An Audi representative has told InAutoNews that the next generation Audi A4 will not be introduced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show set for early March. Although there were some reports indicating an early 2015 reveal for the new A4 B9, it seems we won’t see the car that soon as an Audi official clearly stated that “A4 will be later. No date as of yet.”
It is believed Audi will start selling the model in the second half of the year and it will be an entirely new car compared to the outgoing A4 B9. The model is bound to ride on the next generation MLB platform which comprises more aluminum and high-strength steels that should grant the model with a substantial weight loss.
Audi will firstly introduce the regular sedan variant which will be followed in a short while by the more practical Avant body style slated to come out before the end of this year. After that, the allroad variant will be introduced and then in 2016 the revamped A5 family (coupe, cabriolet, Sportback) will be introduced.
Aside from the usual 1.4., 1.8 and 2.0 TFSI engines, the next generation Audi A4 will also get 1.6 and 2.0 TDI motors and new 3.0 TFSI and 3.0 TDI engines. A plug-in hybrid variant is also possible with the hardware setup borrowed from the A3 Sportback e-tron while a diesel-electric hybrid could also happen.
As you would expect, Audi will offer the new A4 with standard front-wheel drive but depending on version customers will be able to pay more for an all-wheel drive quattro system. Interestingly, an e-quattro variant with the rear axle powered by an electric motor could also be in the works but won’t be available right away.