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Old 02-05-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
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I am considering ordering a 2011 S4 but am naturally wondering about what the 2012 model year will bring.

I’ve googled for it as best as I can, but nearly all the results are ****ty fake content sites.

Does anyone have any information — or thoughts — on what the 2012 S4 might bring?

When in the calendar year are new model years typically available for ordering?

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Should be able to order in early May and arrive in July. Depends on where you live. I ordered in late April, no commission number till early May, arrived in late July.
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I am considering ordering a 2011 S4 but am naturally wondering about what the 2012 model year will bring.

I’ve googled for it as best as I can, but nearly all the results are ****ty fake content sites.

Does anyone have any information — or thoughts — on what the 2012 S4 might bring?

When in the calendar year are new model years typically available for ordering?

Thanks!

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...Audi S4---2013 Audi S4: All-new in 2010, the S4 will most likely get a midcycle refresh for the 2013 model year.

Appears that probably nothing significantly will change for the 2012 MY. Audi typically releases their new MY Order Guides at the end of May, so you should be able to place an order at that point.
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The 2011 B8 S4 order guide showed up in April 2010, last year;

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachm...1&d=1271702996

http://forums.fourtitude.com/showthr...ine&p=65397586

Pricing showed up much later.
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The 2011 B8 S4 order guide showed up in April 2010, last year;

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachm...1&d=1271702996

http://forums.fourtitude.com/showthr...ine&p=65397586

Pricing showed up much later.

Any chance the Google MMI will make it to the 2012 MY or will I need to wait until 2013 to get Google MMI? If 2013 for Google MMI, then I'll have to pass and just get the 2012 MY. Two years is a long time to wait for refresh and updated features.
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Any chance the Google MMI will make it to the 2012 MY or will I need to wait until 2013 to get Google MMI? If 2013 for Google MMI, then I'll have to pass and just get the 2012 MY. Two years is a long time to wait for refresh and updated features.
There is a chance, the A6 has it for 2012, but we are due for a minor upgrade in 2013, so might not get it till then.
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I heard 2014 B9 S4 are going turbo 4 with massive weight reduction. Any truth to that?
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I heard 2014 B9 S4 are going turbo 4 with massive weight reduction. Any truth to that?
Almost zero. A refresh in 2012 to completely change from the B8 to B9 the following year? Not going to happen.

They are on a 6 year cycle now it seems at VAG, S4 intro in 2009, refresh 3 years in at 2012, to make it last another 3 years, then move to next platform. Look for the B9 to be out for 2015 most likely.
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Almost zero. A refresh in 2012 to completely change from the B8 to B9 the following year? Not going to happen.

They are on a 6 year cycle now it seems at VAG, S4 intro in 2009, refresh 3 years in at 2012, to make it last another 3 years, then move to next platform. Look for the B9 to be out for 2015 most likely.
But what do you guys think about the turbo 4 in the next S4? I don't think many people want to pay 60K for a 4 cylinder, doesn't matter what trick they use.
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It depends on the automotive lanscape in 2015. We may see a lot of changes, time will tell. The TTRS 5 cyl looks to be an interesting engine. How much does the TTRS cost? $58k?
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There is a chance, the A6 has it for 2012, but we are due for a minor upgrade in 2013, so might not get it till then.
So technically if the pricing came out for the 2013 MY in April 2012, and I could order the car maybe 3 months after that then it is only a 1.8 year wait from now. I'm a tech geek and I really really like the Google interface and new MMI interface. Oh man, I got to keep saying to myself delayed gratification....delayed gratification.....I watched some of the 2011 Audi CES videos for the A8 and MMI interface. The MMI looks awesome!
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But what do you guys think about the turbo 4 in the next S4? I don't think many people want to pay 60K for a 4 cylinder, doesn't matter what trick they use.
With the pricing of gas continuing to increase and the stringent emissions standards for CO2, turbo 4/5 cylinders will have to take the place of more expensive 6 and 8 cylinders for entry level lux. As the saying goes, "Get it now before they are gone forever! (V6, 8, 10, 12..etc)
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I wouldn't have minded a 5-cylinder turbo at all...
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I wouldn't have minded a 5-cylinder turbo at all...
The Audi 5 cyl turbo is tranverse mounted though, so won't work in our cars.

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But what do you guys think about the turbo 4 in the next S4? I don't think many people want to pay 60K for a 4 cylinder, doesn't matter what trick they use.
I think smaller FI engines is the future for the most part due to Carbon Emissions. Years ago (before the 3.2 engine was removed from the first B8 A5's) Audi built a test A5 with their aluminum space frame tech, and put the stock 2.0T in it, then ran some comparison to a stock 3.2 A5. The 2.0T version was about 500+ lbs lighter and DETUNED to match the performance the 3.2 put out and outperformed the 3.2 V6 easily.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...rototype_drive

Look at our S4 compared to the higher priced S5, which our car matches if not outperforms, or the MUCH higher priced RS5, which we also hang very well with - all with a significantly smaller displacement, but FI engine.
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NWS4GUY - Nice find on the article. Good Info.
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The 2.0T version was about 500+ lbs lighter and DETUNED to match the performance the 3.2 put out and outperformed the 3.2 V6 easily.
I wouldn't care about owning a 4 cylinder 2.0T equipped car so much if they fixed that wimpy sound. That engine sounds like it has a bad cold or flu or something!
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I wouldn't care about owning a 4 cylinder 2.0T equipped car so much if they fixed that wimpy sound. That engine sounds like it has a bad cold or flu or something!
Oh, there is an application tool for that;

http://www.amazon.com/SoundRacer-SRV...7027656&sr=8-1

Just need to add the high temp transducers to the exhaust system.
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I wouldn't care about owning a 4 cylinder 2.0T equipped car so much if they fixed that wimpy sound. That engine sounds like it has a bad cold or flu or something!
From the article on the 2.0T prototype:
"Sound Engineering: A speaker amplifies the engine to man things up"

Too funny. Hey, maybe future "exhaust" upgrades could be done with a VAG-COM.

I'd love to see an Al spaceframe S4/S5 with a 6 cyl FI engine. Lighter weight with a great engine? Yes please.
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The Audi 5 cyl turbo is tranverse mounted though, so won't work in our cars.

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The new Quattro Coupe concept has the 5-cylinder longitudinally mounted on the RS5 frame, so it is possible.
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