Audi has announced the next generation A4 is going to be unveiled prior to making an appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show set for mid-September.

Audi has announced the next generation A4 is going to be unveiled prior to making an appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show set for mid-September.

In an interview with Indian Autos Blog , Audi’s head of technical development Ulrich Hackenberg said the A4 (B9) will receive its premiere in a presentation scheduled prior to the Frankfurt Motor Show which kicks off on September 12 with the first press day. This means it will likely be revealed towards the end of August or early September before a public debut at IAA while sales should kick off before the end of the year.

The new Audi A4 is expected to ride on the second generation MLB platform and should lose some serious weight even though it's bound to grow in size to distance itself from the A3 Sedan. According to a report issued by Spanish media last month, Audi will offer the new A4 with the following powertrains:

  • 1.4 TFSI COD (cylinder on demand) with 125 HP and 6-speed manual gearbox;
  • 1.4 TFSI with 150 HP and 6-speed manual / 9-speed S tronic;
  • 1.4 TFSI COD with 180 HP and 6-speed manual / 9-speed S tronic;
  • 2.0 TFSI with 225 HP and 6-speed manual;
  • 2.0 TFSI quattro with 245 HP and 9-speed S tronic;
  • 2.0 TFSI quattro hybrid with 225 HP + 35 HP (electric) and 9-speed S tronic;      
  • 3.0 TFSI quattro with 272 HP and 9-speed S tronic;
  • 1.6 TDI with 120 HP and 6-speed manual;
  • 2.0 TDI with 125 HP, 150 HP, 177 HP and 6-speed manual / 9-speed S tronic;
  • 2.0 TDI quattro with 177 HP, 190 HP and 6-speed manual / 9-speed S tronic;
  • 2.0 TDI with 220 HP and 6-speed manual;
  • 3.0 TDI quattro with 218 HP, 260 HP and 9-speed S tronic;
  • 2.0 TDI e-tron with 190 HP + 136 HP (from two electric motors) and 9-speed S tronic.
The sedan will be the first to come out and will be shortly followed by the Avant and then by the new A5 family encompassing the usual body styles: Coupe, Sportback and Cabriolet. Later on during the A4's lineup, a range-topping RS4 version will be added and chances are it will drop the V8 4.2-liter naturally aspirated engine to make room for a newly developed 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine.

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