The A4 is the bestselling Audi model on the US market thanks to an attractive price, great engines and one of the better interiors in its class which is not only comfortable but quite sporty for a luxury sedan as well. Nothing less is expected from the 2016 Audi A4 model that will be offered on the market as redesigned model with few fresh parts. This is backed up with spy photos that were shown recently.
While it isn’t exactly up on par with a dedicated luxury car, it is better than the average because it offers a big selection of extras and equipment, powerful and smooth engines despite being turbocharged as well as a great looking exterior. Just by talking to drivers and potential buyers we could notice their positive attitude and positive feedback about this model.
2016 Audi A4
The 2016 Audi A4 is actually a brand new model which is now going to be based on the MLB Evo platform. This should allow Audi to drop the weight of the A4 by at least 200 pounds thanks to the extensive use of aluminum, high strength steel and composites such as carbon fiber. Luckily for the end buyer, this won’t mean that the price for the car will increase. In fact, it is expected to come at the same $36,000 as before which is only a couple thousands more than the equivalent A3, meaning that the A4 is an even better deal than the A3. However, the release date for this new model is likely going to be in 2016, so there is still quite a bit of time left until then.
Release Date Of 2016 Audi A4
Just like before, the A4 is coming to the market with front wheel drive and CVT. If you want their well-known Quattro all-wheel drive system, you will have to pay about $1,000 more over base price. This is one of rare models in this class and considering it isn’t more expensive than its competitors, it is a big plus and a thing to consider for any potential buyer.
2016 Audi A4 Engine
In terms of engines, the new 2016 Audi A4 is going to come with a standard 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 engine good for around 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This will come with either a 6 speed manual or a 7 speed automatic. Further up the range, a 2.0 liter 150 horsepower diesel is going to be available for the first time in the US on the A4. This will provide a decent performance while offering more than 40 MPG on average, basically removing the need of a hybrid. The performance version of the car, the S4 is going to stick with a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 with 340 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, engine which should give it similar performance to a sports car. Even diesel is capable of returning great fuel economy there is still a great chance for the hybrid and we might see it offered.
Audi A4 Back
The top of the range RS4 model on the other hand is likely going to be available both in sedan and Avant form and it is going to drop the old V8 in the favor of a twin-turbocharged V6 which could be good for more than 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, quite a hefty rise over the previous car. At this point we do not have information’s about the price for this high performance version.
2016 Audi A4 Side
On the exterior, the 2016 Audi A4 is going to receive a lot of attention. The design will still be in line with the rest of the Audi models but there are going to be subtle changes which are going to make it a bit more aggressive and also better looking. The headlights will now feature an angled shape that will follow the contour of the hexagonal grille for a cleaner look while at the back all the models will get a dual exhaust system with a hidden diffuser for a sportier look.
2016 Audi A4 Interior
Inside the car on the other hand things are going to be quite similar to the current generation. The dashboard will change to something more similar to the A6 while the satellite and infotainment system is going to be upgraded to an Android based unit which is going to be faster than before. This system in 2016 Audi A4 will offer a lot more functions and it will also be able to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot which is quite nice in a car at this price range.