China Getting Facelifted Audi A4 L, Spotted In 40 TFSI Spec

In 2016, Audi launched its latest long wheelbase A4 in China, under the moniker A4 L, during the Beijing Auto Show.

Compared to its predecessor, that car was longer by 2 inches (4 cm), measuring 189 inches (4.81 m) in length. Its wheelbase was nearly 115 inches long (2.91 m), giving rear seat passengers an extra 4 inches (10 cm) for stretching their legs compared to the regular model.

Now, it’s time for an update, and Chinese outlet Autohome managed to get their hands on a few shots depicting a grey-colored prototype. We say prototype because it’s still wearing a little bit of tape around the headlights and taillights, as well as on the sides.

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Even so, it’s clear that it has undergone the same changes as the global A4 for the 2020 model year that was unveiled back in May. To recap, there’s a new singleframe grille which is wider and shorter than before, new headlights, re-shaped taillights and new bumpers.

The chrome grille surround is a neat touch, which is something that was also present on its predecessor. We also expect to see a chrome strip at the rear, something Audi and Chinese joint-venture partner FAW have masked on this particular prototype.

Inside, the restyled Audi A4 L should get the automaker’s latest MMI infotainment system with the 10.1-inch touch display boasting acoustic feedback, among many other tech.

2019 Audi A4 L pictured

Finally, there’s the engine range. The current A4 L is available in 35 TFSI, 40 TFSI and 45 TFSI quattro specs. Now, judging by the badges on this car, it appears that the 40 TFSI version will be available with all-wheel drive as well.

The current A4 L 40 TFSI is powered by a 140 PS (138 HP) version of the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline unit that’s used on the A4 L 45 TFSI quattro, where it produces 185 PS (185 HP), and we expect the same engine to carry over to the Chinese-spec model.

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