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Popular family Audi A4 continues to expand and they broaden the range of products with sports sedan S4 and wagon S4 Avant. Audi S4 name was originally used to refer to high-performance sport version of the Audi 100 and later it was used for the same modifications of Audi A4. The latest generation of Audi S4 (type 8K) was launched in November 2008. The basis of the new S4 became the model Audi B8 A4, built on the Volkswagen Group MLB / MLP platform. This and more will be described in Audi A4 Review.
Under the hood of the new representative of the Audi family is hidden 3-liter V6 TFSI engine. Thanks to direct injection and turbo-supercharge it develops 354 horsepower and maximum torque of 500 Nm between 1,370 and 4,500 rev / min. 8-step “automatic” Tiptronic from ZF Company runs in tandem with the engine. But the realization of the full potential of the power unit is allowed by proprietary quattro all-wheel drive transmission with a vector distribution of torque between the axles. As an option the new product is offered with sport differential, which allows controlling the distribution of torque between each of the rear wheels.
The turbocharged V6 Audi S4 allows accelerating to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds and speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h. The station wagon requires 0.2 seconds more to reach the hundred. At the same time the average fuel consumption declared by the manufacturer is 7.4 l / 100 km by the S4 sedan and 7.5 liters by the wagon.
Front and rear wheel suspension uses five-link, which ensures a high level of comfort; and the clarity of control over the entire speed range is provided by adaptive power steering. Compared with the usual Audi A4 sports version S4 has reduced ground clearance by 23 mm.
Buyers can choose between a basic 18-inch alloy wheels with tires in the dimension 245/40 or 19-inch wheels from Audi Sport. Front wheels are provided with perforated vented 350 mm diameter discs with six slides, which can be painted in black and red color (optional).
Despite the sporty orientation, the new Audi S4 and S4 Avant offer comfortable five-seat interior and trunk volume of 480 liter in a sedan and 505-1510 liters in a wagon. As an option the buyer can order front sport seats with integrated headrests, adjustable side bolsters and massage function. Nappa leather is used as the finishing on the seats; it can be black, gray or red color with a diamond-shaped pattern, contrast stitching and version S brand mark. Black panel is cleverly contrasted with the polished aluminum.
The new product is offered with fully digital instrument panel with a 12.3-inch display (optional). In its arsenal branded MMI multimedia system has: 8.3-inch touch screen, touchpad and head control. The availability of access points to the Internet via Wi-Fi allows you to stay in touch with the outside world.
The cost of sedan S4 started at 59,300 Euros, and the Avant S4 wagon - at least EUR 61,150.
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