2022 Audi A4 Renderings Preview An Evolutionary Design Update
The new generation Audi A4 is unlikely to arrive at dealerships until the 2022 model year, so you’ll have to wait a while before you spot spy test vehicles. However, until then, two new renditions of artist Tobias Büttner preview what the popular Audi model might look like upon arrival. Audi is unlikely to radically reshape the next A4 away from its current design, instead taking an evolutionary approach to rework the appearance of the model.
Details on the next A4 are scarce, as Audi has just announced updates to the A4 2021 in May. However, there have been some early rumors that suggest what could change and what will stay the same. A report from last year said that Audi would keep the next-generation A4 on its current MLB platform, instead of moving it to the MQB architecture in front of the engine that underpins other Audi models like the A1, A3 and TT.
The A4 style in the renderings does not deviate too much from the current design. However, it is much more chiseled and defined than today’s car. It still features Audi’s large grille flanked by reworked admissions on the edges of the front bumper and modified headlights. The A4 renderings also give the car sculpted sides while the rear receives a new design topped with new tail lights. The car looks longer and lower than the outgoing model.
It is too early to speculate on the powertrains, although the automaker has added 13 horsepower (10 kilowatts) and a mild 12-volt hybrid system to the model’s four-cylinder engines for the 2021 model year. The company’s Quattro all-wheel drive has also become standard on all A4 versions. Coming into the new generation of the model, these changes are likely to continue, especially the mild hybrid system, as automakers continue to focus on fuel economy and emissions. We hope to learn more over the next few years as Audi begins testing and developing the next generation A4.