Audi has only just taken the wraps of its new A4 Saloon and Avant but we can now see its bigger brother (until at least the new RS4 in announced)…the S4 saloon confirmed to arrive at a Listers Audi showroom in 2016. Powered by a new lightweight 3.0-litre turbo petrol engine, which adds more power and torque than the outgoing S4 while also improving economy and reducing emissions.
The car’s styling remains understated, a feature of the Audi S range. The S4 has a new single framed front grille, 18in alloy wheels and revised front bumpers with more prominent air inlets. The rear bumpers have been restyled with quad tailpipes protruding from underneath. Mirror housings keep their trademark chrome look.
quattro all-wheel drive is standard and can send up to 70% of all power to the front axle and up to 85% to the rear, as required to achieve best traction.
The new lightweight 3.0 TFSI engine delivers 349bhp and 369lb ft of torque. Enough to get the S4 from 0-62 in just 4.7 seconds. Fuel economy is quoted as 38mpg, while CO2 emissions are 170g/km.
A sports differential is available as an option, further improving handling while actively distributing power between the rear wheels. Audi’s Drive Select handling system comes as standard, enabling the driver to adjust the suspension set-up.
The S4 also features newly developed five-link suspension to aid high-speed stability and improve handling. Prices are yet to be announced, but there is likely to be a small price increase over the last S4, which was priced from £39,610.