This week, Audi released press photos and full specifications for the new A4 range, along with a detailed explanation of all the changes they had made - but nobody seemed to notice.
Granted, the alterations that have been made aren't exactly revolutionary. But they don't need to be. The A4 has a sophisticated style that is a long way off going out of fashion, which is why the nuanced improvements Audi made were exactly what was needed.
In the area surrounding the fog lights, the lower grille elements have morphed into a slightly different shape, angled a tad more sharply to frame the car's mouth a more closely and give it a more pronounced expression.
Similarly, the line tracing the bottom of the bumper has risen in the middle, giving the whole bumper a more angular shape to fit in with the new front end design, along with the newly L-shaped (rather than U-shaped) fog-light-surrounding grille element.
The S Line models will get 3D-looking grille slats too, as well as trapezoidal finishers on the exhaust tips. The rear diffusor is smaller, and buyers will have a choice of a range of modified 16 to 19 inch wheels.
The S Line Competition pack takes no prisoners, bearing its loud Turbo Blue paint, selenite silver front-bumper blade, an Audi logo on the rear door, red brake callipers, LED headlights, sport suspension, 19-inch Audi sport rims and even a roof spoiler on the Avant.
Poke your head inside and you'll see partial leather sport seats, a three-spoke steering wheel and RS carbon inlays.
All of that is expected to roll out in Europe in the next couple of months.