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October 2, 2002

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The new Audi S4 - Supreme power and superior driving dynamics

Audi S4 Avant

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In Paris Audi unveiled the top sports model in the A4 range. The current generation S4 is making its debut at the 2002 Paris Motor Show. The further developed V8 engine with chain located at the rear and with a swept volume of 4.2 litres produces 253 kW/344 bhp and 410 Newton metres of torque. As a result it sets clear benchmarks in the B segment: a benchmark for supreme, even development of power resulting from the large displacement, and a benchmark for unmistakeable dynamic handling.

The power-to-weight ratio of the new generation has been improved considerably compared to the predecessor: this characteristic that is so pertinent to the sporting dimension has been improved from 5.9 to only 4.8 kilograms per horsepower. The V8's thrust enables the new Audi S4 with 6-speed manual gearbox to therefore sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in only 5.6 seconds. Reaching 200 km/h takes only 20.6 seconds, whilst the top speed is reached at a governed 250 km/h.

The new S4 is the only car in its class to have quattro permanent all-wheel drive. It can thus always optimally convert its power output into propulsive power and create a new dimension of superiority in practice for the dynamic potential of its aluminium chassis. In other words: driving pleasure in the purest sense, on the motorway as well as on demanding passes.

The Audi S4 also provides other qualities that have since become proverbial for the S models with the four rings. Just like its predecessor and the larger S6 and S8, the S4 is the top sporting version of the respective model line and not only in terms of power. It also comes with a level of equipment and top-quality materials that underscore this status.

And the S4 is notable once again for its unique combination of unmistakeable style and sporting exclusivity, of individuality and versatility: available as a saloon and Avant, it also provides its owner with distinctive everyday quality.

(Sept. 26, 2002)

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