SPIED: Facelifted Audi A4 sedan gets caught this time

Yesterday, we were able to see some new spy photos of the upcoming facelifted Audi A4 Avant. Now, some new spy photos have surfaced showing off the upcoming facelift for the Audi A4 sedan. (We don’t own the photos but they can be seen here)

Unsurprisingly, these photos don’t reveal much more than we saw yesterday. Rather than seeing anything new, these photos are more about seeing something different. Here, we get to see the rear end of the sedan, rather than the Avant (wagon). That’s important, as the North American market won’t be getting the A4 Avant, only the sedan.

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Up front, it still gets the new Singleframe grille for the Audi A4, which is a bit shorter and wider, making it a bit sportier looking. Also, those new headlights look a bit better than the ones on the current, pre-facelift car. While the current headlights look a bit sportier, these new ones are a bit cleaner looking.

Out back, the taillights look largely the same as they do on the current car. Though, it must be said that these taillights seen in the photos have some camouflage on them. So there might be some changes that we can’t see. The biggest change out back, though, is to the exhaust pipes. Rather than using a circular exhaust pipe flanking either side of the rear, the Audi A4 now has rectangular pipes. They look a bit more modern and a bit sportier, so that’s good.

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Aside from that, there’s really nothing new to see here. We’re still speculating on whether or not the A4 will get Audi’s new Touch Response MMI screen and/or touchscreen climate controls. We expect the former, doubt the latter. It will almost certainly get the brand’s new Virtual Cockpit digital instrument panel, though.

We’re also hoping that Audi improves on some of the A4’s performance and driving dynamics as well. With cars like the brand-new BMW 3 Series in the segment, the Audi A4 faces some stiff competition. So this facelift better be a helluva good one.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.