2016 Audi A4 spied image

The next generation of the Audi A4 has been caught on camera recently while it was being tested out.

The German based automaker Audi has fallen behind with its D-segment sedan, the A4, compared to the competition which already has new generations of the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. But that doesn’t mean that the vehicle has been left aside and the company is already working on a replacement for the current version. This has been caught on camera recently, by our spy photographers, while it was being tested out on public roads, wrapped around in some heavy camouflage.

The future generation of the Audi A4 is believed to ride on a completely new platform which should shed some weight from its body and it will also come with the cylinder deactivation technology on the 1.4 liter TSI unit, which will shut down two cylinders on low and medium loads, helping cut down the fuel consumption. The two cylinders can be activated / deactivated in just 36 milliseconds, so you won’t feel the difference. A plug-in hybrid version is also planned on the model, which will use a 211 HP (157 kW) 2.0 TFSI and a 95 HP (71 kW) electric motor. More details on the next Audi A4 are limited for the moment and will be announced next year.