Audi S4 and S4 Avant: more powerful and lighter
We knew quite a bit about the new Audi S4 and Audi S4 Avant but it was not until now that we have received a full press release with all the information we wanted to know. The imminent arrival of the Geneva Motor Show, where both models will wear palmito, has led the online breakout.
Audi S4 exterior and interior design
We are facing a sports model in two versions, sedan and family, something we can intuit eyeballing the bumpers, side skirts and air intakes. There are also aluminum trim and certain finished in matt gray of different hues that accentuate its uniqueness parties. In addition, we stumbled behind an aluminum diffuser and four tailpipes just below an elongated honeycomb grille design honeycomb black.
The Audi S4, with standard all -wheel drive, weighs 1,630 kilos , while the Audi S4 weighs 1,675 kilos . That means that there has been a reduction in weight of 75 kilos when compared to previous models.
From inside we can emphasize comfort, elegance and sportiness that oozes. Accommodates five passengers and offers a load capacity of 480 liters, a figure that stretches up to 505 liters in the case of the Audi S4 Avant, with the rear bench folded can go up to 1,510 liters of capacity.
Series, the upholstery is fine nappa leather available in black, gray or red magma rotor. It is not a bland upholstery because it comes with contrasting stitching, diamond pattern and distinctive S to note that it is not an Audi anyone. Optionally, you can ask S sports seats with integrated headrests, massage function and adjustable side supports.
In these renewed S4 and S4 Avant for the first time you can enjoy the Audi virtual cockpit in option, which displays the most relevant information on a screen of 12.3 inches.
The heart of these two machines is a 3.0 – liter V6 TFSI that works with direct injection and supercharging by turbocharger. We are talking about 354 hp of power and 500 Nm of torque between 1,370 and 4,500 rpm. They are figures that improve its predecessor, so it is not surprising that it can go from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds (4.9 S4 Avant) to a limited top speed of 250 km / h electronically.
As far as consumption and emissions are concerned, the reduction in the weight of both is reflected in the recorded data. Consumes an average of 7.4 l / 100 km (7.5 l / km S4 Avant) and emits 170 g / km of CO2 (175 g / km S4 Avant).
Audi S4 Avant dynamic improvements
To further improve their behavior, Audi engineers have opted for a automatic gearbox double clutch, eight – speed tiptronic able to change faster to emphasize its sporty performance gear. So when we talk about lower gears, because the higher gears are longer in order to save fuel. In fact, between 55 and 160 km / h transmission is switched off automatically when the driver lifts his foot off the accelerator, causing the vehicle to move taking advantage of the inertia.
Audi S4 Avant connectivity
Another important step is the one that has to do with connectivity. Its system of infotainment has been developed to provide integrated services in Audi connect , with which you can enjoy high – speed Internet 4G LTE.
The functions of a smartphone can be controlled via MMI connect , which gives us the ability to lock and unlock car doors, knowing where we parked or activate the optional auxiliary air conditioning system. In addition, with the new service Calendar you can keep abreast of all your appointments, as transferred directly to the car.
You can connect any compatible phone with Apple Car Play and Android Auto and manage some of its functions via the MMI or voice control. The German company has developed applications that are designed to be used in the vehicle where the online music and navigation main attractions. And if that were not enough, in the not too distant future arrive Pandora and WhatsApp.
Such technology would be useless if we do not solve problems of security . These new Audi S4 and S4 Avant incorporate so prized systems like Stop & Go, which is able to stop the vehicle and resume walking again, or adaptive cruise control, very useful to keep the distances to the vehicle ahead. In that sense it is noteworthy assistant driving in traffic jams, which accelerates and brakes for us when the traffic is congested.
As standard equipment, we can highlight its LED taillights with flashing dynamic, alloy wheels 18 inch design S, sporty three – spoke multifunction steering wheel lined in leather or sports seats upholstered in leather and Alcantara.
In the S4 Avant, we can also enjoy the electrically operated tailgate or tray that hides the compartment as luggage. Not only that, but we can also ask for the opening of the boot for gestural control , instrumentation head-up display or headlights LED Matrix .
Audi S4 Avant Price and Availability
Both versions, the saloon and family, come to the main markets this same summer . We do not know how much they cost in Spain, but in Germany already known to ask for 59,300 euros 61,150 euros S4 and S4 Avant by.