Monday, October 31st, 2011...11:24 am

Audi reveals facelifted 2013 A4, A4 Allroad Quattro, and S4

Audi implements its 360-degree design philosophy. It is pretty simple when you look at it this way: the new A4 takes served as inspiration for the design lines of 2011 A8; the A8 in turn influenced the form of the 2012 A6; and the A6 provided the DNA for the looks of the new Audi A4. And so on. That pretty much explains it.

So this chain of design influences within the Audi range gives you a good picture of how the 2013 Audi A4 took shape both as a sedan and as the Avant version. This is also true for the A4 Allroad Quattro and S4 siblings.

Just like the improved A5 and S5 models, the reworked A4 models gets the new 6-point grille and headlamps using sharper lines with a narrow band of LED as daytime lights, tweaked tail lights, and redesigned bumpers for the front and rear.

The modifications on the exterior slightly changed the dimensions of the Audi A4. The sedan and the Avant is now 15.42 feet long, the S4 and Allroad Quattro are 15.49 feet long. All of the A4 variants now has a wheelbase of 9.22 feet, the width comes at 6.04 ft and 6.0 ft, and the height pegged at 4.92 ft and 4.63 ft depending on what version you are looking at.

The interior of the new A4 gets a new selection for the steering wheel, steering arm, ignition key, and new color options.

According to Audi, the fuel consumption of the new A4 is lower by 11% even when the torque and power increased.

For the consumers in the United States, the 2013 A4 will get the 4 cylinder 2.0L turbo engine that can output 211 horsepower and a torque of 258 lb-ft. These numbers translates to an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds with top speed pegged at 155 mph.

The Europe spec A4 has the new TFSI petrol 1.8L powerplant that gives out 170 h and has a tor que of 236.02 lb-ft. The improved 2.0L TDI is also available for all versions and this one produces 136 hp, 163 hp, and 177 hp. The most aggressive engine of the lineup will be the 3.0L TFSI V6 that gives out 272 hp.

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