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Since the A4 is Audi’s best selling model, it is important to be evolutionary, rather than too revolutionary, in design. While Audi has made updates to every surface including the headlight and taillight treatment, front fascia, bumpers, and hood, the A4 remains readily familiar.
As for the interior, trim pieces are further refined and Audi has also improved user-friendliness on their MMI infotainment system.
Perhaps the greatest change for the new A4 is the addition of the A4 Allroad wagon. Available for the European market will be a selection of six turbodiesels and four petrol engines. For the North American market, we expect the 211-hp 2.0 liter turbocharged four as well as the Audi S4 spec 333 horsepower 3.0 liter supercharged six.
Quattro continues to be available across the line. Transmission options include the six speed manual, a dual clutch auto, as well as a CVT available for A4′s in front wheel drive trim.
Audi will release the new A4 and S4 in North America during the summer of 2012 as a 2013 model.
GALLERY: 2013 Audi A4 line-up
Rumors are brewing that Audi will be bringing an Allroad wagon variant of the A4 to America in 2013, as a 2014 model. It is being reported that company executives have reported to Car and Driver that the Allroad nameplate will soon be back in America, where it was last seen on the A6 wagon back in 2005.
It’s safe to assume that the A4 Allroad will be similar to its European version, sporting flared fenders in a contrasting gray shade. Our guess would be that the 2.0L Turbo four-cylinder will be powering the American version of the A4 Allroad, but Audi could surprise us with additional engine options. The A4 is expected to have a mid-cycle refresh in late 2013 (as a 2014 model) and Car and Driver is reporting the Allroad should be available right after the refresh.
[Source: Left Lane News]