Audi’s next generation A4 is taking up shape as it hits the road for some final testing before its looming debut this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Spotted by spy photographers, the heavily camouflaged prototype reveals little about the design of the 2016 Audi A4 (B9), but some images leaked last month provided a glimpse of the new car’s headlight and grille, as well as the redesigned dashboard.
The new A4 is said to be approximately 100kg lighter than the current model and is built on the second-generation Modular Longitudinal Platform (MLB) platform. There will be a range of petrol and diesel powertrains in both front and all-wheel drive.
Two plug-in hybrid versions will also be introduced, which will be sold under the e-tron badge. The petrol variant will use a 2.0 TFSI matched with an electric motor and a 9-speed S-tronic gearbox, while the diesel will get a 2.0 TDI paired with two electric motors along with the 9-speed S-tronic transmission.