Spyshots: 2016 Audi A4 Avant (B9) First Photos

Following the debut of the A4 sedan, which Audi has already scheduled for later this year, an Avant model will also be added to the range. The all-new B9 generation might not be as handsome as the C-Class Estate, but it will be much more efficient and modern than the B8.
2016 Audi A4 Avant (B9) First Photos 10 photos
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So far, we've only seen A4 sedan prototypes testing in Germany. But we now have the first photos of the 2016 A4 Avant. Not surprisingly, the differences are very small. They include roof rails, which are probably silver, a tailgate and an integrate spoiler.

We can't say that we're surprised by the design. It's simple and clean, much like the A3 sedan and TT coupe. The bad news is A4 models won't get the same square exhaust tips as their A6 counterparts.

Speaking of the exhaust, we think the twin-pipe setup is indicative of a 2.0 TFSI or 3.0 TDI engine. According to some of the reports we are getting from Germany, the A4 family will have a very complicated lineup of powertrains. These will begin with a 1.4-liter TFSI turbo with multiple stages of tune going from 120 to about 160 hp.

Most buyers will go for one of the several 2-liter TDI diesels, one of which will be matched to an electric engine and large battery to make the first-ever A4 e-tron.

But the real magic only happens when you start to think of the hardcore RS4 model. The boss of the quattro division has hinted they are working on a twin-turbo V6 that could deliver 480 hp. That is sure to give goosebumps to anybody who owned a B5 biturbo and misses its sweet boost.

Nothing is known about the S4 Avant, and it won't be ready until 2017. But some more far-fetched reports suggested it will be diesel-motivated V6 and equipped with one of those new 'electric turbochargers'.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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