• Jun 26, 2006
Wheels24 has produced a sketch of what it believes the next Audi A4 will look like based on insider info and analysis of recent Audi design trends. The A4's face appears much more aggressive the the current model's, with headlights angled down towards the large grille and similar LED light bars to those currently found on the S6. As we mentioned in the first part of our In the Autoblog Garage review of the Audi A3 and VW GTI (the final two are on their way!), the A3's front fascia benefits greatly from the "angry eyes" look, and it also looks good on the A4 in this conceptual sketch.

The website is also postulating the A4 will move further upmarket to give the A3 some more breathing room in its own segment. This means that build quality will be improving, as well as road manners, in an effort to meet the standards set by the BMW 3-Series. On account of this, the the next A4 probably won't be offered with the 1.8T engine as its base motor, but rather the new 200-hp, 2.0L FSI units.

[Source: Wheels24 via Winding Road]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      "The best looking cars out there currently are Subarus because they offer many luxuries while maintain a pleasant appearance, unoffensive appearance."

      you're kidding, right? i take it you're referring only to the legacy, and not the B9 tribeca, impreza, forester, and baja.

      i'd have to say if you're looking for luxury and unoffensive [read: totally vanilla] appearance, don't go with audi or bmw, or really any european makes. lexus/toyota and honda are there for you. actually, even lexus is trying to go a little edgier. just stick with a maxed out accord. as unoffensive as they come.

      i like current audis, and their design direction, but this sketch just looks bad. and if this is based on an analysis of recent audi design trends, i think they need to analyze just a bit more.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "9. Car looks like a Lexus IS with the Audi Grill, Audi is nothing on the luxury blimp. This company is a tiny little nothing."

      Strong the force is with young Skywalker.

      WTF is this supposed to mean? I even recorded myself reading this sentence and played it backwards. I did not get anything about Audis, but I think I know the seceret of the tv show Lost. Namaste!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why is it that every mid-size luxury family sedan has to look like it wants to eat small children these days? Why can't we have cars that look normal and classy. Not everyone wants to stand out on the road, but yet I still want the luxury accoutrements that an upscale brand can give me. The best looking cars out there currently are Subarus because they offer many luxuries while maintain a pleasant appearance, unoffensive appearance. Even Volvo is beginning to try to appeal to the 20-something hip-hop crowd! I want a car that looks like it's cruising peacefully and effortlessly even when it's doing 100mph, instead of a car that looks like its wheels are screeching while it's parked in my driveway.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The same goes for the A3, regarding he 2.0T, versus the 1.8T.

      I hope they are able to produce this iteration of the A4, if for no other reason than its good looking, and would serve as a nice departure from its platform mates in the veedub lineup.
      • 8 Years Ago
      One word: cacophonous
      • 8 Years Ago
      Uncle Leo's dead. Long live Uncle Leo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      My first reaction was "FUGLY!!!". After looking at it some more...I keep on thinking about that alien human hybrid deformation thing from alien 4. So my reaction didn't change much.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This isn't an Audi design. This is someone's guess as to what they think the A4 will look like. Let's reserve judgment until we see what Audi says the A4 will look like.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Why is it that every mid-size luxury family sedan has to look like it wants to eat small children these days? "

      I loled out loud when reading that.

      So true--why do all 3-series segment cars have to look angry? G35, 3-series and now the Audi. Frankly I think Bangle's designs suck too--even if people like them now in a couple years they'll look old. I like more timeless designs. Thank goodness these are only predictions, cus' that's not a purty car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Car looks like a Lexus IS with the Audi Grill, Audi is nothing on the luxury blimp. This company is a tiny little nothing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you wanted a small AWD performance sedan that ISN'T ugly, you had one choice... Audi a4. Since they're all gonna be ugly now, you might as well get the Evo or the Subaru and at least have some fun with your 30k.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yes, #22, Dr. Woo. The next generation A4 will probably look like the Autoblid photoshops. The photochop used in this story is extremely lame, it is the current version with some different headlights.

      This is how it will/should look, and it will have the DSG. Also, the differetial and the transmission will switch places, therefore the front overhang is cut by 15 cm and there is better weight destribution.

      http://media.autobild.de/bild/A/1d47c5b18d4bbda7222608dc731c7a8a_1.jpg

      http://media.autobild.de/bild/6/6b6be16e51e149c0a600733fd0e0fcb6
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