The Bavarian automaker has new plans for its 2013 A4, which is will be revised to keep the model fresh as it reaches mid-cycle status. It seems that this new model will join soon to the 2012 A5 with a fresh new face. Motorauthority’s spy photographors managed to take the first to capture the facelift, which show LED running lights like the revised A5, among other features.
Even if the car is wrapped in a black-and-white optical camouflage, we can see that the new model’s features include new shapes for the front and rear headlights, LED fog lights instead of the projector-style used on the 2012 A4 and restyled front and rear bumpers. Also, what appear to be slight tweaks to the shape of the side mirrors.
Considering that the steel wheels almost certainly won’t see production, there’s a good likelihood of new alloy wheel designs. If you’re paying enough attention you can see that there’s a slight difference in the solid section of the trapezoidal grille. Still this is a Euro-spec car, and so the smaller details, particularly those around the license plate holder, will likely change in translation, but we’ll see all these at the official world debut.
Very likely, powertrain options will not change for a mid-cycle refresh, so we well continue to have just the 2.0T four-cylinder turbo engine good for 211 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque, and a best time of 6.3 seconds to 60 mph when equipped with the Tiptronic transmission. The S4 will likely share in the updates, with a unique, sportier take of course, and preserve its 333-horsepower supercharged V-6 engine. Depending on trim chosen, a Multitronic transmission and a standard manual are also available.
Price: will probably be around $35,000
– the 2012 Audi A4 is currently on sale in the U.S.
– the new model is expect to debut late this year or early next before going on sale as a 2013 model