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2004 Audi S4

Audi S4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 340 hp @ 7000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Audi S4

  • Though not quite as enthralling as BMW's frenetic M3, the S4 still offers entertaining performance along with a more livable personality.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Broad power band, fast and confident in the turns, high-quality materials and attractive cabin design.

  • Cons

    Small backseat, priced close to more established rivals.

  • What's New for 2004

    The all-new S4 sports some serious hardware, not the least of which is a 4.2-liter V8 bristling with 340 horsepower. A convertible body style has been added to the lineup.

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Customer Reviews

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Wish i had my 01

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

I so wanted to love this car after enjoying my 01 SO MUCH but although it's fast and fun, the mpg is pathetic (my 01 averaged 18-22 but I got 33-36 on cruises in the Rockies) and electrical gremlins are numerous. Strut replacement at $2000 is obscene and why water dribbles out of the side panels days after a wash is pathetic. The Alcantara wears very badly.




Never thought i'd love it!

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

I have owned three BMW's, an Acura, a Mercedes-Benz, and most recently an Infiniti G35 Coupe. I never even considered buying an Audi until I almost died in my RWD Infiniti last winter in the snow. So, trying to be conservative, I bought the S4. All I can say is HOLY COW!!! The thing is a rocket ship in sheep's clothing. In sport mode, there are few people who can take you at a stop sign. It handles far better than any of my RWD cars and it feels very safe. Haven't had much snow this year yet, but with the winter wheels on, I don't anticipate any problems. Can't see why I'd ever buy anything else.




Best christmas present i have

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

I have not stopped smiling for 5 days since I purchased my 2005 S4. This car has everything I have ever dreamed of in terms of style , gadgets , comfort & power. Traded my BMW and would not go back for any amount of money. If you are in the market for a performance car you would be a fool if you didn't try the S4. Gas Mileage I can see is going to be low but with the power pack returning 340 bhp who cares. Drive it you'll love it




04 s4 review

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

Coming from a 02 BMW 3 series, I have high expectations, and I have to say, the solid, tutonic build quality of this auto is amazing. Quieter, a touch softer although still very stiff and accurate, this car rocks. Really enjoying it.




A must test drive

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

If your in the market comparing M3 and the C55 AMG, you must drive this car. Easier drive than the M3, and not as showy as the C55. (sometimes you don't want people to know what you have). Quattro makes any roadway feel safe and stable, and V8 makes this car move.




Fun, comfortable, rocket

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

I traded in an A4, which I loved, for this car, but this car is in another league from any other car I have ever driven or owned. The engine is just unreal. It pulls from any RPM. The handling is sublime and the interior is just beautiful. Every time I drive this car it puts a smile on my face.



Full 2004 Audi S4 Review

What's New for 2004

The all-new S4 sports some serious hardware, not the least of which is a 4.2-liter V8 bristling with 340 horsepower. A convertible body style has been added to the lineup.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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