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Audi's new S4 now available in SA

2017-11-08 20:56

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Johannesburg -  With a new engine, intelligent lightweight design and a package of innovative technologies, the Audi S4 assumes a top position in the new A4 family.

Engine

Power is derived from the familiar 3.0 TFSI V6 capable of 260kW/500Nm. 

Audi quotes a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 4.7 seconds for the S4  and up to an electronically governed top speed of 250km/h. In the NEDC cycle, the S4 Sedan only consumes 7.3l/100km. 

The S4 is priced at R809 000 and is available to order now. 

Quattro, as always, is standard

In the new S4, a fast and smoothly shifting eight-speed tiptronic handles the power transfer. Its lower gears have short, sporty ratios, while the upper gears are long to reduce revs and fuel consumption. When the driver releases the accelerator pedal at a speed between 55 and 160 km/h the automatic transmission switches over to an efficient freewheeling mode.

The quattro permanent all-wheel drive makes a large contribution to the sporty handling of the S4 says Auddi. In normal driving, it distributes engine forces with a slight emphasis of the rear wheels - if necessary the majority of forces can be directed to the axle.

Torque vectoring optimizes handling and stability in fast cornering with minimal brake interventions. The optional sport differential actively distributes torque between the rear wheels. 

An alternative to electromechanical power steering is dynamic steering which varies its steering gear ratio according to the driving speed. The front brakes have internally-vented discs that are 350mm in diameter. They are gripped by black (or optionally red) painted six-piston fixed calipers with S lettering.

Smatterings of brushed aluminum 

The optional S sport seats have integrated head restraints, adjustable lateral supports and a pneumatic massage function. Nappa leather is optional in the colors black, rotor gray or magma red with diamond pattern, contrasting stitching and an S badge. The color black dominates in the interior, which is set off by contrasting inlays made of matt brushed aluminum.

Virtual cockpit

The optional Audi virtual cockpit, a fully digital instrument cluster, shows all key information on a 31cm display in brilliant resolution, a high level of detail and intricately rendered graphic effects.

The "View" button on the sport leather steering wheel with multifunction plus is used to switch between the different user interfaces. Three views are available, including an exclusive sport mode with the tachometer as the dominant element.

The main operating unit is the MMI control panel on the center console, which is also new. When MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is installed, the rotary push-button control has a touchpad for zooming on the map and entering characters. 

Playing a central role here is adaptive cruise control (ACC) Stop&Go including traffic jam assist. ACC maintains a specified distance to the vehicle ahead. The driver can set this distance and the control dynamics over several stages. Its Stop&Go function brakes the car to a full stop and lets it start off again automatically at the driver's request. Over a speed range from 0 to 65km/h, traffic jam assist - another function of ACC - can also take over steering on well-built roads, as long as the traffic is moving slowly. The rear cross traffic assist, exit warning, turn assist, obstacle avoidance assist and Audi pre sense systems further enhance safety. The predictive efficiency assistant, unique in this vehicle class, helps by offering drivers situation-specific tips on how to save fuel.

Standard Equipment

The following equipment will be offered on the Audi S4 as standard:
• 4-way lumbar support for the front seats
• Ambient lighting package
• Audi drive select with efficiency®
• Audi pre sense basic
• Audi sound system
• Automatic air conditioning
• Audi Sport cast aluminium wheels, 5-spoke V design contrasting grey, partly polished, size 8.5J x 19
• Comfort key
• Cruise control
• Driver information system with colour display
• Bluetooth interface including AUX-IN and USB jack
• Electrically adjustable exterior mirrors
• Electromechanical power steering
• Exterior mirror housings in aluminium look
• Frequency Alcantara/leather with embossed S logo in the front seat backs
• Front sport seats, electrically adjustable
• High-gloss package
• Inlays, Matt brushed aluminium
• ISOFIX child seat mounting and Top Tether anchorage point for outer rear seats
• LED headlights and rear lights with dynamic indicator and headlight range control
• Light / rain sensor
• Luggage compartment lid, automatically opening
• MMI radio plus
• Pedals and footrest in stainless steel
• quattro with self-locking centre differential
• Rear parking aid
• S sports suspension
• Side airbags at front and head airbag system
• Space-saving spare wheel
• Sport contour leather steering wheel, 3-spoke design, flattened at the with multifunction plus
• Start/stop system
• Tyre pressure monitoring display

Price

S4  - R809 000, standard with the 5 year or 100 000km Audi Freeway Plan and inclusive of all taxes.

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