With only days to the launch of the Geneva Motor Show, Audi is expanding the A4 family with new models of the high-performance Audi S4 and S4 Avant, featuring a newly developed V6 engine. Sporty, lightweight and powerful, the new Audi S4 and Audi S4 Avant are advancing to the peak of the competitive field with strong performance and exemplary efficiency.
Lightweight and strong: the 3.0 TFSI
The strong heart of the two new S models from Audi is a newly conceptualised 3.0 TFSI engine. The turbo V6 engine produces a hefty torque of 500 Nm and accelerates the Audi S4 from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. In the NEDC cycle, the S4 Saloon only consumes 7.4 litres of fuel per 100 km, which equates to less than 170 grams CO2 per kilometre and an annual road tax bill of €570.
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 engine forces with a slight emphasis of the rear wheels – if necessary the majority of forces can be directed to the axle with better traction. The optional sport differential actively distributes torque between the rear wheels.
The appearance of the new S4 models is sporty but not ostentatious. The bumper, air inlets and side sills feature distinctive contours. The exterior mirror housings shine with an aluminium look. The rear bumper integrates a black honeycomb grille, aluminium diffuser trim and four tailpipes. An intelligent combination of materials makes the bodies very torsionally stiff, safe and lightweight. The new S4 Saloon with standard quattro drive weighs just 1,630 kg – 75 kg less than the predecessor model.
The new S4 models from Audi will arrive in the Irish market in August 2016. Their extensive standard equipment includes LED headlights, LED tail lights with dynamic turn signal, 18‑inch wheels with S-specific design, front sport seats upholstered in an Alcantara/leather combination and a leather-trimmed 3‑spoke sport steering wheel with multifunction plus. The price for the S4 Saloon in Ireland will be released prior to launch.