2015 Frankfurt Motor Show LIVE: 2016 Audi A4 Avant 2.0T quattro image
Following numerous rumors, reports, spy shots and countless other information, back in June Audi unveiled the all-new A4 (B9) midsize executive car in sedan and estate guise and now during the 2015 IAA Frankfurt motor show we can see all of its variants.
The new generation comes with the usual evolutionary design that has come to surprise (positively) no one, though we can highlight the overall dynamically enhanced look, emphasized by the wider singleframe grille and restyled head and back lamps. We also have new LED daytime running lights and a sleeker appearance thanks to the sloped roofline and the prominent shoulder line and larger wheel houses on the sides. In case of the Avant the back styling also comes featuring a large roof-mounted spoiler and the standard affair of LED taillights.
The new generation also comes with a drag coefficient reduction for the Avant model as well, which has been cut to 0.26 (0.23 for the sedan) in a move to further lower fuel consumption. We also have been notified of the substantial weight loss for the new generation – up to 120 kg for the entry level 1.4 TFSI engine mated to the sedan body. The Avant instead comes with a trunk that has space for 505 liters of luggage – up 15 liters compared to the predecessor. Maximum cargo space can be increased to 1,510 liters by folding down the rear bench, which can also be done in a 40:20:40-split configuration.
On hand we have the mid gasoline engine option, the 2.0 TFSI that delivers 190 PS (140 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) or can be “milked” to produce 252 PS (185 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) if one desires even more performance. In addition, all that power will be easily controllable thanks to the “quattro” all wheel drive system.