A prototype of the next-gen Audi A4 has been spied without any camouflage undergoing final testing in China. It adopts an evolutionary design but there are some significant differences as the headlights have a Z-shape while the front grille is much larger and more imposing compared to the outgoing model. There are also a couple of images with the interior which looks less cluttered and adopts interconnected air vents as seen on the new Q7 and Volkswagen Passat B8.
Audi hasn’t said a word about the new A4, but various reports are suggesting the compact premium sedan from Ingolstadt will use the MLB Evo platform granting a 100 kg (220 lbs) weight loss even though the model is bound to grow in size a little bit to distance itself from the A3 Sedan.
The entry-level gasoline engine is expected to be a 1.4 TFSI with 125 HP while the base diesel will likely be a 1.6 TDI generating 120 HP. The most powerful gasoline engine will be a 3.0 TFSI (with quattro) which should deliver 272 HP while the top diesel is said to be a 3.0 TDI (with quattro) rated at 260 HP. There’s also going to be a plug-in hybrid version mixing up a 190 HP 2.0 TDI with two electric motors providing an extra 136 HP.
The next-gen Audi A4 will be revealed before September’s Frankfurt Motor Show.