2020 Audi A4 vs 2016-2019 sedan: Facelift differences compared

For 2020, the B9 Audi A4 has been given an extensive facelift to give the model a more dynamic look. See the differences in this side by side comparison.

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Sales of the latest A4 aren't fantastic, so the company has given the range an (almost) complete makeover.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
All the exterior panels, except for the bonnet, boot and roof are new. The 2020 facelift brings the A4 into line stylistically with the new A6, A7 and A8 models.
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There's the new corporate headlamp shape and internals (LED headlights are now standard), as well as the latest single-frame grille design for sedan/coupe/wagon models.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
For the facelift, Audi has eliminated the continuous character line that used to run down the entire side of the body.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
Subtle changes for the front fender, with a new shoulder crease replacing the old cut line. The crease fades quickly on the new front door panels, and the wheel arch flares are less prominent.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
The door skins are all new, with a cleaner design. The aforementioned character line has been deleted, and there's now a faint shoulder crease in line with the door handles. The deep scallop near the sills has also been replaced with a smoother design.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
The rear fenders are new too with the prominent wheel arch flares replaced by a square cut bulge.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
The updated A4 range is available with a 12V mild hybrid system on some drivetrains, while the new S4 TDI has a 48V mild hybrid setup.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
There's a new rear bumper, and new tail-light graphics, but the trunk lid seems to be the same as before.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
Again the new tail-light graphics brings the A4 into line with the newer A6, A7 and A8 models.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
The changes are less obvious in the cabin, and the dashboard is carried over.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
Trim choices and options have been revised, but the guts of the interior is the same.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
The biggest change is the new 10.1-inch touchscreen MMI infotainment system.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
Again a fully configurable 12.3-inch instrumentation screen is available.
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2019 Audi A4 facelift2016-19
The centre tunnel is largely carried over, although the MMI controller has been deleted.

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2020 Audi A4 vs 2016-2019 sedan: Facelift differences compared