• May 20th 2010 at 3:29PM
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According to Avus Performance, its tweaked Audi S4 has had the engine performance adjusted accordingly to expedite the 20x9-inch CC-line wheels properly. Their words. Parsing the English translation of the originally German press release, however, will tell you all you need to know.

Ride height is twiddled by a suspension setup that uses threaded strut tubes to adjust the spring perches. Those 20-inch wheels wear Hankook Ventus S1 tires, and the stock exhaust has been swapped out for stainless steel mufflers. Body mods in shiny black or carbon fiber are tacked on before the cars leave the Avus shop, too. Thanks to the revised plumbing and some engine tweaking, the AP-fettled sedan churns out 424 horsepower.

There you have it, an Audi that's been given a spiff. Now if they'd send one to us, there might actually be something tangible to say about it, instead of regurgitating the press release for all you hungry little sparrows. Full PR posted after the jump.

[Source: Avus Performance]

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A new project of Avus Performance is the sporty version of the popular mid-range Audi. Meant is the S4. In this case it is about a Suzuka-grey limousine that attracts attention by nature. Nevertheless, the Avus-team is not totally of the same opinion here and puts a very special stamp to the "s"port limo".

In order to give the driving dynamics even better qualities, a thread spring kit was built in that allows adjusting the depth more individually, however still maintaining adjusting possibilities of the Magnetic Ride chassis. The contact to the road is made by 9x20 inch big, 3-part CC-line rims in connection with Hankook Ventus S1 Evo wheels in 255/30/20. To expedite them accurately, the engine performance was adjusted accordingly. Instead of the standard 33 PS, 430 PS are on now.

To make the driving pleasure not only palpable, but audible as well, the original mufflers were changed for optimized stainless steal copies. In this case with the tail pipe variant RS4/RS6-look in matt black. In order to make the outer look perfect, gear gaiters, front grill, front blade and heck diffusor were painted in shiny black. Alternatively, these parts can be ordered in carbon as well, carbon parts are also possible in the interior. Among them are interior lasts and center consoles, but also steering wheels with carbon and different types of leather.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice, and I thought stasis was the only ones doing anything crazy to the S4
      • 5 Years Ago
      The most interesting thing in the photo(s) is the Soviet-era Russian aircraft.
      • 5 Years Ago
      430? that's it? try harder.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I agree, I want the RS4 too, but something more akin to the original. The current A4/S4 is just too big, long and disproportional to me. Hopefully the reduce the length a bit or something.

      I'd love an original if they weren't so expensive and cost so much to maintain.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Looks like you would be better served by an A3. Stop caring about the "model" and focus on the car. So, the A4 is too big? go for an A3. Funny, how you comment that the older models are hard to maintain.. so, get the new one.
        • 5 Years Ago

        Had an '02 and 03' A3 in Europe for a while. Great car while I had it, but not for me anymore. I don't want the hatchback anymore and am not a big fan of the current design either. Sadly there are no real hatchbacks around these days that I really want except maybe the Focus RS or previous Focus ST but they're not sold here. There is however a new A3 sedan coming out which I will definitely be looking at when it comes out.

        And I did look at the maintenance and ownership experiences of the old ones and the reliability is horrible according to some owners, which is something that deters me. If reliability was much better i'd jump in one as soon as I earned enough money for it.


        While I do agree with a number of your points, and the fact that the A4 has more usable size now than it did before, I still think it grew a bit too much.

        I had the previous generation C-Class for a while and then switched up to the w204 series and I can honestly say that car absolutely grew well. However, with that said, the C-Class is the absolute maximum size that i'd want for myself (since i'm turning 22 and don't need to start a family or anything). I also think the w204 length should be the absolute maximum size for a "compact" car. At its current length the A4 really isn't a compact car anymore. It's more like a midsize car now.

        The B8 generation just seems a bit too long for me. The B7 series was smaller and just had that more aggressive and agile look to it which for me is sadly missing from the B8 generation. The one exception to my complain about the B8 though is the Avant which looks very good for an estate car.

        Just check out the picture of the B8 generation here:

        To me that just looks a bit too long and disproportional to me. If the A4 had grown to the length of the C-Class I would have definitely considered it more in buying a car and would do so in the future, but that's not the case. Oh well, guess i'll have to wait for the A3 sedan to come out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        • 5 Years Ago
        Life is hard!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Y'all can have the car, I want the Antonov AN-2, 1000 HP supercharged radial, cruise all day at 120 MPH, bring along up to 12 of your buddies, takeoff and land from any reasonably flat cow pasture...
      • 5 Years Ago
      isn't this the company that gave us the "WHITE POWER" Audi a few months ago?
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