Updated “B9.5” Audi Q5 Spied Testing

Audi is in the midst of a mid-lifecycle freshening of its entire B-segment lineup, a mid-lifecycle freshening of the B9 that began in May with the Audi A4/S4/allroad ,with updated A5/S5, Q5/SQ5 and RS variants to follow. We've been seeing A5 variant test mules now for a while, and today we've gotten some great pics of the updated Q5 out testing... and complete with interior shots. The B-segment is the heart of the Audi range, where the brand sells its greatest volumes in most mar...

Audi A5 Sportback S-line Facelift Hot Weather Testing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32100"] The facelifted A5 Sportback has been spotted hot weather testing by our spy photographers. This lightly camouflaged example looks to have an S-line front spoiler in addition to new grille, headlights, and bumper up front. The rear boasts a slightly revised rear bumper and freshened rear lights. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32106"] We don't have any interior photos but it's said that Audi will be carrying over a new ve...

Audi RS 5 Sportback Facelift Spied

Today, spy photographers have caught site of the first facelift RS 5 Sportback test mule seen thus far. This'll be the mid-lifecycle improvement of the current B9-generation RS 5, so known in enthusiast circles as the "B9.5". Many of the expected changes that will come with the B9/5 freshening have already been seen in the recently introduced B9/5 A4/S4 range. These include significant improvements in the in-car experience including touch screen MMI and more. Unlike the A4/S4, updat...

B9.5 Audi RS 4 Test Mule Spied

With the so-called "B9.5" range of A4 and S4 mid-lifecycle product improvements now revealed, it's only a matter of time before the B9.5 RS 4 Avant also takes its bow. As if on cue, an RS 4 Avant test mule has now been spied. Like its other B9.5 A4/S4 siblings, the RS 4 will get new headlights, taillights and trim like the singleframe grille. While it's doubtful at this time that the RS 4 will get a more powerful engine, that doesn't mean that Audi doesn't have a card to play in this regard. H...

B9.5 Audi A4 allroad Spied

With all the rumors and speculation about the A6 allroad and RS 6 Avant potentially coming to America, it is perhaps easy to forget that Audi's A4 allroad, the lone Avant currently in America, is also due for a facelift. When test mules of that next-generation car (dubbed B9.5 those in-the-know) make a showing on test routes, it should definitely be newsworthy. On one hand, changes to A4 allroad drivetrain aren't expected to be revolutionary. The current car makes do with Audi's potent 2.0...

Updated “B9.5” Audi A5 Cabriolet Spied Testing

The latest Audi test mule to be spied out and about in winter testing is the A5 Cabriolet. This blacked out Cabriolet wears cladding around the expected change points, though still reveals some key details about the soon-to-come update for Audi's B-segment coupé, Cabriolet and Sportback. For starters, those likely LED Matrix beam headlights appear to be different, using more black in their housings. The grille and secondary fascia grilles show the hexagonal patterning we've seen in recently up...

B9.5 Audi RS 4 Avant Spied Cold Weather Testing

Audi is prepping a "B9.5" mid-lifecycle refreshening for its B-segment range of cars including A4, A5 and Q5 families. In as much, spy photographers have been catching mules of these cars cold weather testing this winter. While not offered in the USA, we have no doubt that the sighting of a B9.5 RS 4 Avant is enough to get serious attention from any red-blooded Audi aficionado. Given this is a mid-lifecycle freshening, don't expect significant drivetrain differences. Instead, consider the...