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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 Manual
  • Horse Power 340 hp @ 7000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/20 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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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

This one does it all

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)

This is the perfect car if you don't want to be seen in a "sports car". Not to mention, you can haul a few kids along the way as well. Although it is not as athletic as a Cayman, it will easily blow away your expectation as to what a grocery hauler can do. It has the class inside and out as you'd expect from an Audi. The 4.2L V8 is a battle-tested dynamo in the lineup. Sure, you can complain about the mileage, but don't buy this car if that's on the top of your list - high performance is what it is. Although we haven't used it to tow anything, it is our do it all car anytime of the year. If you can find one (sedan or wagon), jump on it, you will be happy



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Uber wagon, year round satisfaction

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)

What a great year round vehicle! Classy looks, classy interior, good handling, comfortable ride, 4 doors, wagon versatility, great power, all wheel drive, powerful brakes, and in my case, absolutely reliable, no problems. This car offers a combination that few, if any can match. Great engineering. Get your M3s out of the barn in the Midwest during winter. LOL




S4 avant - a car

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)

Purchased my S4 Avant in July 07. Most enjoyable car I have owned. It has utility but is refined and comfortable, the design and styling of the B6 model S4 is timeless. The handling is incredible and effortless despite a 2 ton curb weight, 4 doors, a fully functional rear seat and a large wagon cargo area. My fuel economy has averaged 17.8. I have gotten as high as 21 in highway only driving. Not as bad as others suggest, but certainly no economy or hybrid. The acceleration certainly provides a more than adequate trade off. The rear seat is comfortable for average adult passengers. Not as spacious as a full size (A6/8, 5/7series) but the other options don't provide a V8 6 spd manual.




One of my favorites

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)

Over the years I have owned a number of fast cars and this ranks as one of the best. I originally intended buying the sedan but ended up getting the wagon (with a 6 speed) which I think is even better looking and a bit more practical.




Racecar fun, suv utility and

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)

I am one of the 10 Americans that LOVE wagons and this one is as good as you can buy. I have the one from the ads, blue w/ blue and black int. Looks awesome. V8 is stellar! (especially after you add the APR complete exhaust sys.) Great brakes (I might even leave them factory!) Decent suspension (likely to upgrade) Downside: Even being super nice I can't get 20 MPG.




Best drive

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)

I have owned several Audis including two high end wagons, a 200 Wagon and a 95 S6 Wagon, both very strong performing cars especially on the highway, but this car is at whole other level. Although the other two wagons were turbos the 340 HP V8 in the S4 is far quicker in any gear at any speed, there is never any turbo lag, step on it and it moves. The S4 is a great highway drive, but it is also has a sporter feel that my older larger Audis. Far and away the best car I have ever owned. I may buy a second.



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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

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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