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2005 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 @ 6800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 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, confident handling, high-quality materials and attractive cabin design, available as a sedan, wagon or convertible.

  • Cons

    Not the tire smoker you would expect, small backseat, priced close to more established rivals.

  • What's New for 2005

    For 2005, the S4 gets a new satellite/navigation/AM/FM antenna.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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S4 v8 tiptronic

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi S4 New quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

Traded a 2002 S4 with Triptonic; didn't relish giving up the visceral whine of the twin turbos, but the burble of the V8's exhaust is music to my ears. The 2005.5 cost $14,000 more than the 2002; however, it has a lot more content, e.g. Recaro seats to die for, puddle lights, automatic headlights, rain sensing windshield wipers, etc. that makes the price easier to swallow. It is a mature driver's sports sedan, not a frantic M3, or boy racer STI. It is easy to drive fast responsibly. The paddle shifters can be activated while in "D" or "S" which gives you best of both worlds i.e. fully automatic or Tip. Audi Driver (UK) suggests the tip is faster after launch than the stick version...

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What's New for 2005

For 2005, the S4 gets a new satellite/navigation/AM/FM antenna.

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Gas Mileage


  • 14
  • cty
  • 21
  • highway
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