Broad improvements for middle Audi

Audi’s A4 has just been handed a major mid-life nip and tuck that includes revamped design in line with Audi’s contemporary cues and the new mild-hybrid powertrains.

Expect three 12V mild-hybrid 2-litre TFSI petrols ranging from 115 to 180kW and a pair of similarly electrified 140kW 2-litre and 180kW 3-litre turbodiesels, while the 255kW S4 gets a 48V collar hybrid 3-litre V6 with an eight-speed automatic, all-wheel and sport suspension.

A4 now gets a wider and flatter grille, with a revamped side profile that has sharper, more sculpted shoulders and clearly defined lines with S line, S4 and Allroad quattro variants, clearly differentiated this time around.

A revised cabin with latest 10.1in touchscreen MMI infotainment operated touch or voice control loses the old rotary controller, while full 12.3in digital driver information display and head-up display options, while three driver assistance options automatic cruise control with ‘car-to-x’ navigation that uses external data from the likes of traffic signs to increase accuracy.