Audi has given the B8 Audi A4 a little facelift, which is timely as it updates the A4 to the latest revision of Audi’s signature grille that’s being used on all their other latest models. Other than the new grille and bumper, the headlamps have also changed, with a new added slight wave at the bottom edges, and a rearranged lens design.

The interior has also been updated. The MMI navigation plus system now features four instead of eight buttons, with a shift function integrated in the volume control dial. The seat heating and air-conditioning are now directly operated at the respective buttons. The upholstery range has also been revised, with Fine Nappa leather replacing Valcona leather.

The A4 also receives Audi’s new 1.8 litre TFSI engine, now producing 170 PS and 320 Nm of torque while offering a fuel economy figure of 50.4 mpg and 134 g/km of CO2 emissions. The new 1.8 litre engine features improvements in the control of its valves, and a new thermal management system. There’s also a detuned entry level version of this engine making 120 PS. The 2.0 TFSI makes 211 PS and the top of the line 3.0 TFSI in the S4 makes 333 PS.

Another new feature is an electromechanical power steering, which allows reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 7 g/km because it does not need to be powered for straight-ahead motion, thus reducing fuel consumption.