• Apr 30th 2008 at 11:28AM
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It is, of course, no secret that we here at Autoblog like our horsepower. But what we like even more than that is good automotive sense and a great driving experience. And if we're honest with ourselves, we can admit that those don't always require a 580-hp V10.
Audi appears to feel the same way when it comes to the next S4. For the next generation model due in 2010, Audi doesn't plan to boost the output of the current model's V8. Instead, a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 is supposed to be pulling this mule caught lapping the 'Ring in Germany.

Autocar's sources say that Audi wants the next car to be lighter and get better gas mileage, and be able to compete with the BMW 335i. A more frugal car that can still do the business when asked and has better handling thanks to its lighter weight represents the kind of goal we can really get behind. To keep the S4 distinct from the next RS4 due in 2011, the top shelf super sedan is expected to keep its V8 lump.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      The S4 is certainly not made for fuel efficiency, mine does about 14mpg combined, without really driving aggressively. My previous M3 was closer to 20mpg, with gas prices as they are I wouldn't consider another gas guzzler. I think Audi are going in the right direction here.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah i have to agree with you on this one. When i heard about the 6 i was excited as well. My S4 is a gas guzzler and the engine tank is small. I'm constantly refueling. As an owner and a possible next gen owner as well i'm happy to hear i'll have a more efficient car. Thanks Audi, with your products i feel like you're always listening to what i want most out of a vehicle!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why take away the V8? It's an Audi S4... not made for fuel efficiency. The V8 was the best sounding engine I've heard in my life, and they're taking in down? :(
      • 7 Years Ago
      Reminds me of funny story. Being drunk one night I took a taxi home, leaving my 2001 S4 at friends house for the night. Next day, my buddy brought the car back with a big grin on his face and the statement: "Now I now why you drive the way you drive".

      Heh, another Audi convert....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Exciting? I suppose. No matter how good an audi is around the track or how fast it's zero to 60 is I can never really get myself excited about one. I'm not sure what it is, and I'm certainly not knocking audi or audi owners, maybe it's just some fundamental flaw with my love of cars. I think it's the fact that I can never picture myself behind the wheel of an audi. I'm sure this will be a sublime car and insanely quick in it's sprint to 60, but I still can not get myself looking forward for this one.
        • 7 Years Ago
        if you have a preconceived dislike or disinterest in audis, then there's no reason to even read or comment about them.

        as for me, i think this car is pure sex. it is exactly what a high powered audi sports-sedan should be. in fact, i'd go even farther and say they should knock out the supercharger and just go twin-turbo, like the original s4...
        • 7 Years Ago
        If you had actually gotten behind the wheel of an Audi you would understand what its all aout.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I for one love the Audi image. It's something that's subtly monsterous. Everytime I hear about an S or RS, I get excited.
        • 7 Years Ago
        i check this blog for audi news. everything else is a distraction.
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