A new report coming from Germany indicates the upcoming Audi S4 will make the switch to a turbocharged engine.

A new report coming from Germany indicates the upcoming Audi S4 will make the switch to a turbocharged engine.

 

About a week ago we heard Car & Driver saying the warm S4 will carry on with the supercharged V6 3.0-liter engine but upgraded to 350 PS (257 kW). Now, Auto Zeitung mentions Audi has decided to ditch that engine and opt for a turbocharged V6 3.0-liter pushing out 354 PS (260 kW). The German publication also says the S4 will be introduced in mid-September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and most likely they are referring to both sedan and wagon versions since Audi unveiled the new A4 B9 Sedan and Avant concomitantly.

 

There's no word about performances, but rest assure it will be quicker than the old version as it will be about 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter and approximately 20 PS (15 kW) more powerful. We remind you the previous generation S4 Sedan needed 5 seconds until 62 mph (100 km/h) and achieved a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Interestingly, the same report mentions the RS4 Avant will come next year with a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine with around 500 PS (368 kW), thus making it a lot more powerful than its predecessor which had a 4.2-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine with 450 PS (331 kW).

 

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