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Frankfurt, 15 September 2015

Boredom is over. Audi at the Frankfurt IAA the new S4 and S4 Avant in the luggage. And the Power - middle class burns violently. The heart of the coming sports - A4 is a completely newly developed 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with 354 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The force rug lies on 1,300 and 4,500 r between / min. The new unit will be significantly lighter than its predecessor and make do with an average 7.4 liters. Acceleration from zero to 100 km / h Enter the Ingolstadt to 4.7 seconds is electronically limited at 250 km / h. Thus, the S4 joins in the junior middleweight class sports club to Mercedes C450 AMG ( 367 hp ), also developed BMW 340i ( 326 hp ) and Jaguar XE S. quite new for the S4: An eight-speed automatic, the force as in all S models passes to all four wheels.

Up to 85 percent to the rear

In Audi S4 and S4 Avant quattro drive has a self-locking center differential, which is derived normally 60 percent of the power to the rear. Depending on the level of grip or attack mode it can send up to 85 percent to the rear axle or up to 70 percent to the front. Before slippage occurs, the S4 also brakes the inside wheels in curves slightly to make the driving behavior " more precise, stable and agile ." An optional sport differential will also be available, which the Power juggles between the rear wheels.

23 millimeters lower

In terms of chassis Audi S4 and S4 Avant put on a five-link construction on both axles. Both the passive suspension, and with the optional adaptive dampers the car is 23 millimeters lower than the normal A4. The so-called CDC dampers ( Continuous Damping Control) can as engine, steering, transmission and sport - Diff from the standard Drive Select can be set. In addition to the conventional electromechanical power steering and a variable dynamic steering is to have. S4 and S4 Avant are factory on 18 - inch wheels with 245 tires. For an extra charge but are to also have 19-inch wheels.

55 kilos lighter

In terms of design, the new Audi S4 and the S4 Avant absolutely do not care for the noise-like enthusiasm states. The sports model remains on the subtle side. New are somewhat kernigere aprons, a little aluminum look and the typical four exhaust tailpipes. The S4 comes to a weight of 1,630 kilos, which weighs 1,675 kilos S4 Avant. Both are good 55 kilos lighter than its predecessor. Inside there are special sport seats in leather - Alcantara mix and a couple S4 logo on door sills and pews.

Not yet concretely

Of course, the entire armada of assistance systems from the normal A4 in the new S4 models is available. Also, the Virtual Cockpit with its 12.3-inch display can not be missing in the most powerful middle-class Audi. The prices Audi silent still pending. Launch for the two new S models is " 2016 " . ( sw )