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Design changes and more standard equipment refresh Audi’s BMW 3 Series rival for 2018
Sam Sheehan
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28 June 2018

Audi has updated the A4 with a mildly tweaked design and enhanced standard equipment list, refreshing the fifth-generation BMW 3 Series rival in its third year on sale.

Visual changes include slightly sharper features, particularly for the S model, which gets a more prominent rear diffuser and larger, 19in wheels. Lower models stick with 17in or 18in wheels, but gain bigger side skirts and a new grille design.

A new colour, Turbo Blue (pictured), is also now exclusively available with cars in Black Edition specification.

Inside, all versions now come as standard with satellite navigation. Previously, this was only included on models above SE, but now all variants are provided with the SIM-card-using MMI system, which brings a 7.0in display. (SE cars previously came with a 5.0in screen.)

The entry-level model also now gets a multi-function steering wheel and electric folding mirrors as standard. Sport variants feature four-way lumbar adjustment for the driver and front passenger seats and auto-folding door mirrors.

S line and Black Edition models add high beam assist headlights to this list.

Audi will announce pricing for the updated A4 in the coming weeks when sales start. A slight increase on the outgoing model’s £27,815 starting price is expected.

The A4 range – including the S4 and RS4 performance models – has fared well in Europe so far this year, with 48,979 units delivered up to the end of April. This comfortably beats the 36,736 sales figure of the BMW 3 Series, although some of this disparity may be linked to the fact that the current 3 Series is due to be replaced next year.

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erly5 28 June 2018

Hardly a facelift

Audi have the laziest designers on the planet. 

Citytiger 30 June 2018

erly5 wrote:

erly5 wrote:

Audi have designers?  

I think that what you meant.. 

Andrew Lee 28 June 2018

Oh dear

That droopy snout does it no favours! It looks OK on the more rakish A5s and (oddly) the Q models are given more upright front ends. I blame pedestrian safety legislation for spoiling the look of many designs (even though I'm usually a non-driver...)

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