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Spyshots: 2016 Audi A4 B9 Shows Matrix LED Headlights

After yesterday's leaked photos from China, showing the new A4 with Xenon Plus headlights, we have photos of the more expensive setup. Not surprisingly, the LED system has the same shape and even mirrors the design seen on the A3 sedan.
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Audi has already confirmed that the all-new A4 sedan will debut this year. Production at one of the German factories has completely stopped while new equipment is installed. From what we've heard, this included a gigantic new aluminum stamping machine.

The B9 will replace a model that has been in production since 2008 and was never well received. Unfortunately, we can't expect a major revolution in terms of design since the A4 will look pretty much just like the Q7 and TT. A larger hexagonal grille can be seen from underneath the camouflage, while the profile has a single well-defined line going through the door handles.

The overall proportions of the model appear unchanged, but the front overhang has been shortened, likely in order to increase legroom for front passengers and improve handling. Using the aluminum pressing machine we mentioned, Audi is going to construct its executive compact lighter and stiffer. A new engine range will be introduced, and some of the mills will be downsized.

According to some reports, the smallest available will be a 1.4-liter turbo TFSI available in multiple stages of tune. The bulk of sales, however, will come from a variety of 2-liter diesel, one of which will also be combined with electric power to make the first-ever A4 e-tron.

Just like its rival from Mercedes, the C-Class, Audi's sedan will be available with more gears than ever, 9 to be more precise. It's believed that this and other measures could make the B9 generation about 15% more economical on average.

So what about performance?

It's too early to tell, since no S4 prototypes were seen testing so far. However, know about a V6 twin-turbo engine that's currently being developed for the RS4. It could have around 480 horsepower, a number that stands a good enough chance of challenging the AMG and M bad boys.
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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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