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The Audi A4 has undergone a mid-life refresh focused on subtle styling updates and equipment changes. Applied across both the saloon and Avant estate variants, the visual changes are designed to give the BMW 3 Series rival a more striking external appearance.

SE and Sport models gain a new front and rear bumper design, more pronounced side skirts and a bespoke finish for the grilles. Avant versions add a roof edge spoiler, while other rear-end modifications include a rear diffuser flanked by a revised finish to the exhaust tailpipes.

SE versions gain a new design for their 17-inch diameter alloy wheels while Sport models now have 18-inch versions.

The more upmarket S Line and Black Edition grades will now employ a 3D-look single-frame front-end design with a honeycomb grille, edged by wedge-shaped bumpers with large air inlets, the design helping to guide some front-end airflow past the now 19-inch wheels. These, too, have been revised, as have the rear tailpipes and diffuser.

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Black Edition buyers can also now select a new exterior body colour option, dubbed Turbo Blue.

SE models now come with navigation as standard. The five-inch monochrome driver’s information green has been replaced by a seven-inch colour version while the buttons on the steering wheel now access more functions.

Sport specification upgrades include four-way lumbar adjustment for the driver and front passenger seats. S line and Black Edition models gain the high beam assist function for automatic toggling between dipped and high headlight beams as required, while all A4 versions now include automatic electrically folding door mirrors.

Order books for the new A4 versions, dubbed the 2019 Model Year, open later this summer ahead of first deliveries towards the end of 2018. Audi is yet to confirm any pricing changes.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.