2017 Audi S4 Bows With Turbo V6 Power

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The 2017 Audi S4 and S4 Avant have both been revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Powering Audi’s new sports sedan is a 3.0-liter direct injection turbocharged V6 engine that cranks out 354 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque, enough to push the car to 62 mph from a standstill in 4.7 seconds. That power is sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission on to all four wheels thanks to Audi’s permanent quattro all-wheel drive, which can send up to 85 percent of the engine’s power to the rear wheels or 75 percent to the front axle.

To handle the corners, a new five-link suspension system on the front and rear axles is fitted along with continuous damping control, a sport differential, electromechanical power steering and Audi’s drive select handling system. All S models sit about 0.9 inches lower than the standard A4 and come with standard 18-inch wheels, though 19-inch wheels are available. Overall curb weight for the S4 clocks in at 3,593 lbs.

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Other S specific styling cues include aluminum mirror caps, a quad exhaust, a rear diffuser and a small spoiler on the trunk lid. Inside, Nappa Leather and Alcantara cover the cabin, finished in ebony, rotor grey and magma red. Matte brushed aluminum inlays contrast the rich leather while S4 logos are embossed straight into the seats. Audi’s virtual cockpit, a fully digital instrument cluster, is included with the new S4, displaying its information on a 12.3-inch screen. A total of 17 cubic-feet is available in the trunk for storage.

Plenty of driver assistance features will also come with Audi’s new sports sedan, including the predictive efficiency assistant to help save fuel, traffic jam assist which can pilot the car at low speeds autonomously, park assist, cross traffic assist rear, exit warning, collision avoidance assist and turn assist.

Though the S4 is a 2016 model in Europe, it will arrive in the U.S. as a 2017 model.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • Jim Mc Cool Jim Mc Cool on Sep 15, 2015

    Audi has another winner!

  • Insi10 Insi10 on Sep 16, 2015

    I'm on my second S4 now. Great power, great all-wheel-drive for snow. But Oh my God, you would not believe how much of these cars is cheap construction and design for mechanics with really teeny hands. Took me seventeen days with the car up on blocks to fix an oil leak that turned out to be a $5 O-ring in a place monstrously difficult to reach. Dealer could have done it faster, of course -- estimate was $1,600. Had a BMW 335i in between. Vastly better-built car.