The Audi A4 ranks near the top of its class thanks to its advanced cabin technology, excellent build quality, quick acceleration, and solid ride. For 2020, Audi improves on this formula with new features. Read on to learn what’s new on the 2020 Audi A4.
The hexagonal grille has become wider and flatter. Also notice that the cut line of the hood no longer touches the upper edge of the grille.
LED headlights come standard on the new A4, although buyers can opt for Matrix LED-style lights like we’ve seen on other models including the A7 and Q8. You’ll find these fancy new lights up front and in the back. Although Audi has only detailed the Euro-spec version as of this writing, expect the U.S. model to feature similar design updates. Full details on the U.S. model are coming later this year, says Audi.
Audi lists the new European-spec A4 as having a length of 187.5 inches. If the U.S. model follows suit, that would mean a 1.4-inch increase in length from the previous model. Unsurprisingly, the wheelbase remains unchanged at 111.0 inches
On the old A4, the largest center infotainment screen you could get measured 8.3 inches. Now, the new A4 gets a 10.1-inch display. While the previous screen was controlled by a rotary knob, the new screen responds to touch. Thus, the old control knob has been removed from the center console. Audi says the updated MMI system features natural-language voice control so it can better understand phrases used in everyday speech.
New mild hybrid system
Audi is offering six turbocharged engines in Europe. Engines will range in output from 148 hp to 342 hp, and some of the variants will be four-cylinder diesel, four-cylinder TFSI, and V-6 diesel engines. But the most interesting news might be that three of them will feature a new 12-volt mild hybrid system to lower fuel consumption. We don’t know yet if one of those is our U.S.-spec turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, but it’s a possibility. We’re fairly sure the turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 in the S4 isn’t included in that group, however, as it’s not offered in Europe.
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