Audi S4 (8E) : 2005

Silk (with a kick) on wheels.
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340 hp with 6-speed manual transmission and quattro all-wheel drive.

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2005 Audi S4. (illustration by FirstCar)

- DOHC all-aluminum 90-degree 4.2 liter V8 with 5 valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and 2-stage intake manifold
- Displacement: 4.2 liters (254 cu. in.)
- Bore: 3.33 in.
- Stroke: 3.65 in.
- Compression ratio: 11.0:1
- Horsepower (SAE net): 340 @ 7000 rpm
- Torque: 302 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

- 0-60 mph in seconds - manual: 5.3
- Top track speed: 155 mph
- EPA fuel economy estimates (city/highway) - manual: 15/21

- Fully galvanized steel unibody with multi-step anti-corrosion protection
- Front suspension: 4-link with upper and lower control arms, stabilizer bar and separate coil springs/shock absorbers (gas-charged)
- Rear suspension: Fully independent trapezoidal-link with stabilizer bar and separate coil springs/shock absorbers (gas-charged)
- Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP)
- Servotronic vehicle speed-sensitive power steering; turning circle: 36.4 ft.
- Curb weight (lbs.) - manual, quattro: 3825
- Engine oil capacity (quarts): 11.3
- Fuel tank capacity (gallons): 17.4

- Tinted glass, dark tinted band at top of windshield
- Power outside mirrors with defog feature, in aluminum-coated housing
- Brushed aluminum trim around side windows
- Bi-xenon headlights with automatic self leveling
- Heated windshield washer nozzles
- High-pressure retractable headlight washers
- Foglights: 2 front, 1 rear
- Side indicator lights located in front fenders

- Anti-lock brake system with vacuum power assist, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and hydraulic Brake Assist
- Sideguard head protection airbags for front and rear occupants*
- Driver and front passenger next generation airbag supplemental restraints
- Driver and front passenger seat mounted chest side airbags*
- Front 3-point safety belts with automatic pre-tensioning, height adjustable upper mounts and force limiters
- 3 rear 3-point safety belts with automatic pre-tensioning
- Front passenger and rear safety belts with convertible locking retractors
- 3 rear head restraints
- Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbag deploys
- First Aid kit located in rear center armrest
- Lower Anchorage and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in rear seats
- Child safety rear door locks
- Reflectors in rear of all doors

Interior Comfort & Convenience.
- 12-way power driver and front passenger Recaro Sport seats including 4-way power lumbar adjustment and lockable head restraints
- Rear passenger Recaro Sport seats
- 60/40 split-fold rear seat
- Premium Silk Nappa leather upholstery, including door panel inserts
- Genuine wood inlays in center console and door panels
- Leather-wrapped 3-spoke Sport steering wheel (includes Tiptronic controls on S4 automatic models)
- Manually adjustable tilt-and-telescopic steering column
- Leather-wrapped shift knob (Tiptronic model), shift boot (manual model) and hand brake lever
- Electronic cruise control with coast, resume and acceleration features
- Electric rear window defogger with automatic timed shut-off feature
- Radio frequency remote locking system with selective unlock, remote trunk opening, panic function, interior lights and alarm system activation control integrated in folding ignition key
- Illuminated glove box, trunk, lighter and ashtray
- Red ambient LED lighting in headliner for front center console illumination
- Interior lights in front and rear headliner with fade-in and fade-out feature, time delay and automatic activation when key is withdrawn from ignition
- Fully automatic dual-zone climate control system with sun sensor and activated charcoal filter
- Retained accessory power after key is removed from ignition
- Remote power trunk release button located in driver's door
- Power windows with power retention, "one touch up," "one touch down" and pinch protection for all windows
- Folding driver and front passenger front center armrest with adjustable height and cupholder
- Full-length center console with storage area and retractable cupholder
- Folding rear center armrest with cupholders and First Aid kit
- Ski sack
- 4 tie-down eyelets and flexible luggage net in trunk area
- Power outlet in trunk area
- Seating capacity: 5 passengers
- Interior volume (EPA, cu. ft.) Total: 103.5
- Interior volume (EPA, cu. ft.) Front: 50.7
- Interior volume (EPA, cu. ft.) Rear: 39.4
- Luggage volume (EPA, cu. ft.): 13.4

- 18-inch 6-spoke Avus design cast alloy wheels with 235/40 performance tires
- Full-size spare with alloy wheel

Audio Components.
- Audi Symphony II AM/FM stereo with in-dash 6-disc CD changer, cassette player, Radio Data System (RDS) and Graduated Audio Level Adjustment (GALA)
- XM Satellite radio
- 10-speaker sound system including subwoofer and center fill speaker

- Backlit instrument cluster with automatic brightness control including tachometer, electronic speedometer, odometer, voltmeter, digital clock with date, service interval indicator; fuel and coolant temperature gauges
- Color Driver Information Display with radio display, active Auto Check system with speed warning device, pictogram display for open door/trunk lid, and 6-function trip computer including outside temperature gauge
- Anti-theft alarm system with blinking theft-deterrent light

Owner Protection Program.
- 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, new vehicle limited warranty
- 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation

Audi Advantage.
- 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, no-charge scheduled maintenance
- Audi 24-hour Roadside Assistance for 4 years

Options included.
- Heated front seats
- Rear side airbags
- Metallic or pearl effect exterior paint
- Multi-function steering wheel

Option Packages1 - Premium package.
- HomeLink remote transmitter
- Automatic-dimming inside mirror with digital compass
- Automatic-dimming outside mirrors with power folding feature
- 4-position memory for driver's seat and outside mirrors
- Power glass sunroof with slide-and-tilt functions and pinch protection
- Light sensor package including "Coming home" function, "Leaving home" function and automatic light switch

Enhanced interior package.
- Premium leather seat upholstery with Alcantara inserts
- S4 Bright aluminum interior trim

Audio package.
- Bose premium sound system with AudioPilot noise compensation feature

(source: Audi)

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Caractere Sedan Roof Spoiler #CAR8E-11 (from LLTek).

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Caractere Sedan Roof Spoiler #CAR8E-11 (from LLTek).

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Interior. Recaro seats.


Interior. Recaro seats.


Interior. Six-speed manual.


4.2 litre, v8.

A few images of the dealership, The Audi Exchange in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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The Audi Exchange.

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The Audi Exchange.

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The Audi Exchange.

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The Audi Exchange.

Photos of the car as time goes on.

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19x8.5 HP Evo Hyper Dark wheels with 245/35YR-19 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 XL tires.

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19x8.5 HP Evo Hyper Dark wheels with 245/35YR-19 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 XL tires.

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Echomaster Reverse Sensors installed. Color matched painted in silver.


Echomaster Reverse Sensors installed. Color matched painted in silver.


Echomaster Reverse Sensors installed. Color matched painted in silver.


Echomaster Reverse Sensors installed. Color matched painted in silver.


Echomaster Reverse Sensors installed. Color matched painted in silver.

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Winter tires-235/40VR-18 Dunlop Winter Sport M3.

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(by Dan Saranga).

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Audi four rings logo.

Carlos's comments

11-22-4 :: I finally did it. I have been putting off buying this car for over 2 years. Always thinking there was something better coming. Even had an M3. But this is a fantastic car. It is so smooth, tight and crisp. Perfect size too. Very happy with it.

modifications/additions include:
11-23-4 :: Audi winter mats.
11-23-4 :: Audi rear breaklight.
11-23-4 :: Tinted windows from Shaded Days.
1-15-5 :: Echomaster Reverse (painted) Sensors installed.
1-15-5 :: Aluminum driver side door panel replaced (factory scratch).
7-1-5 :: Powder coated the calipers red.
10-25-5 :: Caractere Sedan Roof Spoiler #CAR8E-11 (from LLTek).
11-16-5 :: Hood paint repair (warranty).
11-26-5 :: Winter tires-235/40VR-18 Dunlop Winter Sport M3.
3-14-6 :: 4-19x8.5 HP Evo Hyper Dark wheels.
3-23-6 :: 4 20mm Hub Centric spacers. (with longer bolts), 73mm hub on wheel, 57.1mm hub on car.
3-24-6 :: 4 245/35YR-19 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 XL.
1-19-8 :: Replacement of passenger side rear tail light bulb.
4-24-8 :: Replacement of driver side rear tail light bulb.

Carlos's comments

Front hood paint story.

I've owned this car for about 9 months now, but during the past month or so, I have noticed what appears to be a line almost a foot an a half long running from left to right on the center my hood, just about two feet from the front of the car. For the life of me I could not figure it out. It looks like what would happen if you shut the hood with something under it, but it is not a scratch, and there is no dent. You can't even feel it when you run your fingers over it.

Several friends have pointed it out, so I took it to my Audi dealer (after asking my sales guy (Bob) what to do, on October 17th to have the warranty manager (Manny) take a look. It wasn't to long until there where about 12 guys looking at it, some saying they could see it all the way from the back of the car when the hood was up.

They have to submit it to the "higher ups" but all agree there is something wrong with the way the paint is adhering to the metal. One of the sales guys says he had heard of this happening before. They will call me with an update.

--October 21, Friday. Manny calls me to update me and tell me that his boss had a family emergency, but wanted to let me know he had not forgotten about this and would call me as soon as he heard something.

--October 25, Tuesday. Manny calls me and let's me know that his supervisor would be in on Thursday the 27th and I need to take that car in to have him look at it. I questioned why that was necessary since 12 guys had seen the problem and all had agreed it was "real", but he said he needed to see it, so we made an appointment for the 27th at 10:30am.

--October 27, Thursday. When I got to the dealership Manny greets me and lets me know that the issue will be covered and taken care of. Audi scheduled an appointment with their body shop (The Ultimate Paint Shop in Lake Forest) on Tuesday, November 1st, and will give me a loaner while the work is beign done.

Great service! (Hope the paint comes out perfect)

--Tuesday, November 1st. Mario calls me to let me know the TT is not in and asks if I can wait a day or two. He is trying to meet my request of a TT loaner. I said of course, no rush. Let me know when it comes in.

--Thursday, November 3rd. Mario calls to let me know the TT is in, we set up a time for Saturday morning.

--November 5th, Saturday. I get in at 10:00am, Mario greet me, Along with Bob and the gang, sets up the car so it does not get dirty (puts plastic covers on all my seats) we do a "walk-thru" to document the state of my car, and we get it all on paper. He even suggest they do my 5000 check up even though I only have 4600 miles on it to save a trip (perfect!). I get in my TT and take off... Way fun!

--November 10, Thursday. I get a call from Joe at the body shop to let me know that the rear tailight is cracked, both drivers side and passenger sise door have scratches (like from a dog), the from bumper has scratches and the from bumper has scratches. He tols me he just picked up the car from Audi.

So he calls Audi, and the realized that they mis-tagged the car, (they had sent two identical S4's to Joe). Joe called me back to let me know and apologized for feaking me out.

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