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2024 Audi A4 Avant: What We Know So Far? – Our undercover photographers were able to get some good photos of the new performance wagon as Audi was putting it through its paces during its winter testing. Audi is now working on the new S4 Avant. From what we have been able to gather thus far, the overall design of the vehicle seems to be rather evolutionary in comparison to the type that is now available; nonetheless, it still gives off the impression that it will be quite attractive.
To begin, the most noticeable change is up front, where you’ll find a shorter and broader grille that, as much as we hate to say it, looks nearly exactly like the one seen on Hyundais. The bottom fascia of the S4 Avant has, much like that of Audi’s other high-performance station wagon, the RS6 Avant. It has a bigger trapezoidal intake in the middle, which is flanked by two triangle intakes on each side. Both of these intakes have a vertical air curtain on their outside edges.
Because of the increased amount of concealment on the back end, we are unable to figure out its design of it; nonetheless, the presence of quad tailpipes suggests that this is an S variant rather than a regular Audi A4 model. The shoulder line has been sharpened, and flush door handles and a more steeply pitched roof have been added as additional external elements.
The front of the prototype has very little concealment applied to it. It is clear that the design will be comparable to the most recent iteration of the A3, but with the addition of a few more curves. Moving toward the back, the roof line is more curved than it is on the present 2024 Audi A4 Avant, which contributes to the overall impression of a sportier vehicle. Due to the fact that the tester is equipped with temporary lights, we won’t be able to examine the taillight design until we get access to more developed prototypes.
On the inside, you can anticipate a dashboard that is devoid of clutter and is topped by a single panel that serves as both the instrument cluster and the entertainment system. Additionally, it needs to be equipped with a cutting-edge head-up display that provides access to augmented-reality features (for example, symbols for navigation).
Since Audi has said that it would only begin producing electric cars after the year 2026, the current generation of the A4 will be it’s last to have models powered by internal combustion engines. It should ride on a revised version of the MLB Evo platform that is present in the current generation of the Audi A4, which means that the engines should be mounted longitudinally and that front-wheel drive should be standard.
You may anticipate that all powertrains will be electrified, using technology that is either mild hybrid or plug-in hybrid. It is not yet known if diesel engines will be made available, although there is a possibility that some may be in areas where the fuel is still widely used.
Electric versions of the revised A4 based on the PPE modular EV platform developed by VW Group are also said to be on the way; however, the cars may include distinctive exterior treatments to set them apart from the standard A4. The PPE platform makes its premiere with the small crossover version of the Audi Q6 E-Tron, and it will ultimately give birth to many electric vehicles throughout the VW Group brand range.
Previous spy shots have revealed that the interior of the new vehicle will have a squared-off four-spoke steering wheel similar to the one found in the A8, capacitive touch buttons for the door controls, and a simplified center console with revised switchgear. All of these features will be present in the new vehicle. Two screens, like iPads, are mounted on the dashboard. One of these displays is used for the instrument cluster, while the other is used for the entertainment system. We have high hopes that this tacked-on solution is only a placeholder for the final design, but considering the present state of interior design in the industry, this seems to be an extremely improbable possibility.
The actual propulsion system that will be used by the new S4 is still a mystery; however, judging from the previous prototypes that we have seen so far, we may deduce that it will be a V6. In addition, the positioning of various components in relation to that engine suggests that Audi will most likely reuse the powertrain that is included in the current generation of the S4, maybe with some very small modifications and/or hybridization. Because that particular engine, a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6, generates 349 horsepower (354 PS / 260 kW) and 368 lb-ft (499 Nm) of torque, it is reasonable to anticipate that the new model will have at least that amount of power, if not more. If Audi decides to choose the diesel road, as they do in the European market, we might certainly anticipate at least the same amount of power that they have now, which is 342 horsepower (347 PS / 255 kW), as well as the same amount of torque (700 Nm).