Refreshed 2020 Audi A4 to Get Optional Mild Hybrid System

Jodi Lai
by Jodi Lai

The 2020 Audi A4 has just been refreshed with tweaked styling cues and updated technology and powertrains.

A huge volume seller for Audi, the German brand has given its compact sport sedan some updates to keep it competitive with the newer BMW 3 Series. The 2020 Audi A4 gets a tweaked grille and new headlights that help make it looks even more high-end. LED headlights are now standard and uplevel headlines get Matrix LEDs with fully automatic highbeams.

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The highlight of the updates is the addition of an optional 12-volt mild hybrid system that should help reduce fuel consumption but also make the stop/start smoother and augment performance. While Europeans get to pick from a bunch diesel engines we won’t get in North America, we will likely get the Audi A4 35 TSFI and the S4, which is powered by a turbocharged 3.0L V6 that outputs 350 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can also upgrade to a sport suspension and two adaptive suspensions, one for better comfort and one for better performance.

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A new MMI system finally brings a 10.1-inch touchscreen to the Audi A4, which previously used a rotary knob to control the infotainment system. Audi says the menu structure and voice control functions have been made more intuitive. The sedan is also capable of using the internet to connect to swarm intelligence and car-to-infrastructure and car-to-car communication, which can access live traffic information and help you catch as many green lights as possible. This also means the car can act as a wi-fi hotspot. Of course, Audi’s digital cockpit and a head-up display are also available.

The 2020 Audi A4 has been released for the European market, and more information on North American models and pricing should be coming soon.

Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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