What is the A4?
Like the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes C-Class, the A4 is a stalwart of the Audi lineup. It's the company's compact sedan option and offers an array of great tech features, a good balance of sporty handling and overall ride comfort, and Audi's typically restrained but upscale styling. It's possible that for the 2024 model year, we'll be waving goodbye to the current A4, the B9, and welcoming an all-new generation that will be internally referred to as B10.
Based on spy shots circulating online, the updates the new car will bring with it are substantial. The exterior will get sharper looks, a larger grille, and design cues that are more inline with Audi's larger offerings, the A6, A7 and A8. You can expect a redesigned A4 to ride on a revised version of the platform the current car resides on, what the Volkswagen Group calls its MQB platform. Though the A4 has long been offered in wagon form in Europe, we don't expect it to make a comeback to the States. The Allroad will likely serve as the only way to get a long-roofed version of the A4.
Inside a redesigned A4, whenever it does arrive, we expect Audi will continue with its trend of minimizing buttons and expanding screens. The center screen will grow in size and the center console will sprout fewer physical controls — you can expect something similar to the current A3's interior look and feel, but with more upscale materials and more room.
We also expect the S4, the sportier version with more go-fast hardware and a more potent turbocharged V6, to make a return for the new generation. As for the top-of-the-line RS 4 Avant wagon, rumor has it we might see the next generation stateside as a final hurrah for gas-powered Audis, but it goes without saying that an RS 4 on U.S. soil is something we'll have to see to believe. Check back with Edmunds for updates as we learn more about what's in store for the 2024 model year of the A4.