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Old 08-31-2003, 8:25 PM   #1
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S4 Cabriolet

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The potent and stunningly attractive Audi S4 Cabriolet is destined to be one of the stars of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Its output of 334 bhp and 410 Newton-metres of torque, in conjunction with quattro permanent four-wheel drive and sports suspension, add a new dimension to driving in the open four-seater category. The subtle, dynamic differentiation of the classically elegant Cabriolet body lends it an unmistakable flair.

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New V8 S4 quattro Cabriolet to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show
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This month's 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show will mark the beginning of a new, even more sporting era for the much admired A4 Cabriolet, because the Audi stand will not only feature new Cabriolet quattro models, but will also stage the international début of the potent new V8-powered S4 Cabriolet.

Permanently four-wheel-driven versions of the Cabriolet 1.8 T and Cabriolet 3.0 have just joined the UK A4 range alongside their front-wheel-drive counterparts, and are now available to order from Audi Centres at OTR prices of £25,945 and £29,425 respectively. The S4 Cabriolet is expected to open for ordering in early 2004, with pricing yet to be confirmed.

An exceptionally compact 4.2-litre V8 with 344PS at 7,000 rpm, and peak torque of 410Nm at 3500 rpm, gives the new Audi S4 Cabriolet truly exhilarating performance. 0-62mph in the six-speed manual transmission version is covered in just 5.9 seconds, and the six-speed tiptronic automatic runs close at 6.2 seconds. Both versions can, where permissible, reach an electronically governed maximum speed of 155mph.

Lightweight aluminium suspension

Using the A4's acclaimed four link front and trapezoidal link rear suspension as a foundation, the S4 Cabriolet's lightweight aluminium set-up has been tuned for maximum agility, precision and composure, and is backed up the quattro permanent four-wheel-drive system. Ride comfort also benefits from the low unsprung weight made possible by the aluminium components.

Design and equipment Subtle differences mark out the S4 quattro from its A4 counterparts. 18-inch alloy wheels, colour coded bumpers with large air inlets in the nose, xenon headlights with a contrasting titanium-coloured inner housing, large diameter exhaust tailpipes and polished aluminium exterior mirrors are the only real indicators that this is an extra special Audi. Inside, the S quattro Series trademarks include grey instrument dials, electrically adjustable Recaro sports seats and a leather-rimmed sports steering wheel inlaid with the S emblem.

New Cabriolet models adopt quattro The reassurance of quattro permanent four-wheel-drive is now also available for A4 Cabriolet models, allied to either the acclaimed turbo charged 1.8-litre, four-cylinder engine with 163PS or the 220PS 3.0-litre V6.

Equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, the A4 Cabriolet 1.8 T quattro can accelerate to 62mph from rest in 9.5 seconds, reach a top speed of 138mph and cover up to 30.0mpg on the combined cycle. The A4 Cabriolet 3.0 quattro reduces the acceleration time to 7.9 seconds where the six speed manual gearbox is fitted, increases the maximum speed to 150mph and returns 25.4mpg. This model is also available with five-speed tiptronic transmission.

With the addition of these new versions, the total number of Audi models offering the unique quattro drive configuration, which is arguably the most appropriate for the wet and changeable British weather conditions now stands at 38.


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i want a COUPE!!!!!!!!
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i wonder how much it will weigh
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got dizammmmmmmmmm thats nycccce
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im gonna give it a solid 6 months before i see one at school.
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same here, some girl has an m3 smg at my school

its bs
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same here, some girl has an m3 smg at my school

its bs
yeah i posted pics of my friends black 03 smg on hre's sometime in july.
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holy shit.....Holy shit......Holy Shit......HOLY SHIT!



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doesnt look mean enough
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doesnt look mean enough
Agreed, its boring.....wheels have to go at the least (a nice bodykit wouldn't hurt either).

Its conservative to a fault.

Nogaro blue and different wheels would look nice, maybe a tasteful rear spoiler.

I'm sure its going to weigh a ton just like the sedan.

Would have liked to have seen a coupe instead.
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that shit is off the meter!!! plain jane or not!!!
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looks aight.

not nearly as hot as an m3 drop though.
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Agreed, its boring.....wheels have to go at the least (a nice bodykit wouldn't hurt either).

Its conservative to a fault.

Nogaro blue and different wheels would look nice, maybe a tasteful rear spoiler.

I'm sure its going to weigh a ton just like the sedan.

Would have liked to have seen a coupe instead.
exactly, could not have stated my sentiments any better
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exactly, could not have stated my sentiments any better
That and its an Audi so it will fall apart in no time
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Doesn't look to plain jane to me. I'd rock it for sure.
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Agreed, its boring.....wheels have to go at the least (a nice bodykit wouldn't hurt either).

Its conservative to a fault.

Nogaro blue and different wheels would look nice, maybe a tasteful rear spoiler.

I'm sure its going to weigh a ton just like the sedan.

Would have liked to have seen a coupe instead.
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i dont think any audi has ever looked aggressive..thats their thing.
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i dont think any audi has ever looked aggressive..thats their thing.
and it seems to have worked pretty well for them...understated > *, IMO
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That and its an Audi so it will fall apart in no time
Audi's are better built than JD Power gives them credit for. The problems are all miniscule electrical shit. My s4 had no problems up until I totalled it

I think all german cars get a bad rep because of electrical problems. However, I would gladly live with those miniscule problems since both the tranny and engine are solid as a rock. And even though I got in a bad accident, i walked away, another benefit - safety.
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Audi's are better built than JD Power gives them credit for. The problems are all miniscule electrical shit. My s4 had no problems up until I totalled it

I think all german cars get a bad rep because of electrical problems. However, I would gladly live with those miniscule problems since both the tranny and engine are solid as a rock. And even though I got in a bad accident, i walked away, another benefit - safety.
don't those "miniscule" electrical problems get expensive when you're no longer in the warranty period?
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don't those "miniscule" electrical problems get expensive when you're no longer in the warranty period?
Yep, they sure as hell do. I walked from buying a 97 A4 2.8 because as I drove it to my mechanic to have him check it out everything electrical went wacky and then when my guy put it up on the lift everything with the quattro suspension and the engine was leaking like crazy.

Now granted this year car is black listed by consumer reports and it is only one car. My boy has a 98 1.8 and it just died on him this last weekend. As we all know audis are VW and some people have better luck with them then others, but Im not one to risk it.
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Much of the electrical issues surfaced in the early 90s when they were going through trouble. There still are some issues, but the benefits of their cars are far more worth it in my opinion. The level of attention to detail (from rear fog lights to soft touch handles to a handle to close the rear trunk lid) goes beyond most other car companies. In my time with S4, I had one problem. In my time with my CLS (same number of miles) i've had three including two failed CD changers and a sunroof that worked only intermittently.

BTW, VW also has a hand in making: Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini.

VW's world presence is much more noted in the world outside of the US.
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