A prototype for a redesigned Audi A4 has been spotted again.
The prototype is for the A4 Avant Wagon body style, but testers for the sedan should be out soon. Although Audi does not offer the A4 Avant in the United States, we still get the wagon body in the guise of an A4 Allroad soft-roader.
The current A4, B9, 2017 model year has arrived and a mid-cycle update for 2020 has been given. The redesigned A4, B10, 2024 models should come for the year, which means they are likely to debut in early 2023.
The prototype is lightly disguised at the front. We can see that the design will be similar to the latest A3 but a few more curves have been introduced. Moving backwards, we can see that the roof line is more curved than the current A4 Avant, resulting in a more sporty look overall. The temporary light behind the testers means we have to wait for more advanced prototypes to take a look at the taillight design.
Inside, we will probably see a messy dash at the top by a single panel consisting of both the instrument cluster and the infotainment system. Offer must have an advanced head-up display with augmented-reality elements (for example, navigation symbols).
Audi has confirmed that it will only launch electric vehicles from 2026, which means it will be the final A4 generation fitted with an internal-combustion engine. The platform should be an updated version of the Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo platform available in the current A4, which means longitudinal mounting of the engine and standard front-wheel drive.
2024 Audi A4 Avant Spy Shot – Photo Credit: S. Baldauf / SB-Medien
Hopefully all powertrains will be electrified, either through light-hybrid or plug-in hybrid technology. It is not clear whether diesel engines will be offered, although there may be some markets where fuel is still popular
Electrical versions of the redesigned A4 based on VW Group’s PPE modular EV platform are also expected to arrive, although may have unique styling treatment features to help differentiate vehicles from regular A4. The PPE platform debuted on an Audi Q6 E-Tron this year, and will eventually build multiple EVs across the VW Group brand portfolio.
Interestingly, it has been reported that the redesigned A4 will be paired with a pair of electrified RS variants made by Audi Sport, one battery-electric and the other a plug-in hybrid. Stay tuned.