2010 Audi S4 Sedan and Avant with 333 HP review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 23 September 2008 , 19:09:26 byVeronica

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Audi S4 Sedan and Avant with 333 HP

German carmaker Audi introduced the S4 and the S4 Avant. Both models are powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine with direct fuel injection and mechanical turbo-charging capable of delivering 333 horsepower. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The fuel consumption reaches 24.25 mpg. If needed, the carmaker can equip the new S4 and S4 Avant with innovative technologies that further increase their lead over the competition. The 7-speed S Tronic changes gears with lighting speed, and the new sport differential distributes the torque as needed between the rear wheels. Both transmission structures are continuously active, but only one is powered at a time by the engine. For example, when the driver accelerates in 3rd gear, the 4th gear is already engaged in the second transmission structure. This process takes only a few hundredths of a second and is completed without interrupting traction. The 7-speed S Tronic is designed for maximum efficiency. The Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system transfers power to the road with supreme ease. It ensures safe self-steering characteristics, high stability and excellent traction in comparison with rear-wheel drive competitors. The chassis of both new S models received stiffer axle bearings, and the sporty tuning with stiff shock absorbers puts the chassis 20 mm closer to the road. To send the power to the road, the carmaker uses 18-inch and optional 19-inch cast aluminum wheels. The Audi drive select driving dynamics system is a further high-end technology featured on the new S4 and S4 Avant. This can only be ordered in combination with one or more of three additional technologies the sport differential, adaptive control for the shock absorbers, or dynamic steering, which is an additional high-tech solution. The new S4 will be presented to the world in October at the Paris Auto Show.