With the sedan variant out since the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Ingolstadt has finally revealed its new Audi S4 Avant – the estate “S” model of the B9 generation A4. Save for its rear end design, cargo capacities and slightly affected performance figures, the hot S4 Avant mirrors almost every aspect of the S4 sedan. Under its hood sits a new 3.0 litre V6 turbocharged engine that delivers 354 hp and 500 Nm of torque – massive gains over the previous model’s supercharged V6, which delivered 333 hp and 440 Nm. The S4 Avant is only slightly slower than its sedan counterpart, capable of performing the century sprint in 4.9 seconds, as opposed to the sedan’s 4.7 seconds. An eight-speed tiptronic torque converter auto transmission is now standard fare, replacing the previous S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Not surprisingly, the unit delivers engine power to all four wheels via a permanent quattro all-wheel drive system. However, despite the additional … [Read more...] about B9 Audi S4 Avant revealed
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The 2020 Audi S4 Avant facelift has been snapped testing out and about in Sweden as it edges towards it premiere, perhaps later this year or in early 2020. The prototype you see pictured is covered in camouflage but we have a reasonably good idea of what the vehicle will look like thanks to previous spy images of it and the facelifted Audi RS4. When compared to the previous S4, the new model will benefit from updated headlights and taillights but at the front, will continue to feature large and aggressive air intakes. Additionally, the 2020 Audi S4 Avant will be sold with a bespoke set of sports wheels which will sit over a set of uprated brake discs and calipers. At the rear, the prototype pictured includes four circular tailpipes and has a slightly more overt bumper than will be found in the regular facelifted A4. Interior alterations made to the facelifted S4 Avant are expected to be minor but there will be a tweaked dashboard inspired by the latest Audi A6. This new dashboard will … [Read more...] about 2020 Audi S4 Avant Coming For BMW M340i And Mercedes-AMG C43
Last month we saw prototypes of the facelifted Audi A4 for the first time and now it’s time to see the go-faster S4 version too. As before, the S4 represents the performance-focused alternative for Audi A4 buyers who don’t want (or afford) to go all the way and get the range-topping RS4 Avant. The S4 also represents Audi’s rival for the Mercedes-AMG C43 and the BMW M340i. The first sighting of a new Audi S4 prototype comes in Avant flavor and brings quite a few changes. The photos reveal a full body wrap that doesn’t allow too many details to be noticed. However, we can spot the newly-designed air intakes carved into the front bumper, as well as the new RS4-inspired grille with a honeycomb structure that replaces the current model’s design consisting of horizontal lines. The headlights appear to be in for a significant update as well, although the disguise makes it hard to anticipate what they will look like in the end. They do seem to be full-LED units, … [Read more...] about 2020 Audi S4 Avant Facelift Shows RS4-Inspired Snout For The First Time
Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of prototypes. Now a new prototype has been spotted, and this one is for the sporty S4 in Avant wagon guise. While this updated S4 Avant isn't destined for sale in the United States, we should see similar updates on the S4 sedan we do get here. The headlights are new and no longer feature the teardrop element of the current S4 headlights, while the front grille is also wider and lower than on the current S4. The changes at the rear are much more subtle and consist of a new light signature for the taillights and a slight refresh of the rear fascia. 2021 Audi S4 Avant facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien There's no shot of the cabin but inside, the dashboard could be redesigned so that the infotainment screen is integrated within the center stack instead of tacked on to the top of the dash like in the current … [Read more...] about 2021 Audi S4 Avant spy shots
While the seller of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe S4 estate says it needs some work, he also claims that the big ticket item—replacement of the timing chain guides—has already been done. Let’s see if this hot wagon’s price will make it one and done. If you’re a big fan of David Bowie’s Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes you might have wanted to turn and face the strange that was represented by last Friday’s 1988 BMW 750iL. That V12 luxury sedan it had gone through a number of transmutations to achieve its current, supercharged and manually transmitted form. For the rest of us however, its reported need of a new clutch (damn that manual conversion!) and $6,500 asking price evoked more the feeling of wham, bam, no thank you ma’am and the heavily modded car went down in a massive 87-percent Crack Pipe loss. My favorite Bowie song is Heroes, off the 1977 album of the same title. This disk was the second of Bowie’s ‘Berlin … [Read more...] about At $5,000, Could This ‘Work Needing’ 2004 Audi S4 Avant Still Work for You?