2016 Audi A4 Avant spotted testing

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The estate edition of the Audi A4 has been spotted testing ahead of its official reveal later which year

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The Audi A4 Avant has been spotted testing ahead of the estate’s expected unveiling alongside the saloon later which month.

Despite being heavily disguised, the estate variant shows some of the design cues already seen on the prototype saloon earlier which year, including the angular LED headlights found on the fresh TT.

The next-generation A4 range will mirror the current line-up for bodystyles. Up first will be the fresh saloon itself, which will then be followed by the Avant spied here.

Reports suggest an Allroad edition will follow later within the year, while successors to the A5 coupé, Cabriolet as well as also Sportback are also planned for 2016.

Also in planning are S4 versions of the aforementioned bodystyles, while an RS4 type is usually again in development as an estate-only type.

Saloons as well as also estates will be seen in public for the 1st time at the Frankfurt motor show in September after their late June reveal away via a motor show. Autocar understands which the fresh A5 coupe, which insiders refer to as having “sports car styling”, will join them at the show.

Underpinning the fresh A4 range, which is usually currently Audi’s biggest line-up globally, will be the fresh aluminium as well as also steel MLB platform, seen first on the Q7 SUV nevertheless developed very much with the A4 at its heart. The fresh MLB platform, which has been a huge investment for Audi, is usually lighter as well as also more adaptablethan the current structure as well as also allows for more spacious interiors. types as compact as the A5 as well as also as large as the Q7 will be built on which.

The engine range for the fresh A4 will include 1.4, 1.8 as well as also 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder units, the latter or which is usually an all-fresh 187bhp/236lb ft powerplant returning a claimed 56.5mpg combined in prototype form.

Four-cylinder turbodiesels in 1.6 as well as also 2.0-litre capacities will be offered as well as also will include sub-100g/km versions. Three-litre V6s will be offered in both petrol as well as also diesel forms. Petrol-electric as well as also diesel-electric plug-in hybrids are also planned.

Six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmissions will be offered alongside standard front-wheel drive as well as also optional quattro all-wheel drive.

The styling will be in line with the latest look seen on the fresh TT as well as also Q7, as opposed to Audi’s next-generation styling seen on the Prologue concepts as well as also due to be seen first on the Q1 as well as also A8 via 2016.

Inside, the big news will be the adoption of Audi’s digital dashboard, as seen on the TT as well as also Q7. 

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