Audi S4 and S4 Avant

March 9, 2017
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High power, understated, with ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.

From 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.7 seconds at a fuel consumption level of 7.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (31.8 US mpg) – the new Audi S4 and the new Audi S4 Avant are advancing to the peak of the competitive field with strong performance and exemplary efficiency. Its newly developed turbo V6 engine outputs 260 kW (354 hp). New solutions in networking and assistance systems round out its features. Audi is transferring many technologies from the full-size class into the mid-size class.

The powerful core of the two new S models from Audi is a newly designed 3.0 TFSI engine. The direct gasoline injection engine with turbocharging has an output of 260 kW (354 hp) and produces a hefty torque of 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft) from 1,370 to 4,500 rpm. In terms of power and torque it surpasses the previous model, while its weight and fuel consumption are considerably lower.

The turbocharged V6 engine accelerates the Audi S4 from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.7 seconds, and on up to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph). The standard sprint takes two tenths of a second longer in the S4 Avant. In the NEDC cycle, the S4 Sedan only consumes 7.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (32.2 US mpg), which equates to 166 grams of CO2 per kilometer (267.2 g/mi). The Audi S4 Avant has a fuel consumption rate of 7.5 liters per 100 kilometers (31.4 US mpg), which equates to 175 grams of CO2 per kilometer (281.6 g/mi).

A fast and smoothly shifting eight-speed tiptronic handles the power transmission. The lower gears have short, sporty ratios, while the upper gears are long in order to reduce revs and fuel consumption. When the driver releases the accelerator pedal at a speed between 55 and 160 km/h (34.2 and 99.4 mph) the automatic transmission switches over to an efficient freewheeling mode.

The quattro permanent all-wheel drive makes a large contribution to the sporty handling of the S4 and S4 Avant cars. In normal driving, it distributes slightly more engine forces to the rear wheels but, if necessary, the majority of the forces can be directed to the axle with better traction.

Wheel-selective torque control optimizes handling and stability in fast cornering with minimal brake interventions. The optional sport differential actively distributes torque between the rear wheels.

The standard S sport chassis lowers the body’s ride height by 23 mm (0.9 in) compared to the A4 base model. The same height applies to the optional chassis with damper control. The Audi drive select handling system integrates what is referred to as CDC (continuous damping control) dampers along with the engine, steering, tiptronic and optional sport differential. This lets the driver control the characteristics of the engine and suspension over several modes.

Audi S4
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.5 – 7.3 (31.4 – 32.2 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 170 – 166 (273.6 – 267.2 g/mi)

Audi S4 Avant
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.6 – 7.5 (30.9 – 31.4 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 175 – 171 (281.6 – 275.2 g/mi)
(Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

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