The debut of the next-generation Audi A4 is just around the corner, but Audiblog.nl may have spoiled the big surprise for the German automaker. WorldCarFans turned us on to this photo, which is rumored to show the B9 A4’s completely undisguised front fascia.
No one can confirm the validity of the photo, but it appears to be the real thing. The front end incorporates Audi’s newly designed single-frame grille, also seen on the 2016 Q3 and Q7 crossovers, and has a headlight design that is consistent with recently-unveiled Audis. A second picture rumored to show the A4’s rear end was also ‘leaked’ however the photo is simply an AutoBild rendering.
In addition the photos, the apparent engine lineup for the new A4 has also leaked. Just as many expected, a range of 1.4- and 2.0-liter gasoline TFSI engines will be on offer, along with 1.6- and 2.0-liter TDI diesels and 3.0-liter gas and TDI V6s.
List via WorldCarFans:
• 1.4 TFSI COD (cylinder on demand) with 125 HP and 6-speed manual gearbox;
• 1.4 TFSI with 150 HP and 6-speed manual / 9-speed S tronic;
• 1.4 TFSI COD with 180 HP and 6-speed manual / 9-speed S tronic;
• 2.0 TFSI with 225 HP and 6-speed manual;
• 2.0 TFSI quattro with 245 HP and 9-speed S tronic;
• 2.0 TFSI quattro hybrid with 225 HP + 35 HP (electric) and 9-speed S tronic
• 3.0 TFSI quattro with 272 HP and 9-speed S tronic;
• 1.6 TDI with 120 HP and 6-speed manual;
• 2.0 TDI with 125 HP, 150 HP, 177 HP and 6-speed manual / 9-speed S tronic;
• 2.0 TDI quattro with 177 HP, 190 HP and 6-speed manual / 9-speed S tronic;
• 2.0 TDI with 220 HP and 6-speed manual;
• 3.0 TDI quattro with 218 HP, 260 CV and 9-speed S tronic.
• 2.0 TDI e-tron with 190 HP + 136 HP (from two electric motors) and 9-speed S tronic
The leaked front end photo was reportedly pulled from a brochure for the B9 A4, which may be the same place the unnamed source of these images got the unconfirmed list of available engines. We’ll have to wait until the A4’s debut later on in the year to confirm any of this info, but even if it’s incorrect, we’d be surprised to learn it is very far off from what the A4 will actually offer.