Spy-Shots of Cars

Our Euro spies have photographed the upcoming B9 Audi A4 sedan again – this time, its head and tail lamps are un-camouflaged. The LED DRLs are C-shaped and so are the tail lamp signatures, with both housings angular and slim.

Expected to come out in the open this summer, the new Audi A4 will be built on an upgraded version of the MLB platform, nicknamed MLB evo. The second-gen Q7 is the first to use this platform – it’s set to trickle down to most Audi models from the A4 up.

The MLB evo platform is said to pack more ultra high-strength steel, aluminium and composites, which may help the A4 be around 100 kg lighter than before. It’s also been designed to accommodate alternative drivetrains – plug-in hybrid, natural gas and even electric versions, perhaps?

There should be front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive quattro versions, six-speed manual and seven-speed twin-clutch gearboxes, as well as Avant and ‘ruggedised’ allroad estate bodystyles further down the line.