The Audi A4 went through its last redesign in 2017, bringing in a new look, new powertrain options, and some new tech. In 2021, Audi tweaked the lineup with a 13-horsepower increase in the four-cylinder engines, standard all-wheel drive, and some new standard tech. With the 2021 updates fending off the calls for more significant updates, we expect the 2022 Audi A4 to hit showrooms as a carryover model.
As with every Audi redesign, the 2017 A4’s visual redo was just barely over the “refresh” line. This design consistency has remained for ages, and it prevailed through the 2021 model year. There’s no need for Audi to change that path now, so we expect the 2022 A4 to roll in with the same design it’s had for the past five years.
Where the 2021 A4 saw some changes was in its standard features. It now includes standard leather upholstery, 17-inch wheels, heated power-adjustable front seats, LED headlights, three-zone climate control, a sunroof, and that 10.1-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and USB-tethered Android Auto. We expect these features to remain the same in the 2022 Audi A4.
Under its hood, the 2021 A4 received a generous 13-hp boost from its four-cylinder engines. The increase put these 2.0-liter engines at 201 and 261 hp in the A4 40 and A4 45, respectively. Both engines mate with a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The current S4 boasts a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that pumps 349 hp through an eight-speed automatic transmission and out to all four wheels. We expect all three powertrain options to remain the same in the 2022 A4.
The IIHS adores the 2021 Audi A4, bestowing it the Top Safety Pick honor – the Institute’s second-highest rating. These high praises are thanks to “Good” crash test scores across the board, “Good”-rated optional LED projector lights, and “Superior”-rated standard automatic emergency braking. We expect these ratings to remain the same in the 2022 Audi A4.