audi has announced plans to stage the world premiere of the all-new A4 Sedan and Avant on Monday. The wait is almost over as in only a few days we will get to see the highly anticipated B9 generation of Audi’s compact sedan and wagon which will bring an evolutionary design with significantly sharper lines and quite possibly an increase in size to distance itself from the A3 Sedan.

Despite being bigger, the overhauled A4 will likely lose up to 100 kg (220 lbs) as a result of making the switch to the MLB Evo platform while underneath the hood it’s going to get a newly developed TFSI 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 190 PS (140 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. Equipped with this motor, the 2016 Audi A4 will have a fuel consumption of less than five liters / 100 km.

As far as the interior cabin is concerned, it will adopt a less cluttered layout as seen in recent Audi models and on higher-spec models you will be able to order an optional fully digital instrument cluster just like on the TT and Q7. Expect to see a larger MMI display along with an air vent arrangement similar to what the Q7 has.

Sometime next year, an S4 will join the range and will eventually be followed by a new range-topping RS4 which is bound to drop the normally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 in favor of a turbocharged six-cylinder motor.

The regular Audi A4 Sedan and A4 Avant will likely be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and go on sale shortly thereafter.

Adrian Padeanu

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