A black 2016 Audi A4 (codename – Audi B9) has been spied testing on European streets fully uncamouflaged by Instagram user trlux. While an earlier leak revealed the front fascia and interior of the 2016 A4, the new spyshots reveal the rear fascia and side profile. Club these pictures and you know how exactly the B9 A4 would look like.
The rear-end is reminiscent of the A3 Sedan while the bumper appears to be more or less the same as the current generation (B9) A4. However, this test mule is a prototype and the production-spec model may see a change in that case. The LED tail lamps are more compact and their shape is clearly inspired from that of the A3 Sedan’s.
On the sides, there are newly designed rearview mirrors and new alloy wheels. A thin chrome strip embellishes the sedan starting from below the exterior mirrors on the sides, to the rear, touching the upper tips of the tail lamps and meeting in the middle.
The 2016 A4 range will be offered with a new 2.0-litre TFSI four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that was unveiled earlier this month at the Vienna Motor Symposium. The new engine churns out 190 hp and 320 Nm of torque. It weighs only about 140 kg and returns a fuel economy of, Audi claims, more than 20 km/l in the NEDC. The next generation compact executive sedan will be the first Audi to be offered with this engine.
Speaking at the company’s Annual Press Conference this year, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management at Audi AG for Technical Development confirmed that the all-new A4 range will also include a natural gas version called the ‘A4 g-tron’. Like the A3 g-tron which has CO2 emissions rated at just 20 g/km, the A4 g-tron would have an exceptionally low CO2 emissions.
The 2016 Audi A4 will be based on the second generation of the modular longitudinal platform and have its world premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show which is to be held from 17 to 27 September.
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