Next Audi A4 to go on sale in 2008 (Copyright: Wheels24, Wayne Batty)
Wheels24 managed to compile this sketch of the new Audi A4 using insider info and studying recent Audi design trends.
Audi will probably showcase the new generation A4 at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show and it will reach South Africa soon after that.
Its design will be sharper and sportier than the current model, which Audi gave a major makeover in 2005.
Typical of Audi design, the new A4's styling will be more of an evolution of the current model, instead of radical design departure.
However, there is no doubt that it will have better road presence and it will be more aggresive to position the A4 as a supreme rival to the BMW 3 Series and the next Mercedes C-Class.
Therefore the 2008 A4 will take styling cues from new Audis such as the new TT and Q7, as well as the sizzling Roadjet and Shooting Brake concept cars.
Audi will also boost the build quality and fit and finish even further.
The A4 will be moved more upmarket, to position it further away from the A3 Sportback.
Therefore in all likelihood Audi will ditch the 1.8-litre turbo engine and the range will kick off with the turbo-charged 2-litre FSI units.