There’s just no letting up, is there? From the countless spyshots (inside and out) to the confirmation of its impending debut at the upcoming 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the amount of publicity surrounding the B9-generation Audi A4 is, in plain words, staggering – and for a very, very good reason.

Upon its debut, the 2016 Audi A4 will enter what is, arguably, the most competitive segment in any major car market around the world, where opponents such as the W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and recently-unveiled F30 BMW 3 Series LCI reside. As September looms closer, a new batch of renderings of the upcoming sedan have surfaced once again – this time from Italian publication, Quattroruote.

Difference this time round is that the attached images we found on Chinese site XCAR that you see here reflect a too-close-to-be-just-a-rendering sort of outlook for the B9 A4, with several sources keen to point out that the pictures illustrate what is pretty much the finished article. Looking back on our spyshots, one can clearly note that the headlights do, in fact, reflect the downturned, C-shape design featured on the mules and in a sole, undisguised shot.


At the rear, similar conclusions can be drawn when comparing both taillight assemblies back to back. In accordance to the front, the rear lamps are more angular on the B9 and feature sharper-edged motifs – the tips literally slice into the boot assembly. As for the interior, earlier leaked shots of its layout appear to match up to the renderings seen here, as well.

On the inside, the instrument cluster appears to feature the marque’s virtual cockpit, seen on the third-generation Typ 8S Audi TT. Other clues that give it away are the inclusion of a large-tablet like display screen mounted on the top of the centre console and a Audi Q7-inspired gearshift lever – both details uncovered earlier in (supposed) leaked shots of the car’s interior.


The MLB evo platform-based 2016 Audi A4 will arrive with a new 2.0 litre TFSI petrol engine, announced at the 2015 Vienna Motor Symposium. Said mill will feature a development of the Miller cycle and is touted to put down as much as 190 hp and 320 Nm of torque, the latter available from 1,450 to 4,400 rpm.

A range of powerplants, including several TDI diesel and TFSI petrol mills. Power will be transmitted to the road via either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission – front-wheel drive will feature while quattro all-wheel drive will be offered as an option or as standard on costlier models.