B9 A4/S4 Info / Rumour Thread

benjie

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I've seen that gear configuration in other cars and wondered why they got rid of park? What would you select when you're done, Neutral?
 

silentbrown

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...wondered why they got rid of park? What would you select when you're done, Neutral?
It's probably down to how the electronic handbrake integrates with STronic box. On a B8 with hill hold assist you'd never need use the handbrake, it just comes on and off automatically.
 

benjie

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Yeah, but when you want to park it up, what do you do? Mine won't let me take the key out of the ignition unless it's in Park
 

silentbrown

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Switch off and take the key out. It'll apply the handbrake itself.
Forgot to say that's on a manual car at present. But I can't see why an STronic couldn't do the same.
 

benjie

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And leave the stick in... Reverse if you've just reverse parked, Neutral? Drive? Just curious.
 

silentbrown

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And leave the stick in... Reverse if you've just reverse parked, Neutral? Drive? Just curious.
Forgot to mention it's a manual, so neutral (unless I'm parked on a hill!). I guess an Stronic would be the same - just stick it in neutral.
 

benjie

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Yes I suppose so, it's a departure from the established thing that you do in an automatic,
 

jdp1962

Grumpy Old Man
I don't like the look of that dash at all. The bright horizontal strip has a rather 1960s look to it, and those centre controls look like an old-style, pre-DIN radio.
 

RapidAssistant

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It didn't knock me out either when I first saw it. I will have plenty of time for it to grow on me in the years it will take until the B9 depreciates within my reach. ;)

PS: I don't see a glovebox lock on the handle either....
 

benjie

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benjie

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Forgot to mention it's a manual, so neutral (unless I'm parked on a hill!). I guess an Stronic would be the same - just stick it in neutral.

Just noticed, there's a P button on the gear lever itself.
 

benjie

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Bit of a thread revival.

Just read about the new S4. They're ditching the supercharger. 3.0 V6 with a turbo, 350bhp.

I'm shocked. The general opinion is how well the engine/charger work so well together. I expect it's mpg/emission related? So now, will the RS be a twin turbo V6 or V8 I wonder? Would be easy to use the S6's V8, whether it would fit I don't know?
 

AshA4

Ash
Sad the 3.0 Tdi V6 is only 208HP 400NM and a 0-60 of 6.4

B8.5 version is 245HP 510NM and a 0-60 of between 5.9-6.1 depending on who you quote....
Is that not a step backwards?

Also 2.0Tdi Quattro is listed as 177/190 yet the non Quattro is 220?

Confused...
 

benjie

Registered User
Sad the 3.0 Tdi V6 is only 208HP 400NM and a 0-60 of 6.4

B8.5 version is 245HP 510NM and a 0-60 of between 5.9-6.1 depending on who you quote....
Is that not a step backwards?

Also 2.0Tdi Quattro is listed as 177/190 yet the non Quattro is 220?

Confused...

There's a 272 V6 TDI too I think. I bet that'll be lovely... and quick!
 

GeoffDunk

Registered User
This may be a thread revival but its all been discussed in other threads under the B9 section. RS will be a 3.0 ltr twin turbo unit just like the S4, it may or may not have electric turbo's but will have more power than the current RS but without the soundtrack I enjoy so much. Imagine how tunable it will be though?
 

benjie

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Didn't even notice the B9 section as I'm not on here as much as I would like, so it's all new to me. Will have to take a look.
 

benjie

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And isn't the S4 a single turbo?
 

AshA4

Ash
There's a 272 V6 TDI too I think. I bet that'll be lovely... and quick!
Could not see that on the B9 build on the Audi site. Hope your right.
 

benjie

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Download the online brochure, pages 57, 58, 59 or 60 on the far right. It's got 100nm more torque than the outgoing A4's V6 TDI.
 

Dippy

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And isn't the S4 a single turbo?
Yes it is. As I understand it, it has to be a twin-scroll turbo so should still be as smooth and efficient as a biturbo. Audi is using a tiptronic gearbox so there will be some losses due to the fluid torque convertor, but the car should be 75kg lighter than the B8 and hence Audi are quoting a slightly lower 0-60 time.
 
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