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New S4 Avant B9

oliquattro Nov 30, 2017

  1. oliquattro

    oliquattro Member

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    IMG_0619.JPG IMG_0620.JPG IMG_0621.JPG IMG_0622.JPG IMG_0623.JPG IMG_0624.JPG IMG_0625.JPG IMG_0626.JPG Hello, took the plunge.

    Spec:

    -Daytona Grey with black fine Nappa leather
    -19" 5 spoke V design alloys, contrast grey diamond cut finish
    -Light and Vision Pack (LED Matrix headlights/taillights, Sweeping indicators, Virtual Cockpit, Multicolour LED interior) **MUST HAVE**
    -Black Styling Pack
    -Privacy Glass
    -Electric folding and heated mirrors
    -Hill hold assist
    -LED "Quattro" door entry lights
    -QUATTRO SPORT DIFFERENTIAL [​IMG]
     
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  3. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    I like it, and a good spec too!
     
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  4. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    Very nice spec. Looks awesome. :)
     
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  5. Tashfeen

    Tashfeen S4 - the smile per mile machine! Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    Looks awesome mate and well spec’d


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  6. oliquattro

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    Thanks I tried to avoid any useless extras.......apart from the Quattro entry lights hahaha

    Sports Diff is excellent.
     
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  7. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Team Daytona V6T Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Very nice....yes sport diff is excellent.
     
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  8. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    Whereas I went for everything, regardless of whether it was useless or not! :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
  9. Robbe

    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    Best colour for the S4!!! Also got mine from the same dealer as you.
     
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  10. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Oh underbonnet photos, lovely car...
     
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  11. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Team Daytona V6T Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Haha...likewise :relaxed:
     
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  13. oliquattro

    oliquattro Member

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    I've only had it 2 days.....my my what a machine!!

    I also have a Stage 2 3.0tdi Avant B8 and it feels ancient in comparison.

    The steering and handling of this generation are a massive improvement.

    The sound is beautiful.
     
  14. rjwojcik

    rjwojcik New Member

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    Any plans Oli?
     
  15. oliquattro

    oliquattro Member

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    Yes I think it simply needs a remap. It's very quick but needs more IMO.
     
  16. rjwojcik

    rjwojcik New Member

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    Good man. I emailed MRC back in Oct and they said "Nothing yet. Nobody has cracked the encryption yet".
     
  17. oliquattro

    oliquattro Member

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    Performance Torque said no problem :) I think he said 410-420bhp
     
  18. Gary_LB

    Gary_LB Active Member Team Manhattan Team V6 Audi S4 Black Edition quattro

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    Photos look familiar I may have seen these on Babybmw? Awesome car you have there!
     
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  19. oliquattro

    oliquattro Member

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    Yes I am a BMW defector.

    I used to be a fan of the rear wheel action. Now I'm a fan of the traction!

    Lol hello Gary lots of babybmw people in this forum lol
     
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  20. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter saloon TDi Audi A4 quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    That looks stunning!
     
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  21. milestonenong

    milestonenong Member

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    Congrats mate

    Mine is also an avant but with nava blue
    Could you actually feel the sport diff working? Mine also get one and I'm not sure if the sport diff is working since I rarely push my s4 to its limit.
     
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  22. oliquattro

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    You shouldn't really "feel" the diff kicking in. I've had electric diff on other cars and you can actually feel it grabbing hold which I wasn't a fan of. An example is the JCW Mini. It's almost like the car locks onto a driving line, it feels very unnatural and robotic. Don't get me wrong, JCW has remarkable handling I just didn't enjoy the diff.

    I have driven an S4 without sports diff and you can definitely feel the difference. I've noticed you can put power down a lot earlier with the diff and car feels more nimble even at low speeds.

    To take full advantage of diff you need to be feeding some power round the bend, not lightly coasting. I imagine it comes into its own at much higher speeds.
     
  23. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Yes it should be seamless, unobstrusive and just get on with the job of providing better traction...
     
  24. Gary_LB

    Gary_LB Active Member Team Manhattan Team V6 Audi S4 Black Edition quattro

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    Yes, demonstrates the S4 is a great alternative to the 340i and vastly superior in my opinion

    I collected the Mrs from her Xmas party at 1am this morning and couldn’t believe the grip in icy conditions. My M235i would have been all over the place!
     
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  25. oliquattro

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    You should see what winter tyres are like!! Awesome grip in ice and snow.

    I have winters on my diesel avant but the S4 has summers so I've not risked it the last few days.
     
  26. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team Ara Blue Gold Supporter

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    Beautiful S4. Partial to a bit of DG myself!
     
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  27. oliquattro

    oliquattro Member

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    Thanks man! Not driven it for 3 days though because of the snow. I really don't want to damage a brand new car.

    Saw a video this morning of a remapped 2.0tfsi A4 beating a stock S4 in a drag...... therefore remap is being booked in ASAP lol
     
  28. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    Unless someone knows something I don't (very probable), there's no remap options for the S4 anywhere yet...
     
  29. royalsteve68

    royalsteve68 Well-Known Member TeamMisano Team Ara Blue Audi S3 Audi RS3

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    Agreed, my rs3 handling is alot better than my s3 and also pre-facelist rs3
     
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  30. oliquattro

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    Will at Performance Torque reckons he can remap a B9 S4. I asked him about a month ago on the phone.

    There are UK videos on YouTube of remapped B9 S4 cars.

     
  31. rjwojcik

    rjwojcik New Member

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    Oli, how are you finding the instrument display at night time. Read somewhere else it can get a bit bright?
     
  32. oliquattro

    oliquattro Member

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    Not noticed it being too bright. There is a switch to dim the display if needed anyway. I can't fault the cockpit in any way.
     
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    I’ve set my * button on steering wheel to change drive select modes.

    Has anyone else noticed it just doesn’t work sometimes?

    You gotta hold in the * button to select what operation it does and save again. Maybe needs software update.

    It’s got to be said, at 2500 revs with medium throttle, this car sounds bloody amazing! Really throaty gargle sound mmmmmmmmm

    I keep manually upshifting to keep the car in the “gargle zone” lol
     
  35. Gary_LB

    Gary_LB Active Member Team Manhattan Team V6 Audi S4 Black Edition quattro

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    That doesn’t sound quite right as I also have mine set to change drive select modes and not has d this issue. May be a software update required as you suggest
     
  36. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    It's not the first time this button 'issue' has been mentioned, however you are unlikely to get any audi dealership to update the software unless directed to by audi germany...
     
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    Its happened to me once. Restart the car and it worked again.
     
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    oliquattro Member

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    I just meant the MMI update feature, there is an option to check for software update....or does that simply affect the MMI setup only?

    It’s not a big issue and rarely happens. If you hold the * button in and select the feature again it works straight away, no need to restart car.

    I also blocked my MMI app on my phone because I entered the password wrong too many times on the iPad lol it can only be unblocked by the dealer. Oops.
     
  39. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Unfortunately you cannot update the mmi yourself as the system is meant to be connected to the dealership's equipment then connected to audi servers to perform these updates..
     
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    Wakes New Member

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    My * button so,etimes doesn't work either. I'm new to Audi but this button not working and other 'odd' things I can't explain (I'll put this down to me never having an Audi before) does feel quite buggy.

    It's a cracking car though, so all is forgiven. Immediately.
     
  41. oliquattro

    oliquattro Member

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    I wouldn’t worry it’s only minor bugs in software. Probably be updated soon enough.

    This is why I would never have an autonomous car though. Imagine software freaking out when you’re not in control!
     
  42. oliquattro

    oliquattro Member

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    Father and son

    (Stage 2 3.0 TDI Avant vs S4 Avant)

    TDI is on winter wheels. 120,000 miles and strong. It's not actually much slower than the S4.

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    Greasy twisties no problem in the S4 :)


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