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Encyclopedia > Audi S4
Audi S4
Manufacturer Audi
Parent company Volkswagen Group
Production 1991–
Assembly Ingolstadt, Germany
Layout Front engine / Four-wheel drive

The Audi S4 is a high performance sport version of the popular Audi A4. The S4 name was originally used for the sport version of the Audi 100. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution (934 × 625 pixel, file size: 580 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... {{Infobox Company | company_slogan = Vorsprung durch Technik (Advancement Through Technique) | Never Follow | company_name = Audi AG | company_logo = | company_type = Public (Xetra: NSU) | | foundation = 1909 | location_city = Ingolstadt | location_country = Germany | key_people = August Horch, Founder Rupert Stadler, Chairman | industry = Automotive | products = Luxury Automobiles, Engines | revenue = € 28. ... Volkswagen Group (ISIN: DE0007664005, TYO: 7659 ) is a German automobile manufacturer and one of the largest automotive companies worldwide. ... Ingolstadt is a city in the Federal State of Bavaria, Germany. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... A front-mounted engine describes the placement of an automobile engine in front of or on the front axle. ... This article is missing citation of sources. ... The Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1995. ... Audi 100 Avant 1994 (C4) The Audi 100 was a mid-sized automobile from Audi that was made between 1968 and 1994. ...

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First generation, C4 (1991-1994)

First generation
Audi S4
Production 1991–1994
Body style(s) 4-door saloon
5-door estate
Platform Volkswagen B4 plaform
Engine(s) 2.2 L 20-valve turbo I5
4.2 L 32-valve V8
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 105.8 in
Length 193.4 in
Width 71.4 in
Height 56.1 in
Related Audi 100 (C4)

Audi was re-configuring its lineup during the early 1990s, and introduced the S4 in 1991 as the performance version of the re-styled 100 sedan. Despite being based on the C4 Platform and sharing its basic structure with the 100, the S4 effectively took the place of the 200 Turbo Quattro, which had been discontinued the year before. Being the first in the S4 lineup, it is commonly referred to as the UrS4, coming from the German words Ursprünglich (original). Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 396 pixelsFull resolution (1956 × 968 pixel, file size: 172 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... This article is about the type of car. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups midsized Automobile platform, and has been used for midsized coupes, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Å koda brands over the years. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In automotive engineering, an engine is referred to as multi-valve (or multivalve) when it has more than two valves. ... Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... The straight-5 or inline-5 is an internal combustion engine with five cylinders aligned in one row, sharing a single engine block and crankcase. ... In automotive engineering, an engine is referred to as multi-valve (or multivalve) when each cylinder has more than two valves. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... In mechanics, a transmission or gearbox is the system of gears and/or the hydraulic system (called variously hydrodynamic, fluid or automatic transmission) that transmits mechanical power from a prime mover—such as an engine or electric motor—to a typically rotary output device at a lower angular momentum but... An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Audi 100 Avant 1994 (C4) The Audi 100 was a mid-sized automobile from Audi that was made between 1968 and 1994. ... 1993 Audi S4 The Audi UrS4 and Audi UrS6 were the original models of the Audi S4 and S6 automobiles. ...


The S4 was sold worldwide with a turbocharged version of Audi's 2.2 L (2226 cc), 20-valve inline-5 engine developing 230 PS (227 hp/169 kW) and 350 N·m (258 ft·lbf) of torque. A 280 PS (276 hp/206 kW) 4.2 L V8 became available to European customers as an option. Quattro all-wheel-drive and a manual transmission (five and six-speed in Europe, five-speed only in North America) were standard equipment, although a 4-speed automatic transmission was available as an option. The most common configuration 2.2 L 6-speed offered good acceleration for its day, achieving 100km/h (62mph) in just 6.2 seconds. Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... In automotive engineering, an engine is referred to as multi-valve (or multivalve) when it has more than two valves. ... The straight-5 or inline-5 is an internal combustion engine with five cylinders aligned in one row, sharing a single engine block and crankcase. ... hp, see HP (disambiguation) The horsepower (hp) is the name of several non-metric units of power. ... hp, see HP (disambiguation) The horsepower (hp) is the name of several non-metric units of power. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... Newton metre is the unit of moment (torque) in the SI system. ... Torque applied via an adjustable end wrench Relationship between force, torque, and momentum vectors in a rotating system In physics, torque (or often called a moment) can informally be thought of as rotational force or angular force which causes a change in rotational motion. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... This article is about the Audi all wheel drive system, for information on the Audi coupe of the same name, see Audi Quattro. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...


After Audi dropped the 100 nameplate and re-badged the car as A6 in 1994, the S4 became the S6, although the only real changes to the model were minor cosmetic updates and the addition of a more powerful S6 Plus model to the lineup again using the V8 engine. After the first generation A6 was replaced in 1997 by an updated version based on C5 Chassis, the S4 and S6 became distinctly separate from one another.


Second generation, B5 (1997-2002)

Second generation
2001 Audi S4
Production 1997–2002
Body style(s) 4-door saloon
5-door estate
Platform Volkswagen B5 plaform
Engine(s) 2.7 L 30-valve biturbo V6
Transmission(s) 5-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 102.6 in
Length 176.7 in
Width 72.7 in
Height 54.9 in (sedan)
55.8 in (wagon)
Related Audi A4 (B5)
Volkswagen Passat
Audi S4 Avant

The second generation S4 debuted in 1997 as part of the B5 platform A4 line-up, although it wasn't available in North America until year 2000. The B5 S4 had a 2.7 L, twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 265 PS (195 kW/261 hp) in European trim. The engine was slightly detuned to meet US emissions regulations, and power stopped at 250 hp in North America. In addition to the sedan, a wagon version, the Audi S4 Avant, was introduced into the lineup from 1998. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1771 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... This article is about the type of car. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups midsized Automobile platform, and has been used for midsized coupes, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Å koda brands over the years. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In automotive engineering, an engine is referred to as multi-valve (or multivalve) when it has more than two valves. ... Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... In mechanics, a transmission or gearbox is the system of gears and/or the hydraulic system (called variously hydrodynamic, fluid or automatic transmission) that transmits mechanical power from a prime mover—such as an engine or electric motor—to a typically rotary output device at a lower angular momentum but... An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1995. ... The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG (VW), produced in various forms since 1973. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1107x564, 107 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Audi S4 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1107x564, 107 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Audi S4 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups midsized Automobile platform, and has been used for midsized coupes, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Å koda brands over the years. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ...


The S4 could accelerate up to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a mere 5.6 seconds and had an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph), making it both the quickest sedan in the Audi model line and among the quickest sedans in the world at that time. As in the previous S4, a six-speed manual transmission was standard equipment, as was the quattro all-wheel-drive. A five-speed Tiptronic transmission became available for the first time as an option. Production ceased on the B5 S4 in 2001 although it was still sold together with the next B6 platform generation through 2002 in North America. Tiptronic is a type of discrete automatic transmission developed by Porsche and used in its vehicles and those of its licensees. ...


In the United States, available exterior colors included Brilliant Black, Laser Red, Light Silver, Cactus Green, Santorin Blue, Hibiscus Red, Casablanca White, Imola Yellow, and Nogaro Blue. The last two colors were exclusive to the S4 model. Interior leather was available in Oynx or Silver. Available options included:

  • Bose premium sound system
  • Audi Navigation System
  • 6-disc CD changer
  • Hands free Motorola cellular telephone
  • Premium Package: Sunroof, HomeLink transmitter, Auto dimming mirrors
  • Cold Weather Package: Heated front seats. Heated outside mirrors, Expandable ski sack
  • Enhanced Sport Package: Alcantara seat inserts, Silver aluminum belt line trim, Aluminum mirror housings (on 2001 & 2002 models)

The Sport Package replaced the wood-grain belt line trim with sliver aluminum trim, and the wood grain finish around the shifter with black plastic. The Alcantara seat inserts were silver (on Oynx leather). With the black, white, or blue exteriors, the inserts were also available in blue Alcantara. On the early 2000 models, the Alcantara inserts in the rear seats did not fuly extend forward to the front edge of the seat.


Third generation, B6 (2003-2005)

Third generation
Production 2003–2005
Body style(s) 4-door saloon
5-door estate
2-door convertible
Platform Volkswagen B6 plaform
Engine(s) 4.2 L 40-valve V8
Transmission(s) 6-speed automatic and manual
Wheelbase 104.5 in (convertible)
104.3 in (sedan & wagon)
Length 180 in (convertible)
179 in (sedan & wagon)
Width 70 in (convertible)
69.5 in (sedan & wagon)
Height 54.8 in (convertible)
56.2 in (sedan & wagon)
Related Audi A4 (B5)
Volkswagen Passat
2005 Audi S4
2004 Audi S4 Avant
2004 Audi S4 Avant

The third generation, B6 platform S4 debuted in mid-2003. Despite having moved to yet another entirely new platform, the S4's most publicized new feature was its engine. It became available in three bodystyles for the 2004 model year: saloon, Avant (wagon) and convertible. Image File history File links 2004_Audi_S4. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... This article is about the type of car. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American Convertible can also refer to a convertible (security) A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups midsized Automobile platform, and has been used for midsized coupes, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In automotive engineering, an engine is referred to as multi-valve (or multivalve) when each cylinder has more than two valves. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... In mechanics, a transmission or gearbox is the system of gears and/or the hydraulic system (called variously hydrodynamic, fluid or automatic transmission) that transmits mechanical power from a prime mover—such as an engine or electric motor—to a typically rotary output device at a lower angular momentum but... An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1995. ... The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG (VW), produced in various forms since 1973. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 618 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (750 × 728 pixel, file size: 481 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Audi S4 Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 618 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (750 × 728 pixel, file size: 481 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Audi S4 Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ...


Replacing the 2.7 L twin-turbo V6 engine of the previous generation S4 was a 4.2 L, 40-valve V8 based on the unit from the A8 and producing 344 PS (253 kW/340 hp), making it more potent than the RS2 and nearly as powerful as the B5 platform RS4. A rare 2001 Audi A8 L 6. ... The Audi RS2 Avant was a limited edition, high performance Audi station wagon sold in 1994 and 1995. ... The Audi RS4 is a high-performance version of the Audi A4, a compact executive car produced by German automaker Audi. ...


Road tests conducted by American automotive magazines indicated that it could go from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, and make it to 200 km/h (124 mph) in slightly over 20 seconds, although doing this led to fuel consumption dipping into single digits, considerably lower than the earlier models, leading to the addition of a $1,700 gas guzzler tax (combined 20.2 mpg) for the 6-speed manual sedan in the United States.


Like its predecessors, the model was standard with a six-speed manual and Quattro, the Tiptronic transmission remained an option. The B6 platform S4 was replaced by the B7 platform S4 in late-2005. Enthusiast development on the V8 engine used in third and fourth generation S4 has lagged. None of the available modifications have made this car faster than the modified S-cars of previous generations, although the long discussed, intangible, supercharger kits may change this situation.


Fourth generation, B7 (2005- )

Fourth generation
Production 2005.5–
Body style(s) 4-door saloon
5-door estate
2-door convertible
Platform Volkswagen B6 plaform
Engine(s) 4.2 L 40-valve V8
Transmission(s) 6-speed automatic and manual
Wheelbase 104.5 in (convertible)
104.3 in (sedan & wagon)
Length 180 in (convertible)
180.6 in (sedan & wagon)
Width 70 in (convertible)
70.1 in (sedan & wagon)
Height 54.8 in (convertible & sedan)
55.7 in (wagon)
Related Audi A4 (B7)
Volkswagen Passat

The B7 platform S4 is the most recent version of the vehicle, having debuted in late 2005. Although Audi classifies it as a new car, the differences between it and the outgoing B6 S4 are primarily cosmetic. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2088x1274, 288 KB) Summary 2006 Audi S4 25quattro special edition Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Audi S4 ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... This article is about the type of car. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American Convertible can also refer to a convertible (security) A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups midsized Automobile platform, and has been used for midsized coupes, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In automotive engineering, an engine is referred to as multi-valve (or multivalve) when each cylinder has more than two valves. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... In mechanics, a transmission or gearbox is the system of gears and/or the hydraulic system (called variously hydrodynamic, fluid or automatic transmission) that transmits mechanical power from a prime mover—such as an engine or electric motor—to a typically rotary output device at a lower angular momentum but... An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1995. ... The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG (VW), produced in various forms since 1973. ...


Audi has, however, made a few notable changes, including adding new springs and dampers to the suspension and re-calibrating the quattro system to maintain a 40:60 front-to-rear torque split under normal conditions. The system is continuously adjustable though, and the torque split can change depending on driving conditions. The new "corporate/fish mouth" grill, narrow headlamps, "L" tail-lamps and quad exhaust tips help distinquish the B7 from the previous B6 model.


Interestingly enough, German tuner Abt Sportsline decided to forego the V8 and use a modified version of the 2.7 Turbo engine in a special high-performance B7 S4 it created, named Abt AS4-R. This car now has a 480 PS (353 kW/473 hp) engine, and can reach a maximum speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), surpassing 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. Changes to chassis include a stiffer adjustable suspension, with new stabilizers, 19 inch wheels and Dunlop SP Sportmaxx tyres. Abt Sportsline, based in Kempten im Allgäu, is a company with 40 years of experience in motor racing and tuning, mainly of Audi and the related Volkswagen, Skoda and SEAT cars. ...


See also

1993 Audi S4 The Audi UrS4 and Audi UrS6 were the original models of the Audi S4 and S6 automobiles. ...

References

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Audi S4 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1057 words)
Audi was re-configuring its lineup during the early 1990s, and introduced the S4 in 1991 (1992 in North America) as the performance version of the re-styled 100 sedan.
The S4 was sold worldwide with a turbocharged version of Audi's 2.2 L (2226 cc), 20-valve inline-5 engine developing 230 PS (227 hp/169 kW) and 350 N·m (258 ft·lbf) of torque.
Although Audi classifies it as a new car, the differences between it and the outgoing B6 S4 are primarily cosmetic.
Audi S4 - Wikicars (871 words)
Audi was re-configuring its lineup during the early 1990s, and introduced the S4 in 1991 as the performance version of the re-styled 100 sedan.
The S4 was sold worldwide with a turbocharged version of Audi's 2.2 L (2226 cc), 20-valve inline-5 engine developing 230 PS (227 hp/169 kW) and 350 N·m (258 ft·lbf) of torque.
After Audi dropped the 100 nameplate and re-badged the car as A6 in 1994, the S4 became the S6, although the only real changes to the model were minor cosmetic updates and the addition of a more powerful S6 Plus model to the lineup.
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