Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille

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Audi’s so called “Singleframe” grille is one of the most questionable design features of the last decade. First introduced on the 2004 facelift of the Audi A8, it became a signature feature of every Audi ever since - which caused many discussions. Some people like it, most people say it has become too big, and other people say that it makes all Audis look the same - but still Audi has kept the design for more than 10 years.
German car magazine Auto Motor und Sport has asked Photoshop-specialist Theopilus Chin to imagine how current Audi models would look like with a more traditional split grille - and here are the results.

#1: Audi A1

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The smallest car in Audi’s line-up really doesn’t need such a big grille, right? I quite like the photohopped version - just tweak the shape of the grille a bit so it doesn’t look quite as much as a pig, and it’s ready to go into production without the Singleframe!

#2: Audi A3

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Next up, we’ve got the A3, Audi’s rival for the Volkswagen Golf (or the Jetta in this case, as this appears to be the saloon) - doesn’t it look better without that huge grille? Sure, it may take some getting used to, but I really quite like it.

#3: Audi S3 Cabriolet

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Here we’ve got the convertible version of the A3, and especially from that angle, the split grille looks great - and even meaner than the standard one!

#4: Audi A4

Audi - Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille - News

It’s got this traditional vibe to it, right? A throwback to the time when all Audis had split grilles - for example the first generation of the A4.

#5: Audi A5 Sportback

Audi - Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille - News

Sadly, this isn’t the new A5, because at the time these renders were made, it wasn’t available yet. Still, you get the idea, right?

#6: Audi A5 Cabriolet

Audi - Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille - News

This generation of the A5 convertible is - in my opinion - the best looking Audi ever made. And to be honest, the split grille doesn’t make it look any worse.

#7: Audi A6 Allroad

Audi - Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille - News

Which one would you rather be tailgated by? The grille on wheels or the pig on wheels? Seriously though, tweak the shape of the upper grille a bit, and this thing is ready to hit production.

#8: Audi S6

Audi - Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille - News

This S6 ended up looking a bit sad and dazzled - but at least it doesn’t have this monstrous grille anymore.

#9: Audi A7 Sportback

Audi - Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille - News

Dang, this A7 looks mean! The split grille really emphasizes the width of the car.

#10: Audi A8

Audi - Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille - News

I don’t think Angela Merkel would mind if her state car would look like this.

#11: Audi Q3

Audi - Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille - News

I have to admit, the Q3 without the Singleframe looks downright ugly. But I’m confident the designers at Audi could make it work - if they wanted to.

#12: Audi Q5

Audi - Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille - News

Again, this is sadly the old model - but still it looks promising! Audi should really give this a go.

#13: Audi Q7

Audi - Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille - News

And now the biggest grille of them all, big enough to eat a Smart car - it just looks so much better after the split-grille-treatment, right?

#14: Audi TT

Audi - Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille - News

The TT is another one of these models where the split grille just works out brilliantly. It should have come like this from factory!

#15: Audi R8

Audi - Here's What 15 Current Audi Models Would Look Like Without The Infamous Singleframe Grille - News

And finally, the R8’s split grille version also looks very convincing. Please Audi, give it a try!

These renders were made to show the possibilities of Singleframe-less Audis - it’s very unlikely that we will ever see them on the streets, though. Audi will just keep enlarging their grilles until the entire front of the car is covered in them - but hey, at some point, they will have to make them smaller again, right?

What do you think about the Singleframe - Yay or Nay? And do you like these alternatives? Comment below!
Tobi aka The Stig’s German Cousin