Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Audi has priced the brand new S4 Avant for the Mzansimarket. The S4 Avant is based on the S4range which has ditched its V8 roots for a more compact, but ultimately punchier V6. South Africa being what it is with our loathing of wagons, Audi SA will be offering the car in limited offer, so hurry up and order one!

To recap what this wagon is packing under the bonnet, let’s go through the stats. A 3.0-litre V6engine powers all four wheels through the quattroAWD system. It in turn, is belt-driven by a supercharger such that it delivers a sweet 245kW of power, as well as 440Nmof pulling torque in the process. Audi claims a 5.2 second 0 – 100km/h sprint, and from experience, they are probably very close to the real-world figure.

S4 Avant, whose only direct rival in Mzansi is the Volvo V60 T6 R-Design Polestar, features 19-inch alloy wheels, xenon-plus headlights, some brushed aluminiumbits on the exterior, four round exhaust tailpipes as per the usual S order, special aprons, a 7-speed S tronic gearbox with quick shifts and so on and so on.

We think it’s a pity that South Africans are such wagon-phobes as cars like the S4 Avant show what a performance wagon can offer in terms of practicality, space, comfort and kick-you-on-the-assability.

The Audi S4 Avant is now available at a cost of R637 000. Frankly we expected it to be higher.

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