2009 Audi A4 Spyshot

This is a spyshot of the next generation 2009 Audi A4 on test. The new Audi A4 is supposed to be based on Audi’s new MLP platform, which stands for Modular Platform for longtitudinally mounted engines. The first car to use the MLP platform was the new Audi A5 Coupe, and it’s brother the S5 Coupe.

Audis new MLP chassis supposedly has the engine mounted longtitudinally behind the axle, allowing for better weight balance, but looking at these spyshots, there is still that really long front overhang instead of a minimal front overhang expected out of a more mid-biased front engine mounting. What gives, Audi?