The current generation Audi A4, launched in the year 2015 in the Indian market, is due for a major facelift in the year 2019. The fourth generation Audi A4 failed to impress the market as Audi expected. For the facelift, Audi aims to infuse greater sportiness and emotion for this mid-cycle upgrade. It is slated to inspire certain changes to the exterior, such as the headlamps will look more aggressive along with getting a sleeker design. There could be a Singleframe which is more pronounced along with revamped air inlets and bumpers. There could also be a lower grille on offer. Buyers can also expect new alloy wheels and new tail lamps along with a modified rear bumper.
The interiors will be equipped with a new trim long with new upholstery options. The second-generation Audi virtual cockpit may be used along with an updated infotainment unit. Besides, the mid-life upgrade is also expected to be accompanied by semi-autonomous driving technologies which will enable drivers to hand over car controls at speeds going up to 60kmph and 130kmph in the city and on the highway respectively.
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The updates are speculated to be cosmetic only and not a generation upgrade. The rendered image hints at a restyled fascia which flaunts more elegant bits than sporty touches. The air dam is accentuated with chrome bits and the Audi dubbed full LED ‘Matrix’ headlamps. The side profile houses the door mounted wing mirrors and the window brim gets chrome finish.
The 2019 Audi A4 is expected to come with a 2.0litre TFSI petrol engine that generates 197PS along with a 1.5litre TFSI petrol engine that churns out 150PS. Alongside, there will also be a 2.0litre TFSI petrol engine that produces 265PS and a 1.5litre TDI diesel engine that makes 183PS and 3.0litre TDI diesel engine dishing out 300PS.
There will also be a 1.5litre TDI diesel engine that makes 136PS and a 3.0litre TDI diesel mill that dishes out 354PS. No information has been divulged yet concerning the changes for the G-tron variant which gets the TFSI 2.0 litre petrol-CNG/e-gas engine.
The 2019 Audi S4’s twin turbo V6 petrol engine is expected to produce 374PS and 520Nm of torque. Audi will bring back the RS4 as the new range-topper, likely with a twin turbo engine good for 476PS and 620Nm of torque. An e-tron plug-in hybrid variant could join the range with a powertrain consisting of the 2.0litre TFSI petrol engine as the primary source of power. Once it forays into the Indian automobile market, it will rival the likes of Mercedes C-Class, BMW 3 Series, Volvo S60, and the Jaguar XE.