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Audi S4 B5 (Typ 8D) is a compact executive sports sedan in production from 1997 to 2001. It was available with a bi-turbo V6 engine that displaced 2.7 liters. Power is sent to all four wheels via either a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission.
The V6TT engine had a good level of power output and throttle response and was loved by many. The 6-speed manual paired to the Torsen quattro AWD gave the car very good handling characteristics, despite it being nose-heavy like all Audis. The 5HP19A automatic, however, is known to be rather weak, due to Clutch A drum design.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the B5 Audi S4 comes with multi-link front + double-wishbone rear suspensions. This provides the best cornering performance and tunability, at the expense of cost and a little bit of durability.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 58% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • V6TT with 5 valves per cylinder
  • Superb suspension setup
  • Simple, elegant design
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • Weak automatic transmission
  • Avant (the wagon) has better styling

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Specifications

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
440 L / 15.5 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
6.0 L / 6.3 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
6.0 L / 6.3 qt
Fuel Capacity
62.0 L / 16.4 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
550 kg / 1213 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
Tire Size
225/45 R17
Turning Circle
11.4 m / 37.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1396 mm / 55.0 in
Size | Length
4483 mm / 176.5 in
Size | Width
1733 mm / 68.2 in
Track Width | Front
1498.0 mm / 59.0 in
Track Width | Rear
1490.0 mm / 58.7 in
Weight
1510.0 kg / 3329.0 lbs
Wheel Size
7.5J x 17
Wheelbase
2607 mm / 102.6 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.6 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
5.3 sec
CO2 Emission
271 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.31
Fuel Economy
11.3 L/100km / 20.8 MPG (combined) | 15.8 L/100km / 14.9 MPG (urban) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1800 kg / 3968 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1700 kg / 3748 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Engine
AGB, AZB
Engine | Bore
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.3:1
Engine | Displacement
2.7 L / 163.0 cu-in / 2671.0 cc
Engine | Power
265.0 hp / 197.6 kW @ 5800 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
99.2 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
86.4 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque
400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 1850-3600 rpm
Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual

Production

Availability
1997 ~ 2001

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