..... the more powerful 2-litre petrol model with the Quattro drivetrain requires just 5.8 seconds, while the V6 diesel Quattro is half a second quicker still.
Misano red B9 S4 saloon with black styling pack
Review &more pic's -
Update to the PH review here:-
Glad I've spec'd both the diff and adaptive suspension on mine!Was trying to explain how good the is sports diff is on this car to many on this list (often falling of deaf ears) - just can't imagine why anyone would spend £40k+ without the engaging drive. Tried cars with and without the diff/adaptive suspension set up and the dynamic steering... its a totally different car fitted with these driving focussed extras.
TBH no I didn't, thought the standard steering was good and I'd already hit my budget and thought the diff and suspension probably higher on my priority list.Did you test a car with dynamic steering? Its really very good, especially when pushing the car. Found it gave far better feedback than standard.
Depending on which engine it has it is likely to be a far superior car to a VW Golf7.
I recall a brief test drive in a Wolfsburg Mk7 R waggon when I was considering moving to that from an Audi SQ5 and, having already paid a deposit on the VW I thought I was committed. After 20 mins I came back early from the run and asked the dealer for the return of my deposit - the difference was night and day. We have had several Golfs and GTis over the years but back to back the it was daylight in quality, finish, HMI, performance......between the S4 B9/SQ5 and any Golf. Now having had the V6 S4 B9 'attended to' by APR it has become a 3.5 second 0-60 car but remains svelte, smooth and I rate it even higher.
My advice is the the Audi B9 with the right engine will be a great first car.
Good luck and enjoy the hunt.