The new Audi A4 Saloon and Avant models will make their world debut at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. The 2005 model year range is transformed with all-new exterior sheetmetal, as well as dynamically with the arrival of four advanced new engines and extensive chassis modifications.
A striking single frame front grille follows the new Audi family face used on the A6, A3 Sportback, and A8 W12 and inspired by the 2003 Nuvolari quattro concept. The clear-glass headlights with their sweeping bottom edge and inward taper give the new A4 a new and more expressive face. At the rear, the influence of the Nuvolari continues, with the sweeping curve of the two-piece lamps. The bodyside is more sculpted, with the shoulder line defined by an undercut edge. With new bumper facias front and rear, the A4 has grown slightly compared with its predecessor: the Saloon is 38 millimetres longer, the Avant 41 millimetres
The interior of the A4 has been updated to include a new generation of steering wheels, new cloth and leather upholstery options and new technology including a DVD-based satellite navigation system.
Audi is offering two newly designed petrol engines with FSI petrol direct injection for the new A4 for the first time: the 188 kW (255 bhp) 3.2 FSI V6 and the turbocharged two-litre four-cylinder 2.0 T FSI, which delivers 147 kW (200 bhp).
In the A4 Avant a variable load-area floor provides three different floor-panel positions, with a load area capacity between 377 (floor closed), 422 (floor partially open) and 442 litres (floor removed). The maximum storage capacity with the rear seat folded is 1,184 litres.