Audi S4 Cabriolet
An enjoyable and sporty driving experience, superior and complex technology, classic and exciting styling, and luxury that those demands make on the luxury class: Audi presents a modern-day classic - the Audi S4 Cabriolet.
The classic soft-top convertible traits are evident at first glance: the open-top fourseater has Audi's single-frame grille that typifies the brand. The car's taut styling, clear surfaces and tension-packed shoulder line extending along the entire body are characteristic features of the Audi S4 Cabriolet.
Innovative and highly sophisticated technologies are an integral part of practically all vehicle areas and components: the Bi-Xenon headlights with adaptive lighting are proof of this, as is quattro® permanent four-wheel drive. The quality of materials and workmanship in the interior are of a standard that needs not fear comparison with the luxury class. The architecture of the driver's area, especially the cockpit - a perfect synthesis of ergonomics, function and design - is pioneering.
Self-assured in appearance, the striking single-frame grille and clear-glass headlights with their curving, emotional line give the Audi S4 Cabriolet an aggressive face. The trapezoidal shape of the single-frame grille is continued in the more prominent contours of the engine hood.
Like the Audi S4 Sedan, the Audi S4 Cabriolet features the S-specific grid pattern in the singleframe grille. The bumpers with large air inlets, the aluminium-look casings for the exterior mirrors, the redesigned rear lights, the V8 badges on the front fenders, and the four oval tailpipes are the distinguishing visual features of the Audi S4 Cabriolet.
Taut lines and clear surfaces that hold no secrets, coupled with a tension-packed shoulder line extending along the entire length of the body, produce a look that is simultaneously powerful and elegant. The rear end is distinguished by lights with a clear-glass appearance that also emphasize the Audi S4 Cabriolet's premium quality from behind. The rear diffuser underscores the car's sports character.
The modern and innovatively designed interior fits with the progressive look of the car's exterior styling. The steering wheels provide their characteristic element in the airbag cover with its single-frame design. Door sill trims with aluminum inserts and numerous aluminum inlays are a standard feature of the Audi S4 Cabriolet
The Audi S4 Cabriolet is propelled by a 340 hp eight-cylinder engine. Its maximum power output is reached at 7,000 rpm. The 4.2-litre engine delivers a hefty 302 ft. lbs. of torque at 3,500 rpm. Thanks to such a superior power flow from the substantial displacement, this naturally aspirated engine exhibits an air of supreme confidence.
The set-up of the dynamic suspension system, with four-link front and self-tracking trapezoidal-link rear suspension, has been designed for sporty handling and good ride comfort.
The steering has been developed to give the driver greater precision, as well as better feedback from the road when cruising. In connection with this, the engineers adopted several mountings and the dimensions of the front and rear shock absorbers from the Audi A6. The rear trapezoidal links and the front track rods originate from the Audi S4 sedan.
These systems add up to a high level of agility and precise handling, combined with first-class ride comfort - all qualities that benefit drivers of the Audi S4 Cabriolet. This also applies to the brakes, whose dimensions and performance have been adapted to suit the Cabriolet.
Source: Audi press