2019 Audi A4 Arrives With the Mildest of Updates

Sebastien Bell
by Sebastien Bell

Sometimes it’s best to leave well enough alone. If it ain’t broke, after all, why fix it? So Audi has seen fit to give the A4 a new bumper and, well, that’s about it, actually.

The changes are subtle but, in our estimation, welcome. The lower grille elements around the fog lights have changed shapes slightly—now they’re a little more angled to make the car look like it’s snarling angrily—and to mimic those elements, the line tracing the bottom of the bumper has risen in the middle, giving the whole bumper an angularity that fits with the of the front’s design.

Audi has also changed a bit of chintz in that same fog-light-surrounding-grille element, making it U-shaped rather than L-shaped.

S Line models will also get grille slats that look 3 dimensional to give the whole thing a little more depth. Out back, the exhaust tips get trapezoidal finishers, which should give the fake-exhaust police something to get riled up about.

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And although Audi has gone to trouble to make the car look a little sportier, the rear diffusor has shrunk. Buyers can now also pick from a range of new 16 to 19 inch wheels that have been updated slightly.

Audi is also introducing a BMW-aping S Line Competition pack that features Turbo Blue paint, selenite silver front-bumper blade, an Audi logo on the rear door, red brake calipers, LED headlights, sport suspension, 19-inch Audi sport rims, and a roof spoiler for the Avant.

Inside, you also get partial leather sport seats, a three-spoke steering wheel, and RS carbon inlays.

These will be available in Germany in the third quarter of 2018.

A version of this story originally appeared on Fourtitude.

Sebastien Bell
Sebastien Bell

Sebastien is a roving reporter who covers Euros, domestics, and all things enthusiast. He has been writing about the automotive industry for four years and obsessed with it his whole life. He studied English at the Wilfrid Laurier University. Sebastien also edits for AutoGuide's sister sites VW Vortex, Fourtitude, Swedespeed, GM Inside News, All Ford Mustangs, and more.

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