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Audi A4: 2019 facelift revealed

Published: 27 June 2018

► Audi A4 gets a facelift
► More angles and equipment
► Prices confirmed later this year

The Audi A4 has had a facelift, and the result is pointier, angular and more aggressive car. The 2019 model year changes have the most effect on the SE and Sport versions of the new A4, but the popular S line trim also gets a refresh. The new facelift - which also includes more standard equipment – comes to both the saloon and Avant models, and pricing will be revealed later this summer.

What’re the changes then?

Most of the changes take place around the front and rear bumpers of the cars, and side skirts are more pronounced. The more eagle-eyed may have also spotted an additional Audi logo on the new side skirts; like the BMW X2, the new A4 wants to remind everyone who made it.

Audi has introduced additional details to the SE, Sport and S-lines, and there’s also new wheels, too.

First the SE and Sport

The SE and Sport versions have revised front and rear bumpers, and there’s a special finish for the Singleframe and side air inlet grilles. The rear of the car also gets a more pronounced diffuser with sharper-looking exhaust pipes. And the Avant gets a roof-edge spoiler.

The SE trim gets another 17-inch wheel design, while Sport models get an entirely new 18-inch rim.

What about the S line and Black Edition?

The S line and Black Edition A4s get the most serious facelift, with deeper more angled bumpers piling on the angular-look. The front bumper is more striking now, too,  and features a honeycomb finish and larger vents to guide air around the front wheels.

The S line gets 19-inch wheels this time around, and a significantly revised diffuser finishes off the changes at the back of the car. You’ll be able to order the A4 in new Turbo Blue hue – but it’s exclusive to the new Black Edition spec.

New equipment

Alongside the design changes, Audi is also increasing the level of equipment on offer with the new A4. SE versions get their monochrome 5-inch infotainment system bumped up to the colour 7-inch version, a multifunction steering wheel, and auto-folding wing mirrors.

The facelifted Sport now gets the four-way lumbar adjustment for the front seats and folding door mirrors. Finally, the S line and Black Edition get the lumbar support and auto-folding wing mirrors, but add high-beam assist.

We'll update this article when prices are revealed.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast