2023 Audi A4 – There’s been no news about the coming A4 after that report from August in 2019 about Audi is in the process of switching to the MLB platform that has vertically mounted engines to the ubiquitous MQB that is used in the A3. The move could have helped save those in the Four Rings a cool $1 billion, but the idea was eventually scrapped. We’ve received confirmation from the director of technical development Oliver Hoffman, about the A4 staying with MLB.
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In an interview in an interview with Auto Express, Hoffman announced that the new A4 can be driven by new generations of engines for combustion, which includes diesel and gasoline units. With Audi CEO Markus Duesmann admitting earlier this year in an interview with German publication Automobilewoche that the development of ICEs had been completed, this effectively signifies that the A4 will get the last new engines designed by the gang from Ingolstadt.
For a refresher, Audi has already announced the production start of its latest model that is powered by an internal combustion engine in 2025. It will come with a life period that will last until 2033. The new A4 is expected to arrive before the end of the decade as well as Hoffman declared that “we will launch some models a lot earlier [than 2025].” Hoffman was probably talking about the A6 and the two sedans that will be on sale “for a lot of years” before Audi’s move to electric cars.
Hoffman adds that the new diesel and gasoline engines are “the best we have ever launched,” and the powertrains will include “more electrification, for sure, to meet the regs.” You can expect an updated 48-volt mild hybrid system on the standard models as well as larger front-mounted batteries for the plug-in hybrid version.
Audi’s technical director hasn’t ruled out any possibility for an electronic A4, but it shouldn’t be based in the MLB platform, as it’s a “compromise” in terms of packaging. It could instead be based on the PPE platform, which was co-developed by Porsche because Audi has stated that they are “really happy to have a strong partnership within the Group – with Porsche for PPE [platform].” The brand-new bespoke electric platform is expected to launch in the coming year, with the Macan E-Tron and the Q6 as well as the A6 E-Tron Sportback likely not far from the scene, to be paired with the A6 Sedan, which is powered by ICE.
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The A4 (and the A6) will be available through the year 2010, as per an announcement made at the start of this year by the company’s CEO Markus Duesmann in an interview in Germany’s Manager magazine.