Redesigned A4 spotted for the first time

A prototype of the redesigned Audi A4 was spotted in its first public appearance.

Although the prototype was designed for the A4 Avant wagon style, testers should soon be available for the sedan. Although the A4 Avant has been discontinued by Audi in the USA, the wagon body is still available in A4 Allroad soft roader form.

For the 2017 model year, the current A4, B9 arrived. It was then given a midcycle update for 2020. It is expected that the redesigned A4, known as the B10 will arrive in 2024, which would make it possible for it to debut early in 2023.

2024 Audi A4 Avant spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

It is not camouflaged on the front. It is clear that the new design will look similar to the A3 with some additional curves. Looking backwards, you can see the roofline is curvier than the A4 Avant. This gives the car a more sporty look. We will need to wait until more sophisticated prototypes are available before we can see the taillight design.

The interior will likely have a clean dash, with a panel that includes both the instrument cluster as well as the infotainment system. An advanced head-up screen with augmented-reality elements such as navigation symbols should also be on hand.

Audi confirmed it would only introduce electric vehicles starting in 2026. This will mean that the last generation of A4s will have internal-combustion engines. It will likely be an upgraded version of Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo platform that was used in the A4, which means longitudinal mounting of engines as well as standard front-wheel driving.

2024 Audi A4 Avant spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2024 Audi A4 Avant spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

All powertrains will be electrified with either mild-hybrid hybrid or plug-in-hybrid technology. Although it is not clear if diesel engines will ever be available, some may be still in demand.

The redesigned A4 will also be available in electric versions, which are based on VW Group’s PPE modular EEV platform. However, the cars may eventually end up being branded as A5s. PPE Platform will be presented next year in the Audi Q6 E-Tron. The platform will ultimately spawn several EVs from across the VW Group portfolio.

According to some reports, the redesigned A4 is going to be topped with two new electrified RS models from Audi Sport. The one-battery-electric variant will replace the plug-in hybrid. Keep watching.

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Author: Brandon Park