Stuffing a big engine in a small car may not be a new trick, but whenever a car manufacturer tries the old presto-change-o with a factory engine swap, enthusiasts will be in the first row to see if the magic works. Audi donned the top hat and cape to wave its magic wand over the A4, filling the engine compartment with the 2.8-liter V6 used in the larger A6; Audi reduced the size of the cylinder bores, then strapped on a pair of diminutive turbochargers and matching intercoolers. With some hocuspocus for the suspension, an abracadabra over styling, a flash of mirrors in the interior and a cloud of smoke around its big brakes, Audi has pulled not a rabbit but a lion out of its A4 hat. It named this new lion the S4.
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|MPG||Up to 17 city / 24 highway|
|Power||250 @ 5800 rpm|
|Drivetrain||Quattro all wheel|
|Curb Weight||3,704 lbs|