2024 Audi A4 Avant: Specs, Release Date – The production lights and less concealment than ever before were seen on the Audi A4 testing for the fifth generation, which was recently seen.
Its appearance as an Avant wagon has been seen in the wild once again. We have not yet seen a prototype of the next-generation A4 sedan, and there have been rumors that the next generation would only offer a wagon body style. In this case, the next-generation A5 Sportback will fill the void for customers who want a more three-box form.
Although the sedan could be discontinued, the hot versions won’t be affected by this decision. The new version of the Audi A4 will, much like previous generations, give birth to the high-performance S4 and RS4 variations. Audi is well-known for the high-performance wagons it produces.
Given that the current edition of the Audi A4 was introduced in 2015 and had a minor refresh in 2019, as well as the fact that these prototypes look to be rather far along in the development process, it is probable that the next generation will be shown this year.
It has been speculated that the next-generation Audi A4 would expand its engine lineup to include a plug-in hybrid powertrain in addition to the standard gasoline and diesel options.
It is possible that the future generation of the RS4 will include a high-performance plug-in hybrid engine. This powertrain might be a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle unit.
Despite the fact that Audi’s competitor Mercedes-Benz has gone to an exclusively four-cylinder powertrain line-up for its rival C-Class line-up and its AMG versions, Audi may continue to provide six-cylinder engines for its performance vehicles much as BMW does.
In keeping with Audi’s heritage, the styling is progressive. Although the front bumper has pronounced diagonal creases rising to the headlights and more vertically oriented air vents, the design of the grille and headlights remain essentially the same.
The rear hatchback has a very steep angle, much as on the present model, and the greenhouse is quite similar in appearance. The designers at Audi have not taken any risks in their work.
Previous photographs have shown that the larger A4 family will continue to make use of a sizable central touchscreen in the form of a tablet and orientated in the landscape position. This touchscreen will now include the temperature settings.
It is anticipated that the next generation of the A4, S4, and RS4 would employ an improved version of the current MLB Evo platform. It is also possible that these models could be the last to use combustion engines.
By the year 2033, Audi intends to discontinue the sale of vehicles equipped with internal combustion engines in all markets outside of China.
There are rumors that the next generation of many Volkswagen Group products, including the A4, will only be available as wagons.
There will apparently not be any three-box body styles available for the next generation of Volkswagen’s mid-size cars. The sedan version of the Passat has already been phased out.
The only body style that appears to be less popular than a sedan in Australia these days is a wagon, but the wagon was responsible for the lion’s share of sales of Passats in Germany, the car’s home market. While this may seem strange, a wagon is the only body style that appears to be less popular than a sedan in Australia these days.
Even while crossovers have become the brand’s greatest sales by some distance, the brand’s commitment to wagon models in the United States might place it on a more secure foundation than it would be otherwise even though the absence of a sedan could mean the end of the A4 in that market.
The A4 Allroad and its bigger showroom-mate, the A6 Allroad, were discontinued in the UK last year; nevertheless, Audi has committed to maintaining the availability of both vehicles in Australia and refers to them as “critical incremental cars.”
The business only sold 535 units of the extended A4 range in Australia in 2022, which included the high-riding Allroad wagon. This was only a hair more than the 387 units of the related A5 Sportback that it sold.
Exterior and Interior
The last time we saw a long-roof Audi A4 in camouflage, the taillights were still stand-ins, and the bottom part of the grille was concealed. Despite the fact that we are still dealing with a full-body camouflage wrap, we feel that this is the limit of Audi’s deception at this moment. There are no evident phony parts, nor are there any bulky coverings, and the taillights seem to be ready for production.
This is the main takeaway from a brand-new series of pictures that were taken not too long ago and show a prototype being driven about in public. It is not difficult to make out the design of the taillights in this location, particularly when the driver applies the brakes and activates the turn signal. The parallelogram-shaped parts are located higher up on the narrow lenses, while the base of the lenses has horizontal LED strips in red and orange.
One of the things that we are unable to determine is whether or not the lights on the liftgate are coupled with a red reflector. When we zoom closer, we can see that the body lines beneath the camouflage wrap match the lenses, and there is an area of red that we can see through the wrap in the center.
After moving to the front, we now get the greatest look we’ve had so far at the larger grille that the A4 has. It seems like it’s ready for production, and unless Audi is being really deceptive with its camouflage, the grille does not extend all the way down to the bottom of the fascia anymore. The body lines that are visible under the wrap at the borders of the fascia reveal components in the form of a triangle that will be used for the corner vents. These should be more compact than the ones on the present model.
This series of photographs does not take us inside the wagon, but prior photographs have shown a considerably different arrangement inside, with offset rectangular digital screens for both the instruments and the information and entertainment system. The offset is sufficiently great to exclude any prospect of them being bridged under a single screen. As a result, even though the wagon will undoubtedly be digital, it will not have the same impact as a cockpit made entirely of glass.
There is still a lot of ambiguity around the available powertrains, but hybrid propulsion is a given. This should also be the final model of the 2024 Audi A4 Avant to be available with internal combustion engines. Audi has said that it would transition to electric vehicles as quickly as possible, and in related news, the next-generation A4 Avant may be introduced without a partner A4 sedan. It is possible that the Audi A5 Sportback will step into the role of the Audi A4 until an all-electric variant is released.
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).
Date of Publication
Speaking of new arrivals, now that the green lights have been given for manufacturing, it is expected that the A4 Avant will be unveiled in the first half of this year, which would make it a model for the year 2024. It is recommended that it stay a product of markets in Europe, so you shouldn’t anticipate seeing it in the United States.