Soon after switching to Audi’s new naming policy and acquiring an tools improve in 2019, Audi’s ideal-at any time mid-sizer – the B9-generation A4 (and its extra seductive A5 cousin) – has been gifted a midlife makeover for 2020.
Visually, that indicates loads for the a little older A4 sedan and A4 Avant wagon than it does for the extra rakish A5 Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet.
Audi has altered almost each and every panel on both of those A4 body types – introducing subtle wheelarch blisters, amongst a multitude of rejuvenating thrives, to provide the B9 A4 into line with its fresher A1, A6 and new-generation A3 stablemates.
Audi would argue the funkier A5 presently experienced adequate creases in its panelwork, although it too visually rewards from tremendous-neat, slicing-edge new lights signatures that serve to underline the classiness of these bread-and-butter styles.
Bread and butter? Well, Australia’s bestselling variant is now the A5 Sportback (accounting for 40 per cent of complete A4/A5 revenue), forward of the A4 sedan (32 per cent) and S-badged overall performance styles (20 per cent).
But as our two-working day travel of this extensive A4/A5 range proves, not each and every 2020 variant builds on the suaveness of its predecessor.