Audi S4 

  • $47k built in Germany
  • 2010
  • 329 HP 3.0L
  • 155 mph
The 2013 Audi A4 is powered by an efficient 2.0-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 211 horsepower and delivers impressive fuel economy.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
TURBOCHARGED ENGINEIn a class dominated by 6-cylinder engines, the 2013 Audi A4 stands apart with a boosted 4-cylinder that delivers smooth and strong thrust as well as satisfying fuel economy.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Audi S4

0-60mph

Audi S4
5.1 s

Top speed

Audi S4
155 mph
Audi RS 4
155 mph
Camaro SS Coupe
155 mph

0-100mph

Audi S4
11 s
Audi RS 4
10 s

Top Gear track time

Audi S4
1:30.90
Audi RS 4
1:25.60

1/4 mile

Audi S4
12.83 s

Nurburgring time

Audi S4
11:49.0
Audi RS 4
7:58.0

Data points Key details of the Audi S4

Price

Horsepower

Audi S4
329 HP

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Powertrain

Transmitting the power to the wheels is a crisp six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed version of Audi’s excellent S tronic dual-clutch transmission.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2008)
It’s a great engine with a deliciously broad powerband that delivers oodles of linear and, with the almost imperceptible interruptions of the S tronic ‘box, seamless urge, each lightning-quick, red-line upshifts accompanied by that cute exhaust ‘thraarp’ you always get with the VW Group’s performance powertrains.
by EVO (Dec, 2011)
The seven-speed version of Audi's dual-clutch S tronic transmission, which makes its U.S. debut in the S4, is definitely the gearbox to go for, although a six-speed manual is standard.
by AutomobileMag (Dec, 2012)

Performance

At BMW, the 333-hp S4 splits the 306-hp 335i and the 420-hp M3.
by AutomobileMag (Dec, 2012)
In addition, maximum torque comes on at just 2500 rpm and remains constant through 4850 rpm, making the car especially responsive in everyday driving (as an example, Audi cites a 50 to 75-mph time of 4.4 sec), and while some may miss the previous S4's V-8 rumble, in fact at 5.1 sec the new model is actually a couple ticks faster from 0 to 62 mph.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2008)
Maximum torque, that crucial parameter for drivability, increases from 302 to 325 lb-ft, and it is now available between 2900 and 5300 rpm rather than peaking at 3500 rpm.
by AutomobileMag (Dec, 2012)

Engine

The power delivery is linear, and the Eaton-supplied supercharger, making at most 11.6 psi of boost, comes on gradually without the normally associated supercharger whine.
by Car and Driver (Feb, 2009)
When the 2010 S4 goes on sale in the fall, buyers will find an engine more similar to that early turbo six than to the outgoing V-8: a supercharged V-6.
by Car and Driver (Feb, 2009)
The six-cylinder has better low-end grunt and, according to Audi, 27 percent better fuel economy than did the V-8.
by Car and Driver (Feb, 2009)

Handling

Regardless of gearbox, the S4 provides the confidence-inspiring traction of a rear-biased 40/60 quattro all-wheel-drive system, 245/40R18 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A summer tires, hefty 13.6-in.
by MotorTrend (Dec, 2008)
Best of all, the new A4s get a Servotronic steering mechanism that varies the level of assistance depending on vehicle speed, lending a much better steering feel than current systems do.
by Car and Driver (Dec, 2004)
With the exception of the 335xi, none are equipped with Audi's party piece: all-wheel drive.
by AutoBlog (Sep, 2009)

Transmission

Transmission options are a six-speed manual and seven-speed automated manual, the latter equipped with dual clutches for fast gear changes.
by cars.com (Aug, 2012)
The standard transmission is a six-speed manual.
by Car and Driver (Feb, 2009)
It is similar to the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox in the 2009 Porsche 911, in that the seventh speed is geared toward fuel economy.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2008)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Audi
Price $46,725
Type of car Production car
Year 2010
City mileage 18 MPG
Highway mileage 27 MPG

design

Platform Audi B8
Generation Fifth Generation
Body style Sedan
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make Audi 6-speed manual
Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Optional
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.67:1
  2. 2: 2.16:1
  3. 3: 1.52:1
  4. 4: 0.13:1
  5. 5: 0.92:1
  6. 6: 0.78:1
Axle ratio 3.88:1
Paddle shifters Optional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Multi link, Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes Audi Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Audi Ventilated Discs
Front tires Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 255/35R19
Front wheels 457/? 203
Wheel material Alloy
Rear tires Dunlop Sport Maxx GT tyres 265/35R19
Rear wheels 457/? 203
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.83 s
0-60mph 5.1 s
0-100mph 11 s
0-200kph 17.5 s
Distance 109 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.92 g
Top gear time 1:30.90
20.6km nurburgring time 11:49.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:16.70
Drag coefficient 0.29

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.78 lb/hp
Maximum hp 329 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 325 ft-lb @ 5,300 RPM
Engine placement Front
Weight distribution 55%/45%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 feet
Steering system Hydraulic Power Assisted Rack and Pinion

engine

Engine make Audi 3.0 L TFSI V6
Displacement 2,998 cc
Cylinders V6
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.33 in / 3.51 in
Block material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Audi VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,874 lb
Width 71.9 in
Height 56.2 in
Length 185.2 in
Front track width 61.6 in
Wheelbase 110.6 in
Has a rear spoiler No
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