|September 4, 1999
2000 S4 model preview
The long awaited S4 finally makes its appearance in North America in the 2000 model year. The S4 comes to North America with 250 hp, quattro all wheel drive, Xenon lights (US models only), Sideguard head air bag system and a 6-speed transmission. A 5-speed Tiptronic transmission will be available starting in November 1999 as a no-cost option. The brake system consists of large ventilated disc brakes with aluminum brake calipers that use 4-piston technology.
To set the S4 apart, there are two signature colors that are not available on any other Audi in North America. They are Imola Yellow and Nogaro Blue pearl effect. The interior of the S4 is upholstered in pearl nappa leather and comes with standard power sports seats. At no extra cost, a Sport interior package is available which is a combination of pearl nappa leather and Alcantara suede.
Since the S4 is already well equipped, there are only a few available options: Convenience Package ($1200), Cold Weather package ($575), Bose sound system ($650), and the Audi Navigation system ($1100). A CD changer and hands free mobile phone are also available.
For more details about technical specs and standard equipment, please visit the S4 section in the Model Guide.