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2001 Audi S4

Trim Levels, Colors and Available Options
Available Trim Levels: S4 Sedan / S4 Avant
Available Options:
  • Premium Package: Glass sunroof, HomeLink transmiiter in suvisor, Auto dimming inside and outside mirrors
  • Cold Weather Package: Heated front seats with individual temperature control; expandable ski sack
  • Enhanced Sport Package: Leather with Alcantara seat inserts, Silver aluminum belt line trim, Aluminum mirro housings
  • Bose premium sound system
  • Audi Navigation System
  • 6-disc CD changer
  • Hands free Motorola cellular telephone
Available Exterior Colors: Imola Yellow / Nogaro Blue / Brilliant Black / Laser Red / Light Silver / Cactus Green / Santorin Blue / Hibiscus Red /

Technical Specs
Model: S4 Sedan S4 Avant
Engine/Engine Design
Type: Six-cylinder four-stoke, spark ignition, two light alloy cylinder heads, threee inlets and two (sodium-cooled) exhaust valves, DOHC, twin turbochargers
Bore: 3.19 in. (81 mm)
Stroke: 3.40 in. (86.4 mm)
Displacement: 163 cu. in. (2671 cc)
Compression Ratio: 9.3:1
Horsepower (SAE Net): 250 @ 5800 RPM
Torque: 258 ft. lbs.@ 1850 RPM
Cylinder block: Cast Iron
Crankshaft: Forged Steel, 4 main bearings
Cylinder head: Aluminum alloy
Valve Train: DOHC, belt driven, hydraulic lifters / variable intake valve timing and variable geometry composite intake manifold
Firing Order: 1-4-3-6-2-5
Cooling System: Water-cooled, thermostatically controlled radiator fan
Fuel/Ignition System: Electronic sequential fuel injection, mapped-characterisitc ignition with solid state direct ignition, variable intake camshaft control, cylinder-selective knock control, exhaust temperature control, coordinated engine-torque control, ME 7.0 Motronic with electronic throttle
Emission System: Two tubular exhaust manifolds with air-gap insulation, pre catalytic converters close to enine, two main catalytic converters underfloor, oxygen sensing for each cylinder bank with four heated oxygen sensors
Type: quattro all-wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual with synchronized reverse gear or five-speed automatic with DSP and hill detection capability
Gear Ratios:
Final Drive
Manual (Automatic)
3.500:1 (3.665:1)
1.889:1 (1.999:1)
1.231:1 (1.407:1)
0.967:1 (1.000:1)
0.806:1 (0.742:1)
0.684:1 (----)
3.455:1 (4.096:1)
4.111:1 (3.511:1)
Type: Maintenance-free rack and pinion with power assistance
Ratio: 16.2:1
Turns (lock-to-lock): 3.1
Turning circle (curb-to-curb): 37.4 ft. (11.4 m)
Front: Independent four-link with virtual steering axis and tubular anti-roll car; twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers, coil springs, spring rebound stops, guide arms with hydraulically damped pivot bearings
Rear : Double wishbone, with anti-roll bar
Service brake: Diagonally split dual circuits, ABS/EBV; brake booster servo. At front, ventilated discs and high performance twin-piston HP2 calipers, at rear, disc brakes
Front, size and type: 12.6 in (321 mm) - ventilated disc
Rear, size and type: 10.1 in. (256 mm) - ventilated disc
Wheels & Tires
Wheel size: 7.5j x 17 Avus cast alloy wheel
Tire size: 225/45 17 performance tire
Material: Fully galvanized (both sides) steel
Corrosion protection: Multi-step anti-corrosion process
Engine Oil: 6.3 U.S. quarts (6 liter)
Fuel Tank: 16.4 U.S. gallons
Cooling System: 6.3 U.S. quarts
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase: 106.6 in.
Front Track: 58.9. (1498 mm)
Rear Track: 58.7 in.
Overall lenth: 176.5 in. (4483 mm)
Overall Width: 72.8 in. (1848 mm)
Height (unloaded): 55.8 in. (1418 mm)
Ground Clearance: 3.5 in. (90 mm)
Curb Weight (quattro/manual): 3593 lbs (1630 kg) 3704 lbs (1680 kg)
Weight Distribution 59/41 (60/40 automatic) 58/42 (59/41 automatic)
Interior Dimensions
Seating Capacity: 5
Front Leg room: 41.3 (1049 mm)
Rear Leg room: 33.4 in. (848 mm)
Interior Volume Front: 49.9 cu. ft
Interior Volume Rear: 38.0 cu. ft 39.0 cu. ft
Luggage cpacity: 13.67 cu. ft 31.3 cu. ft (63.7 w/ rear seats folded)
0-50 mph (0-80 kmh): 4.6 sec (4.8 automatic) n/a
0-60 mph (Manual / Auto): 5.9 sec (6.5 automatic) 6.0 sec (6.7 automatic)
1/4 Mile: 14.4 sec (14.8 sec automatic) 14.7 sec (15.2sec automatic)
Top estimated speed: 143 mph (230 kmh) - Electronically limted for North America
Fuel Economy
City (Manual): 17 mpg
Highway (Manual): 24 mpg
Combined (Manual): 20 mpg

Standard Features
Technical: • 2.7 liter, 250 hp, VG DOHC bi-tubo engine with direct ignition, electronic turbo boost regulation and 5 valves per cylinder, ME 7.0 Motronic with electronic throttle control
• 6-speed manual trasmission with synchronized reverse gear
• 5-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and DSP (selects from over 200 shift programs to match driver needs) and hill detection capability
• Anti-lock brake system (ABS 5.3) with front and rear electronic differential lock (EDL) and electronic rear brake pressure regulation
• CFC-free air conditioning refrigerant
• Quattro IV - permanent all-wheel drive system, includes Torsen torque sensing center differential
• ESP - Electronic Stabilization Program
• Fully galvanized sheet metal
Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Steering: • 7.5j x 17 Avus cast alloy wheels with 225/45 17 performance tires
• HP2 High performance four-pad front calipers
• Full size spare tire with alloy wheel (sedan only)
• Space saving spare tire with steel wheel (Avant only)
• Sport suspension, specifically designed for the S4
• Four link front suspension
• Double A-arm rear suspension (quattro models)
• Tilt and telescopic (manual) adjustable steering column
• Rack and pinion power steering
Exterior: • 2.5 mph (Federal standard) front and rear bumpers, painted in body color
• Retractable high pressure headlight washers
• Heatable windshield washer nozzles
• Protective side moldings, painted in body color
• B-pillar trim in high gloss material
• Body color outside mirror; left side flat, right side convex
• Metallic paint at no extra charge
• Bright finish roof rails (Avant only)
Exterior lighting: • Xenon aerodynamic headlight assembly, with HID (High Intensity Discharge) low beam headlights and auto-leveling system
• Two front fog lights located in lower front bumper
• One rear fog light in left rear light
• White side turn indicator lights in front fenders with amber shine-through bulbs
Comfort and Convenience: • Fully automatic climate control with sun intensity control
• Power windows with: power retention (until either front door open); "one touch down" for all four windows; "pinch protection" for all four windows; "one touch up" for front windows; driver controlled lock out switch for rear power windows
• Electronic cruise control with coast, resume and speed up features
• Power central locking system (doors, deck lid, and fuel door), with selective unlock (enables unlocking of a single door or all doors), plus: Convenience close feature for windows and sunroof; master switch located in driver and front passenger door; convenient open for windows.
• Electrically adjustable outside mirrors with defog feature
• Illuminated vanity mirrors in left and right front sunvisors
• Third, middle sunvisor above rearview mirror
• 4 assist handles in headliner with slow retraction feature
• Radio frequency remote locking system with selective unlock and panic function. Also activates interior lights and alarm system
• Folding ignition key with remote controls
• Interior lights in front and rear headliner with fade-in and fade-out feature, time delay and automatic switch on when key is withdrawn from ignition
• Illuminated glove box, trunk area, lighter and ashtrays
• Heated driver door lock
Seating: • 10-way power driver and front passenger seats including electric lumbar adjustment and lockable head restraints
• 2 adjustable head restraints for rear seat; 2 3-point safety belts and center lap belt (Sedan only)
• 3 adjustable head restraints for rear seat; three 3-point rear safety belts (Avant only)
• Front seat-back map pockets
• 60/40 split folding rear seat with individual locks
Interior: • Silk nappa leather upholstery, including door panel inserts and armrests
• Front and rear floor mats
• Genuine birds-eye maple wood trim on dashboard door panel interior beltline and center console
• Leather wrapped 3-spoke sport steering wheel in dashboard color with S4 logo
• Tiptronic controls on steering wheel (when equiped with automatic transmission)
• Leather covered transmission shift knob, shift boot and hand brake handle
• Folding front center armrest with adjustable height and storage area for cellular telephone
• Full length center console with: stroage tray and rear ashtray; fold out cup holder; additional power outlet
• Fold down rear center armrest
• Power outlet in trunk (Avant only)
• Aluminum door sill trim with S4 script
• Ambient lighting in headliner for dash and center console
• Illuminated air vent controls in dashboard
• Four tie-down eyelets with luggage net in trunk
• Expandable ski sack
• Retractable luggage cover (Avant only)
• Tool kit located in left rear storage compartment in luggage area
Instrumentation and Electrical Equipment: • Driver information display including: outside temperature display plu 5-function trip computer; radio/telephone display; active Auto Check system with speed warning device; pictogram display for open door and deck lid
• Backlit instrument cluster with automatic brightness control; including: white/red illumination, digital clock with date, voltmeter; tachometer, electronic speedometer; fuel gauge, oil temperature gauge, temperature gauge; various warning lights
• Digital odometer with trip odometer and service interval indicator
• Windshield wipers with 4-position adjustable intermittent interval rate
• Anti-theft alarm system with blinking theft deterrent light and interior monitoring sensors and defeat switch for interior monitoring
• Symphony AM/FM radio with: in-dash one-disc CD player; cassette player; RDS (Radio display system displays radio station call letters and other information); GALA (Graduated Audio Level Adjustment, varies volume based on vehicle speed); CD changer operation capability
• 8-speaker 80W sound system
• Diversity (four) rear window glass radio antenna
• Pre-wiring for Motorola hands-free telephone (includes speaker, microphone and transceiver mounting bracket)
• Pre-wiring for 6-disc CD changer (includes mounting bracket in trunk)
• Rear window defroster (sedan only)
• Rear window defroster; rear whiper (Avant only)
Safety: • Driver and front passenger next generation airbags with supplemental restraints
• Driver and front passenger seat mounted side airbag supplemental restraints
• Inflatable "SIDEGUARD" curtain airbags
• Front 3-point safety belts with automatic pretensioning and height adjustable upper mounts
• Rear outer seat 3-point safety belts with automatic pretensioning (Sedan only)
• 3 rear seat 3-point safety belts with automatic pretensioning (Avant only)
• Rear center lap seat belt (Sedan only)
• Front passenger side, and rear safety belts with ALR (automatic retractor lock, a ratcheting mechanism for conveniently securing a child seats)
• Central locking system with safety unlock feature (unlocks doors and turns on interior lights if airbag deploys)
• Active reflectors in rear of all doors
• First Aid kit located in rear center armrest
• Emergency warning triangle located in trunk