Audi Facelift A4 2020 Specs and Review

Audi Facelift A4 2020. The Audi A4 has been around for four years now, so it's finally time for the obligated facelift. However, it's already its second facelift, because just last year, the middle-class saloon was already updated a little. Anyway, the changes were so small, Audi didn't even mention it as news. But now, it's a classic facelift. It has a new grille, flatter and broader, and it comes with new headlight units with a different design.

And at the rear, the LED-lighting has a new pattern. So it all sounds like a classic facelift, and that continues inside. It's mostly the same, though, because it's just a facelift. That means the exterior measurements haven't changed, so the interior hasn't changed either. That's not too bad, for a premium D-segment car the rear seat is decent. Also, the boot is big enough with 480 liters. That's what you can expect.

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It's similar to the new BMW 3-series. So that's good. In the front,
it's pretty much the same. A high-tech atmosphere, perfect finishing. Not cozy or anything, but there's nothing to complain about objectively. However, it has new MMI-system. There's a small storage compartment...and that's not a very big deal, but that's where the 'old' central controller was from the old MMI-system. And it was a very delicate system to use. With a turning knob, you could control the whole system. Just turn and press, and you got where you wanted to go. That requires less of your attention than a touchscreen when you're driving. You first have to look and keep looking at the screen, and that requires more of your attention. It looks good, but it's not an ergonomic upgrade. But it should be in a facelift.

Anyway, like I said. It looks good. The graphics are the best in its Segment. Only Mercedes gets close, but Audi takes the cake here. Also, it's a lovely place to be in. Lastly, it's hushed, and that's mostly noticeable when you're driving. The fact that it's adequately insulated will make you think it's hushed on the inside. If you have to travel for long distances, you'll start...to appreciate the fact that you do not always hear the wind noises. Sure, the layered glass is optional, but you should consider it.


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It makes for a very serene drive, and it fits with the chassis. Or rather, if you make the right choice. You've got four options. A Comfort-chassis or a Sport-chassis, and with that active or passive dampers. We've got the Comfort-chassis with adaptive dampers, and I think it's a perfect combination for the Audi A4. In this Segment, you've got the Alfa Giulia, BMW 3-Series, Jaguar XE...All very sporty cars. They've got the rear-wheel drive, the engine very far back for optimal weight distribution. That's the base of a genuinely sporty car.

This Audi is front-wheel drive, and it has the engine at the front. Nothing wrong with that, but it's not very sporty. If you slap on an S-line Sports-chassis, it mostly becomes a hard chassis. You'll still have understeer, a little unpredictable steering...So you could better aim for comfort because that's what it does pretty well. Partly because of the light steering and noise-canceling, but also...the drivetrain, you get a car which neatly isolates you from the big evil world outside. And there's nothing wrong with it.


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It has a fitting engine as well. It's the 40 TFSI, which unfortunately isn't the 4.0-liter V8. Instead, it's a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. Anyway, 190 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. And that for a petrol engine coming from 1.450 RPM.

It's a pretty sturdy car. It's not an incredibly quick hotrod,
but it's an engine which always able to accelerate because of the torque. And that fits within the total package. If you want to criticize the drivetrain, you should criticize the S-Tronic-gearbox. It's not bad or anything, because it can shift immediately. However, you have to move into the gear the car thinks you're moving to.

If the car thinks you're going into the sixth, while you suddenly go to third, you have to wait a little while before anything happens. It's the same with setting off because the clutch has to grab on. It's just not as refined as the full automatics from BMW and Mercedes.


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And that's the story of this car. It scores well on a lot of areas,
but it's still a classical facelift. Before the facelift, it wasn't able to beat the C-Class and 3-series In the Netherlands. And if you liked the looks of it back then, you probably want them now as well. However, if you didn't like it, the facelift won't make you change your mind, I'm afraid.