Another Facelift for the 2019 Audi A4

2019 Audi A4 Review

The newest 2019 Audi A4 will add some changes to its repertoire. Audi is known for adding lesser changes to their cars even when it comes to the new generation model. The fifth-gen of the A4 actually debuted quite recently and you can hardly tell where the changes actually came. The mundane look of the A4 models is still being kept and they are doing little to improve it. The same fate will befell the 2019 version of the A4 model. It is simply the way that Audi does things and they are not stepping away from their formula now. The latest model is going to be pretty similar to the last one but let’s check which the actual changes that happened are.

The exterior of the model is really getting the short hand of this facelift. If you were a person who does not really understand cars, it would be really hard to spot the difference. In this case the model got some minor tweaks for the outside which include some sharper points and more defined exterior pieces. But generally speaking everything else is the same. But probably the biggest thing are the different dimensions. The car gets larger and that way adds more comfort and space on the inside.

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Speaking of the inside, the 2019 Audi A4 is going to receive much more updated on the inside. It will feature an exuberant new styling and tech boost which in a way compensates the lack of changes made to the outside. The vehicle is being reshaped and remodeled and also getting the best gadgets and contemporary upgrades that you would expect form a model like this one. Also important is the added space. Now the passengers in the back have more things to look forward to as they have expanded the interior spacing. Comfort is going to be much higher and you can experience the best that Audi brings.

The 2019 Audi A4 is being prepared for its release, so it is only fitting that we talk about it now. Everybody is doing it and the rivals are a bit shaken up by it. But they are preparing with the answer of their own. Either way let’s see what the vehicle is all about through our review.

When is the Release Date of the 2019 Audi A4?

The news about the 2019 Audi A4 being released has taken everybody by storm. Actually most of the people have not realized that the model is going to get a facelift so early. The model only got its new generation version in 2016, but as things go with Audi it does not look like a big departure from before. Things do not change this time as well but is nice when you constantly get a new model which will update the vehicle a bit. Even though a short time has passed it makes the car still look great and awesome. The release date is expected to be in 2018 as the car will be offered by the middle part of the year.

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When is the Price going to be Announced?

The prices for the 2019 Audi A4 have already been released and are familiar to us. They are not a bit departure from what we estimated it to be. The model is still going to have the same price rate as before but with a minor increase. The model also comes with all of its usual trims that the fans have been expecting to come back. The Premium model will cost you $37,300 and the Premium Plus goes for $41,100 while the top rated is as always the Prestige which is sold for $45,900. Opting for an all-wheel drive will raise the price a bit and the same three trims will not be priced at $39,400 for the Premium, $43,200 Premium Plus and $48,000 Prestige. All in all, it is a good eno9ugh of a price for an Audi and still a suitable one for this kind of a car.

Exterior Reconstruction of the Car

The way that the 2019 Audi A4 has been redesigned actually does not come as a surprise. Audi made similar changes to their recent models, namely the Q7 and R8 went through similar amount of changes to their name. The model does not change the style and the shape but it is significantly larger and also boats better aerodynamic features. This is probably one of the major modifications which was made as the drag coefficient was reduced to 0.23 now, making it one of the better ones in the class.

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The front area includes a fresher grille and headlamps, while the front apron and the fog lamps only got smaller changes to them made. The hood is also a little bit different and all of these combined makes the car a little bit more aggressive looking. The dominant feature is that the car received some sharper lines and elements which update and change the face of the car. The bumper is a lot thinner and the trunk lid is slimmer, while the profile does not get any significant changes to it.

Along with the 2019 Audi A4 we also get the new Avant A4. This one will get similar reshapes and changes as the ones seen in the 2019 version of the car. The model looks a lot sportier now but the wagon version does not have the same improved aero properties as the sedan version has. This one will have LED and LED matrix headlamps available with the latter one being offered as optional. All in all, the smallish changes made to the car may not be enough for some fans but it appears that the model has done enough to update and change the vehicle to a better model.

Inside Changes and Updates

The interior of the 2019 Audi A4 is where the most action happened. The model has started to get really dated and the model did not change so much for years before this. But they finally realized what they need to do and decided to make the necessary changes. So the dash and the center stack have been reshaped and are much cleaner with the greatest addition being the 8.3-inch color display. Other additions include a new steering wheel and MMI controls, which seem as if they have been borrowed from the Prologue concept model. The side panels of the doors have also been changed and have a more upscale look compared to the last time. It is also upgraded thanks to the new aluminum inserts which were added.

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Thanks to the expanded dimensions of the car, the 2019 Audi A4 will have the class leading roominess and offer a much better interior than any of the competing models. More shoulder room and probably the longest interior of them all is going to help the people feel a lot more comfortable here than before. But besides this there are new colors and materials available. They also add new LED lighting with very long and comfortable seats. There is a new interface which allows the use of climate control. The newest MMI system will help you use the navigation, Wi-Fi, touch capability, LTE connectivity, and free-text search function. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit is also going to be available here but will only come as an optional piece of equipment. Finally, the model gest a Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Drivetrain, Specs and Engine Options

The newest 2019 Audi A4 will have a range of improved engine options. Under the hood of the car you can now choose between three gasoline ones and four diesel options. For now, the familiar set of engines is the one form the Europe models. There are still no words on which variants will get to crossover to America. The line stats with the gasoline options which include 1.4-liter TFSI model making 148 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The next one is the 2.0-liter TFSI that you can get with an output of 187 horses and 236 pound-feet of twist or 248 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque.

After this we have the diesel lineup. These include the 2.0-liter four-banger and a 3.0-liter V-6 engine. The former one has an output of 148 horsepower and 236 pound-feet or 184 horsepower and 295 pound-feet, depending on the variant, while the latter can make 215 horsepower and 295 pound-feet or 268 horses and 443 pound-feet.

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We assume that the Euro-spec versions will come with either 2.0 TFSI or the 2.0 TDI which will also make them more efficient. As far as transmissions go, we might get the S tronic, Tiptronic and manual gearboxes all available.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

The newest batch of engines for the 2019 Audi A4 is not really going to bring anything new when it comes to acceleration. The specs will be transferred for this one as they did not really do anything for the speed of the car as they concentrated more on making the engines more fuel efficient. This does add value for the car but we are still going to have the same 5.2 seconds needed to reach 0-60 mph and a top speed of 130 mph.

How Much Does the Fuel Economy Improve?

The 2019 Audi A4 is getting an improvement when it comes to the fuel economy. The stats are still not clear and are not as precise as you would want them to be. But one thing is clear and that is that the model will consume less fuel than before. The A4 is lighter and with better aero and some changes made to the endings the cars will improve. The 2.0-liter TFSI engine is esteemed of being capable of consuming only 49 mpg while the 1.4 TFSI is estimated to have a 48 mpg.

Size and New Dimensions for the 2019 Audi A4

The newest 2019 Audi A4 model is significantly bigger than the previous one. The model has been reshaped and the dimensions of the car have been extended. The vehicle has changed the shape mainly to bring more comfort for the people inside. They plan on to add more room for the passengers this way and make things a lot more accommodating. The vehicle adds a while 1 inch for its length while it is 0.55 inch wider and the wheelbase is 0.6 inch bigger. But surprisingly they managed to make the car be 33.1 pounds lighter.

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All in all the newest dimensions amount to length 186.1 Inches, width 72.5 Inches, height 56.2 Inches and wheelbase 111 Inches. It also offers 17.8 cubic feet of luggage.

Great Safety Rates

The newest 2019 Audi A4 will mainly transfer the safety form the current one. But the thing is that the model already had some pretty good safety rates as it has been given a top score by the IIHS with a  a “Good” rating in the small-overlap crash and even  a “Superior” rating for optional crash-mitigation technology. The model has also received a Top Safety Pick+ for the first time in its history which only tells us how much they are willing to improve in this category. The list of equipment is also impressive and it starts with the optional ones which include the airbags and stability control which is available for the all-wheel drive, but the rear seat ones are offered as an optional part of the equipment.

New and Old Rivals

The newest 2019 Audi A4 will face some familiar and some new rivals on the market. The segment is constantly growing and the car industry is adapting and developing as other models are introduced. This is just what the competition has started doing when the fifth-gen A4 model came out. The addition of the 2019 version may changes things around a bit and also make some competing cars bring forth their newest offer. But for now we have a few cars in mind which have the chops to seriously oppose this model. These are of course the Mercedes-Benz C-Class models and of course the BMW 3 Series. But in recently times the emergence of the Cadillac ATS is greatly challenging the German rivals, so it just proves to say that the ATS also deserves a spot on the list with some great company. Time will tell which model comes out on the top but the 2019 Audi A4 still has the tools to reach the top.

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