2015 Frankfurt – IAA: The 2017 Audi A4 and S4 show up to the party for Europe eyes first

In addition to the concepts and models revealed during  Volkswagen AG’s big night kicking off the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, you can certainly add the next-generation Audi A4 and S4, which took a bow before their launch in 2016 as a 2017 model in Europe.

Sure the new Audi A4 and S4 were revealed in June of this year, but the models were scheduled for their worldly debut in person at Frankfurt, and that’s exactly what happened to make fax machine salesmen and entry-level lawyers excited to give them a reason to make a new purchase.

Given the A4 and S4 are pretty crucial cars for the four-ringed Ingolstadt-based automaker, Audi decided to take more of a conservative approach to redesigning the two cars. And as a result, the new model and the outgoing version look nearly the same, though the differences are all in the details.

For one thing, the new A4 and S4 benefit from a 254-pound diet and have an extremely low drag coefficient, rated at just 0.23. Believe it or not, the Audi A4 and S4 are slicker through the air than the 2010 Toyota Prius, which has a drag coefficient of 0.25. Bravo Audi.

When the new B9 Audi A4 and S4 arrive stateside, they’ll come with the usual choice of a gas and diesel turbocharged four-banger, with the S4 coming with the more powerful V6. The base engines will be either a 2.0L TFSI or TDI four-pot, with the gasser TFSI producing 252hp and 273 lb-ft of twist while the TDI is actually a carryover item with 190hp and 295 lb-ft.

The S4 will benefit from the 3.0L TFSI turbocharged V6 with 354hp and 368 lb-ft.

For the press blast, check it out below.

2015 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show Logos

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09/15/15
Frankfurt/Ingolstadt

Sporty and high-tech: the new Audi S4 and S4 Avant

260 kW (354 hp), 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 4.7 seconds – Audi launches the new S4* and S4 Avant* at the IAA in Frankfurt am Main. The top models from the A4 series are ahead of the competition – with intelligent lightweight design, powerful engines, and an extensive package of the latest technologies.

– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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