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Old 04-07-13, 08:51 PM   #1
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2014 Audi A4 next car to go on big diet while adding features



The Audi A4 is expected to receive a major redesign over the next couple of years, and with the smaller A3 now gaining a sedan model, it is being reported that the A4 might be getting a little breathing room for a more advanced design and improved technology and features. According to AutoBild, this would include a drop of more than 200 pounds in curb weight, updated cabin tech and a wider variety of drivetrain options.

AutoBild states that Audi is looking to upgrade just about every detail inside and out when it comes to the 2014 Audi A4, and this includes a next-generation MMI system that uses two digital displays. Extensive use of magnesium, aluminum and plastics will help shave an estimated 220 pounds from the A4's curb weight, and in terms of engines, it sounds like the usual array of forced-induction, small-displacement gas and diesel engines will be on tap, but a bigger V6 TDI and a plug-in hybrid powertrain are also mentioned.

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/04/07/2...ding-features/
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Diets are always good
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Damn that looks bland. As yall know I am with many of you super impressed with Audi's tear...they have their eyes on the ball!
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dual screen is catching on it seems...
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Damn that looks bland. As yall know I am with many of you super impressed with Audi's tear...they have their eyes on the ball!
I was just thinking about how a few years ago when this "design" came out it was clean and polarizing. Fast forward to today and these just look so run of the mill and as you said bland.
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Yup! Much better...
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I was just thinking about how a few years ago when this "design" came out it was clean and polarizing. Fast forward to today and these just look so run of the mill and as you said bland.
That's the 2013 refresh, which is only a year old (of course).

2015 MY seems a bit early to me for a new version, but I suppose the current car has been out since 2008 MY (2009 here in the US).
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I wonder how many pounds it will lose. Hopefully at least 700. Here's to wishful thinking!
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The Audi A4 is expected to receive a major redesign over the next couple of years,
Translated from corporate VW speak: the headlights will change slightly. Lol.

I too think that Audis, with the exception of the A8 look very bland. In fact the look very similar to their Jetta/Passat cousins. Most are not extremely attractive without their LED DRLs running.
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I wonder how many pounds it will lose. Hopefully at least 700. Here's to wishful thinking!

Translated from corporate VW speak: the headlights will change slightly. Lol.

I too think that Audis, with the exception of the A8 look very bland. In fact the look very similar to their Jetta/Passat cousins. Most are not extremely attractive without their LED DRLs running.
article says 200 pounds...
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I was hoping that was going to be a very conservative estimate. Losing more pounds is always good at the current state.
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Diets are always good
Agreed. 200lbs is no small amount on an entry-level sedan, either.
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I love this. Moving in the right direction. It will help every aspect of the car dynamically. I am liking the Audis more and more. They are beautiful and understated, and they usually have insane interiors. Make it reliable and I would be all over it
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