The A4 is one of Audi’s best selling models but this is not really the case with the ongoing model. In fact the current car sells quite badly despite being released only a couple of years back. This is likely due to its dull design and average set of features. It looks like an update might be on its way. Even though there is still no official word on the upcoming 2019 Audi A4, it seems the car may be well under development. Most rumors suggest a 2018 release with the car being released on the market shortly after that. With this model we should see a change in its design as well as a few new trim levels but more on that later.
2019 Audi A4 Design?
It looks like the new A4 might receive a brand new design scheme which it would share with the new A8. The car is set to become considerably more aggressive than its predecessor which would definitely solve some of the car’s problems. Expect it to receive a new hexagonal grille in the front, similar to what Audi’s flagship has.
On top of that, the headlights are likely going to get slimmer while the fenders might get slightly wider in order to make the car seem lower than it really is. The rear of the A4 is also expected to borrow design cues from their new models. Expect the car to receive a wide LED bar that will run across the entire width of the car.
The RS4 is finally going to be released
It looks like the high performance version of the sedan is finally going to be released with the new 2019 Audi A4. The German manufacturer decided to keep quiet about this but it is safe to assume it will happen. Like before, the RS4 is set to offer the most amount of power and torque in the range. The car is likely going to be powered by the same 2.9 liter turbocharged V6 that also powers the new RS5.
This should be able to provide right around 444 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque which would be a good bump over its predecessor. Like before, the car is actually expected to be available with a manual gearbox. An automatic, likely an 8 speed, will definitely be an option. With the help of a standard all wheel drive system the new RS4 should be able to outrun most other sedans on the market. In order to cope with the extra power the car will also get a revised running gear, bigger brakes and a new set of aerodynamic features that will also make the car look quite a bit more aggressive than before.
We all know Audi, and VW for that matter, had quite a few problems with their diesel engines in the past. It looks like the 2019 Audi A4 might receive a hybrid version in order to alleviate that problem. At this point it seems the car could get an e-tron version which would boast a turbocharged gas engine and an electric motor. With it the car is expected to offer similar fuel efficiency to a diesel while offering more power.
It seems like most rumors suggest the car will provide over 250 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. This would make the hybrid one of the most powerful engines on the A4 line. Also, the old 1.4 liter turbocharged engine will be gone. In its place we should see a new 1.5 liter unit boasting cylinder deactivation, which will likely be part of the hybrid system as well. When alone, this engine should be capable of around 150 horsepower which is just as much as its predecessor.