Audi starts selling the new generation S4 in sedan and station wagon versions

The fifth generation A4 is starting to present its most interesting versions. This is the case for the new S4, which has been finally put for sale both as a sedan and as a station wagon, called Avant by the German brand. Under the hood, they have a more impressive 3.0 TFSI V6 that produces 260 kW and 500 Nm from 1,370 rpm to 4,500 rpm. The transmission is an 8-speed automatic, probably the same one Aisin supplies for front-wheel drive competitors. Audi will charge 59,300 euros for the sedan and 61,150 euros for the Avant.

Static photo, Colour: Misano Red

   Static photo, Colour: Misano Red

The S4 is 4.75 m long, 1.84 m wide, probably 1.40 m tall and has a wheelbase of 2.83 m.  The S4 Avant shares the same measures with the sedan, according to Audi, apart from weight. The sedan weighs 1,630 kg and the Avant, 1,675 kg. They are 75 kg lighter than their predecessors. In its sedan body, the S4 has a boot of 480 l, while the Avant has a 505 l luggage compartment, which can be expanded to up to 1,510 liters.

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The cars use 18-inch wheels mated to 245/40 R18 tires. There is the option of 19-inch wheels. Inside them you can find 350 mm internally-vented and perforated disc brakes in front, bitten by six-piston black calipers. You can order them in red, if you prefer. There is no information on the rear brakes.

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Getting to what really matters in both of them, the S4 Sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 s. The Avant does the same in 4.9 s. Their top speed it electronically limited to 250 km/h.

 

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.