Ahead of a world premiere at IAA later this month, Audi has published a new short trailer with the highly anticipated 2016 A4 Sedan (B9). Seen here is a pre-production unit fitted with the 2.0 TFSI engine which will be commercially available in two states of tune: 190 PS (140 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft); 252 PS (185 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft). This car also has the optional quattro all-wheel drive system as well as that fancy Audi virtual cockpit which is basically a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster that costs extra.
The new B9 generation certainly has what it takes to go up against arch enemies Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series as the improvements brought to the new A4 over its predecessor are major and include a huge 120 kg weight loss despite the compact sedan’s slightly bigger size.
However, the car’s sales will likely be hampered a little bit by the evolutionary design as some probably would have preferred a fresh new look to make it stand out more when put side by side with the old model. Nevertheless, it’s still a sharp-looking premium executive sedan and there’s also a more practical Avant body style available right away with a practical 505-liter trunk.
Audi will bring the A4 Sedan and Avant along with the more powerful S4 versions in less than two weeks at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Sometime next year, the RS4 is expected to join the range and in this generation it will be offered in both sedan and wagon body styles.