Car illustrator Julien Jodry has digitally imagined for French magazine Auto Moto the upcoming Audi A4 (B9) set to be unveiled in the following months.

Car illustrator Julien Jodry has digitally imagined for French magazine Auto Moto the upcoming Audi A4 (B9) set to be unveiled in the following months.

Using recent spy shots as the basis for these renderings, Jodry decided to share his vision of the all-new compact sedan from Ingolstadt which will no longer serve as Audi's smallest sedan as that role has been attributed to the A3 Sedan. Adopting an evolutionary design, the next-gen A4 will remain instantly recognizable and is bound to grow a little bit in size to distance itself from the A3 Sedan. Despite the increased proportions, it will actually lose an estimated 100 kg (220 lbs) after making the switch to the MLB Evo platform.

There's also a render depicting the interior cabin which is actually a digital manipulation of a recent spy photo from China, but this time with more visible instrument gauges and the steering wheel in place.

As far as the engines are concerned, Spanish media posted a while back extensive details about what will power the new A4. One of the most interesting versions is believed to be an e-tron model mixing up a 190 PS 2.0 TDI with two electric motors (136 PS combined) and a 9-speed S tronic transmission. There’s also going to be a new RS4 likely coming out in 2017 with a twin-turbo 6-cylinder more powerful than the 431 PS 3.0-liter inline-six inside the BMW M3.

Audi has already announced the new A4 will be revealed before the Frankfurt Motor Show so expect full details and images in the second half of August.

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