Audi is in the midst of a massive redesign of its entire lineup, with the A4 being the latest model to go under the knife.
Not too much is new in terms of technology, with the main changes happening on the outside.
The front fascia sees the most obvious upgrade, with redesigned LED daytime running lights and headlights that have been made less angular to better fit with the front end.
The grille is also much better-looking than previous models' and gives the car a more approachable appearance.
Aggressive creases over the wheel arches give it an awesome box-flare look. The taillights also feature the same lighting elements as the front does, to mimic the style of the headlights.
Inside, the vehicle doesn't appear to have changed too much, but a touchscreen now sits where the big rotary knob infotainment system used to be.
Powering the A4 will likely be the same turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder that makes between 188 and 248 horsepower in North America. The S4 will also stay the course with a 3.0-litre V6 making 349 horsepower.
Interestingly, Audi lists a new 3.0-litre V6 diesel option available for the European market; it makes 341 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque when installed in the S4, and features a supercharger powered by a 48-volt
electrical system, making it a mild hybrid. We don't expect the diesel to make it across the water, however.
Audi has unfortunately discontinued the manual transmission in the A4, so expect the new model's engines to be paired with a seven-speed automatic across the board.
All models of the A4 will get the upgrades to styling and technology, including the Avant, the S4 and the Allroad. Canadian pricing, availability and engine options haven't been announced at this time.