2010 Audi S4 – Second Drive – Car Reviews – Car and Driver

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Audi S4

2010 Audi S4

Audi Audi taketh away.

The Audi S4 sports sedan power from a 340-hp, V-8. A generation before a 250-hp, twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 the S4. When the 2010 S4 goes on in the fall, buyers will an engine more similar to early turbo six than to the V-8: a supercharged V-6.

this may look like a in the wrong direction, Audi it#x2019;s more like two forward.

The new S4 #x2019;s supercharged and direct-injected V-6 makes only seven horses than the departing at 333#x2014;the same power as BMW E46 M3#x2014;but makes 23 more of torque 600 rpm #xC2;#xAD;earlier. Even it lost two cylinders, Audi#x2019;s new gives up nothing to the old V-8. The has better low-end grunt according to Audi, 27 percent fuel economy than did the

The power delivery is linear, and the supercharger, making at most psi of boost, comes on gradually the normally associated supercharger The whistle can be detected only if you are for it.

The standard transmission is a six-speed The clutch takeup comes at the end of the pedal#x2019;s long travel, and used to the step-off takes a few starts. As an option, Audi is a dual-clutch, seven-speed automated transmission.

Equipped with the manual, Audi says the S4 will scoot to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds#x2014;0.1 quicker than the V-8 model. The transmission lacks launch so it will be a little slower off the reaching 62 mph in a claimed 5.3 seconds.

As with the lesser A4. Audi select is a $3000 option on the S4; its two components are adjustable shocks and steering. European customers can and choose those elements a la while Americans must it or leave it.

A new torque-vectoring rear is also optional. Audi to it as a #x201C;sport differential.#x201D; It uses control and, if equipped, drive select settings to how much torque should be to either rear wheel for enhanced performance or stability.

Quattro all-wheel drive is

Audi S4

With the stability control off and the Audi drive select set to the S4 is very happy hanging the out. Overcooking a corner make the driver sweat. As other advanced all-wheel-drive the car works for the driver. Point the where you want to go and mash the

The sport seats, the same are found in the S5, keep the driver in

The last-generation S4 was a two-time C/D comparison-test beating the BMW M3. the Caddy CTS- V . and the AMG C32 and C55. Since then, new of those models have major power bumps, each now making more 400.

That#x2019;s why Audi has its set on BMW#x2019;s 300-hp 335i sedan as the S4#x2019;s competitor, and on they match up pretty except for the S4#x2019;s bigger which should be about when it goes on sale in the A comparably equipped 335i is roughly four grand

Despite the claims of progress, is regressing in one way. It has no plans to the five-door S4 Avant stateside.

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