Sunday, June 03, 2007

New 2009 A4 illustration


And it looks pretty real to me.

Of course, now everyone thinks the next A4 will look like the new A5.
They all look pretty good, but they all look like each others. Even Mercedes and BMW try to make their models look a bit different now.
If the A4 turns out to be just a four door A5.. Well.....

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's a Hyundai Sonata/Honda Accord all in one!

Anonymous said...

I know it's just an illustration, but the hood seems much longer and makes the whole car look less athletic. Increasing the back seat legroom is fine, butthis car shouldn't approach a6 territory.

Anonymous said...

if the a4 is going to look like the a5.. will the a4 coupe look a like a smaller version of the a5? i think they need to get rid of that waterfall grill design... getting old and never looked good anyway. audi sucks

Anonymous said...

From the start I liked the big Audi grill. The previous front end design was tired IMO. I'm not a fan of this A4 illustration though. The body section almost looks American. What happened to the industrial inspired Bauhaus (sp?) looks?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

It's a Hyundai Sonata/Honda Accord all in one!


But without their reliability!

Anonymous said...

Since the next A4 will be based on the same platform as the A5 (making it more or less an A5 4-door), the illustration is probably fairly accurate, though I agree, the proportions look a little off. And there won't be an A4 coupe; the A5 essentially takes it's place.

Anonymous said...

Well, I did mean to say an Accord/Sonata clone without their reliability, but you beat me to it befor I could add it to my previous post. Nice catch! :-)

Anonymous said...

Well, I did mean to say an Accord/Sonata clone without their reliability, but you beat me to it before I could add it to my previous post. Nice catch! :-)

Then I cede credit to you since I was merely tailgating your previous comments. ;-)

I think this is an elegant if conservative car (or illustration, or whatever we're seeing), but Audi has not fared well in reliability ratings for many years. At these (adjusted) prices, we used to expect and get solid, reliable engineering from previous generation German cars.

What happened?