2010 Audi S4

The 4.2L V8 S4s are a hard act to follow. In 2009 when Audi announced that the S4 was returning to forced induction, many were skeptical that this car could live up to the S4 name.

While the supercharged V6 gives up 7 bhp to the predecessors V8, it makes up for it with a 20 ft-lbs torque increase and cuts the 0-60 by about .5 seconds. The B8 S4 puts the power to the ground via Audi’s legendary Quattro AWD and their new active sport differential. With more usable power, better gas mileage and loads of technology, and refinements, the new S4 takes Audi’s sports sedan in to the future, while living up to the S car heritage.

This clean Brilliant Black over Silver Alcantara S4 for sale in Houston, TX is a true gentleman’s sports sedan.

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Introducing the 2010 Audi S4 that comes with legendary 3.0L V6 Supercharged engine, 6-speed manual transmission, Premium Plus Package, navigation, power sunroof, heated front seats, leather interior, Bluetooth phone system, rear backup camera, rear parking sensors, Xenon headlamps, Sirius Satellite Radio, alloy wheels, fog lights, power front seats, power locks/windows and so much more.

The B8 S4 is leaps and bounds beyond its predecessor, the only gripe that myself, and many other Audi enthusiasts will have is the loss of the 4.2 V8’s exhaust note, which when approaching the rev limiter is one of the best noises any car could make. That being said, it’s a small price to pay for what you get in the B8. Priced just a hair below retail, this S4 checks all of the right boxes with its black exterior, Alcantara seats, and the 6-speed. The only major option I wish this had would be the dynamic chassis, but that’s certainly not a must have for me. The mileage on this car is a tic high at 42,000, but that’s still relatively reasonable. Given the mileage, if this could be had for around $34,500 this car would be a good buy.

Given the current “competition” from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the S4 is outgunned in the power department; however with Quattro AWD, dead sexy styling, and enough power to get anyone in to trouble, the S4 seems to be the most civilized option in the group.

-Brian

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. I think it would be better to spend about $40,000 on one with 20,000 less miles.

  2. The B6-B7 S4 was disaster for the following reasons: The noisy chain drive sandwiched against the fire wall half-life’s at 30k and requires complete engine removal to “fix.” The jackshaft ancillaries eat themselves. The serpentine belt is so close to the radiator it is dangerous to let it go past 15k. The Nikasil cylinder liners degrade quickly, and the engine cannot be sleeved during a rebuild. The chassis dynamics are lethargic at best. For a 4.2 V8 it lacks low end torque and gets horrible gas mileage. Truly a handsome car though, I think the B6’s are the best looking of all S4’s, just hopelessly flawed, ask any Audi tech if they would own one. The B8 shown here is a definite improvement, although it will never be as tunable as the C4/B5 cars that can be turned into giant killers.

  3. never say never, I think these will be equally as tunable as the C4 and B5, it’s just a matter of time, these have only been on the market a few years, and companies like MTM are already getting 100hp from chip tuning, if they can figure out a way to use all of the boost that the SC produces, rather than bleeding it off, these cars would certainly be monsters. I’m just glad they’re back to forced induction, as the 4.2 V8 was truly untunable.

  4. True, time will tell if these can be developed to handle high boost pressure.

  5. Ah…Jalopnik just showed a video of a fairly stock looking B8 S4 running right around 12 second 1/4 miles at 114 mph. I daresay there aren’t too many C4 chassis cars that can match that. The power delivery – and power utilization by transmission and diffs – is much better than the old cars could achieve. Will it hold together is the question….

  6. Lets be realistic.

  7. Did you miss the “fairly stock” part? I stand by that there aren’t many 1,000 hp C4 S4/S6s. Further, I’m willing to bet the build sheet costs are similar to the price of a new S4. Also, this is a brand new chassis – in 1995 there were exactly zero 1,000 hp S4/S6 cars running around. Point is, you’re claiming the B8 isn’t as robust as the C4 before it’s been fully explored. It may end up being more tunable, especially with the DSG gearbox. It’s certainly going to be faster around a track. I’m not a fan, to be honest, but it’s hard to argue the capability of the newer cars.

  8. “It may end up being more tunable, especially with the DSG gearbox. ”
    I usually hear “except for” not “especially” when it comes to this right here.

    I don’t see the point of building these into drag cars, they are not that. If you want a drag car buy a car that would make a good drag car.

    Too heavy, too fragile, too nice to tear down…. pointless. It would make a nice track day car though with prep.

  9. Miek, my point was that if you’re good enough at electronics, you can re-program most of the parameters in the car – a generation ago you could never consider re-directing torque or changing shift points, but with the right software, you can.

  10. There was S4’s with RS2+ type upgrades doing sub 12sec 1/4 miles in the 90’s with simple (mostly OEM thanks to Porsche) bolt on’s, the 3B/AAN is a true race derived engine that can take allot of abuse. I like B8 S4’s allot they are crushing fast and classically styled, I would love to own a 6 speed under warranty. I will always prefer mechanical AWD, manual transmissions, iron block engines with divorced wastegates from the factory, with no stability or traction control even at the expense of going slower. To each their own. I wish Audi would offer simplified B8 S4 with the 5 cylinder 20v turbo from the TTRS.

  11. shift points should only be changed by the left leg, and right arm….NOT software.

  12. URSDRIVER,
    You mention the B6/7 S4 was not a high water mark for durability and reliability, but (not to veer too off topic) what about the sheep in wolf’s clothing of that vintage, the B6 Ultrasport…particularly in 3.0 6 speed form? Not to many around, but they seem to meld the better parts of the S4 (aesthetics) with a more pragmatic mechanical package? Or was the A4 of this vintage not very desirable either?
    Sorry for the tangent….

    Paul F

  13. The Ultrasport is great. The 3.0 is a Cosworth developed engine and its fantastic. Not my intent to put down anyones car, I think the chain drive V8 is something Audi themselves would like to forget. The only real major gripes I have with Audi are not offering all S/RS models in manual transmissions, discontinuing parts for legacy vehicles, sharing global platforms with lesser cars, getting away from old world german build quality, and the dealer network is an absolute travesty, they really treat customers like garbage.

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