|March 2, 2000
Discretion and supremacy - The Audi S models
A commanding performance offer and conscious understatement in its appearance, added to unlimited roadworthiness: these characteristics are featured in all of Audi's S models where they are combined to form a perfect vehicle concept.
The fact that it takes a second glance to detect the numerous details hinting at the S model's sporting stance and enormous performance capability is no mere matter of chance. Audi S models discreetly accentuate the appropriate sporting quality inherent to the basic models, forming a quintessential synthesis of commanding presence and unobtrusive elegance.
Every model from the S3 to the S4 and S6, which are both available in saloon or Avant versions, and through to the S8, features quattro permanent four-wheel drive. This enables the performance potential to be translated into reliable traction and natural driving enjoyment whatever the driving situation. Suspension tuned with a sporting flair and a correspondingly powerful engine lend the S models the dynamics associated with a pure sports car, while at the same time supplying sufficient convenience features to cater for every wish in everyday situations.
These cars can trace their lineage back to such motor sporting legends as the striking original quattro, the Sport quattro S1, two-time winner at Pikes Peak, and the STW A4 quattro, which alongside its many successes chalked up an impressive record in 1996 with seven straight victories. It lined up at the start in seven countries, and in each one it took the title.