2020 Audi A4 is Updated & Release Expected In Late 2019
A car that has been receiving buzz as early as 2017, the 2020 Audi A4 is expected to be unveiled at dealerships late this year. Expect to observe changes throughout the vehicle from interior to exterior.
In articles that hyped the car two years in advance, auto enthusiast writers who did not have much to go on were describing the vehicle through rumors that it would be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine that would generate 175 horsepower and acceleration speed from 0 to 100 kilometers in 7.3-seconds.
It was believed that one reason why the prior A4 didn’t attract as many buyers as expected was due to a somewhat bland exterior. Predictions set in ink in 2017 describes a totally new design that will include sharper lines with tilting glass sunroof, 17-inch aluminum wheels and enhanced headlights, taillights, bumpers, and grille. Inside the writers predicted leather seats with lumbar support for the driver, heated mirrors, and an LCD monitor.
With very little to go on, articles still concluded that it was the most recommended of the upcoming models.
Well, the time for predictions is done. Audi has revealed the new 2020 Audi A4 and it’s dubbed as an updated luxury sedan.
Predictions about changes to the exterior were correct, but not as dramatic as it truly is. If one had to describe the exterior in just one word, they would say, “aggressive.” It’s aggressive from the front fascia of the hexagonal grille to the more angular headlights on the sides of the grille and the LED daytime running lights that appear like angry eyebrows. More exaggerated creases over the wheel arches stand out and are reminiscent of larger Audis.
Predictions of changes to the interior were a bit off, but there is a new infotainment system and the big rotary knob that was present to allow control of it is gone. It’s been replaced by a touchscreen. The screen offers audible feedback to input commands and has a layout akin to the dual-screen systems found on larger Audis.
Predictions about the engine have fallen short. The reality is that the car is offered with a choice of six turbocharged gas and diesel engines for the worldwide market. The range of engines includes an electrically driven supercharger 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine for the S4 TDI. It generates 341 horsepower and 516-lb.-ft. of torque. The 48-volt electrical system of the supercharger also runs a belt-driven starter-alternator that renders the car a mild-hybrid.
Although Audi has not said exactly what powertrains will be offered in the U.S., it is expected that no diesels will be among them. Instead, you should expect a 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline-4 with an output that matches the 2019 model, which is 188 to 248-horsepower. Expect too for the engine to be mated to the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Three transmission options are also offered to the international force of anticipated buyers including a 6-speed manual, 7-speed dual-clutch and an 8-speed conventional automatic.
Audi has not yet announced the MSRP of the 2020 A4, but a decent guess is about $40,000.