What's under the bonnet? Well, the new A4 will be available with a multitude of engines. However, this one seems to have both the quattro and TFSI badges, so it's likely fitted with the 2-liter turbo pushing 252 horsepower to all four corners.
Our current favorite version has to be the flagship 3.0 TDI with 272 PS. Not only does it have a ton of torque and more power than all its competitors, but it can also be equipped with a limited slip differential for the rear axle. That makes a world of difference in terms of handling.
The technology package for the all-new A4 is the same as that for the Q7. You can order the Virtual Cockpit system that replaces the instrument cluster with a 12.3-inch display. Also available is a sensor suite that can drive the saloon down a highway without any input from the driver.
Despite the familiar looks, the A4 B9 is built from the ground up on an all-new platform. Compared to its predecessor, it's up to 120 kg (264 lbs) lighter while growing 25 mm in length, 16 mm in width and 12 mm in wheelbase.
Here is the complete range of engines available at launch:
• 1.4 TFSI with 150 PS (110 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft)
• 2.0 TFSI with 190 PS (140 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft)
• 2.0 TFSI with 252 PS (185 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft)
• 2.0 TDI with 150 PS (110 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft)
• 2.0 TDI with 190 PS (140 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft)
• 3.0 TDI with 218 PS (160 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft)
• 3.0 TDI with 272 PS (200 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft)
The all-new A4 will arrive in Britain as both a sedan and avant towards the end of 2015. Prices are expected to stay largely the same, though a long options list could hurt your bank balance.