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.