While Europe will receive the oil-burner S4 TDI, the rest of the world will get the delightful gasoline-powered S4.
Its 3.0-liter V6 fed via two turbochargers are good for a total power output of 354 hp, only 7 more than the TDI version. Even the torque is lower at 500 Nm 368.8 lb-ft) instead of 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). But still, the gasoline-powered S4 Avant can cover the 0-100 kph (62 mph) in the same 4.9 seconds as its TDI sibling.
For the transmission, Audi installed an 8-speed automatic gearbox with a torque converter that sends the power to an all-wheel drive system but more towards the rear axle. In the event of wheelspin, it redistributes the power to the wheels with the most traction. A torque vectoring system is used to improve stability, with minimum brakes. An optional rear differential is offered for a better torque distribution between rear wheels.
Inside the cabin, there are two bucket seats in the front and a bench for three in the rear. Unfortunately, Audi didn’t put more contoured rear seats. The S4 TFSI Avant has a 505 liters (17.8 cu ft) trunk space, enough for normal activities. Of course, the rear seats can be folded down so the maximum storage capacity will reach 1510 liters (53.3 cu ft)