All three body variants of the A4 family – the Sedan, the Avant and the allroad quattro – impress with their sporty, elegant exterior design with harmonious proportions, the long engine hood, the short overhangs and the long wheelbase. Sharp lines frame muscularly arched sheet metal surfaces integrating a flat greenhouse.
Many design details are now more striking, and the front end appears even flatter and broader. Sharp edges emphasize the three-dimensional tension of the engine hood. The single-frame grille is platinum gray. In models with a V6 engine or with the S line exterior package, it is a high-gloss black. It has tapered upper corners, and its delicate lateral bars and the Audi rings are sculpted. Horizontal chrome strips convey a unique note to the grille of the A4 allroad quattro.
The new headlights are also immediately recognizable. Their interior has been restructured, the housing is wedge-shaped and their lower edge forms a subtle wave. With the optional xenon plus headlights, the highly efficient LED daytime running lights form a narrow, homogenous clasp that largely follows the outer contour, remaining open in the area of the xenon lens. The turn signals are a strip at the upper edge. Audi also offers the adaptive light system with dynamic cornering light and static turning light.
The newly designed bumpers on all models contain large air inlets that taper inward and are framed by strong edges. They are covered by new grilles, which with the S line and S models feature a diamond pattern. Crossbars in high-gloss black divide the grilles. Rectangular fog lights (round in the A4 allroad quattro) are mounted in the top sections. The flat air inlet below the single-frame grille has also been redesigned.
A4 models equipped with xenon plus headlights also feature rear lights using light-emitting diodes. The turn signal is a horizontal line, and the tail light forms a low, homogenous clasp. The brake light is located beneath the turn signal.
Modifications have also been made to the Audi rings, the bumper and the diffuser insert. Depending on the engine, the standard exhaust system has either two tailpipes on the left side or one tailpipe on the right and the left.
Broad palette: 15 paint colors
The updated A4 models are available in a choice of 15 colors, four of them new. The solid colors are called Brilliant Red, Brilliant Black and Ibis White. The metallic and pearl-effect colors are as follows: Cuvée Silver, metallic; Ice Silver, metallic; Glacier White, metallic; Lava Gray, pearl effect; Moonlight Blue, metallic; Monsoon Grey, metallic; Phantom Black, pearl effect; Scuba Blue, metallic; Teak Brown, metallic; and Volcano Red, metallic. There are two additional options available in combination with the S line sport package: Daytona Gray, pearl effect and Misano Red, pearl effect.
Fans of a dynamic look can order the S line exterior package for the Sedan and the Avant. The package adds specific details to the front and rear bumpers, the high-gloss black single-frame grille, the air inlets, the platinum gray diffuser and the side sill trims, which are painted in the body color.
The door sill trims and the front fenders sport S line badges; chrome-look strips frame the fog lights; and four-cylinder models get attractive tailpipe trims. The S line exterior package adds a roof spoiler to the A4 Avant.
Another option available from Audi for the A4 Sedan and the A4 Avant is the high-gloss package (standard with the Ambiente trim line), with which the window capping strips and the roof frame are made of aluminum. A third alternative is the Audi exclusive black styling package, which bathes the window capping strips and other bolt-on parts in matt black.
Available for the A4 allroad quattro is the aluminum-look exterior, which contrasts large alloy elements such as the roof rails with trim elements in high-gloss black. The flared sills sport stainless steel inlays. The increased ground clearance, the flared fenders and the underbody guards at the front and rear give the A4 allroad quattro a robust overall appearance.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.