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Old 02-20-2010, 06:31 AM
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Anyone know why magazines list the curb weight of the S4 as 4,000 lbs, but Audi's website under the specifications link lists 3,847 lbs for the manual equipped car?

What's the real curb weight? IMO the 4,000 lb number seems like too much of "round number" to be real.

Car & Driver link: http://www.caranddriver.com/var/ezfl...0eaf290131.pdf

Audi link: http://www.audiusa.com/us/brand/en/m...ons_table.html
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I do believe that this number is rounded by car and driver. It may have been so close to 4,000 with a driver that they just stated it as is. Based on some of the older posts here and over at AZ of people posting some pics of the weight on the S4, Audi accurately states it between like 3800-4000.
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3917 lbs at 3/4 tank of gas.

http://forums.quattroworld.com/s4b8/msgs/4396.phtml

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Originally Posted by rktskicar View Post
Nice. That's independent verification of the weight, too. Thanks.
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Anyone know why magazines list the curb weight of the S4 as 4,000 lbs, but Audi's website under the specifications link lists 3,847 lbs for the manual equipped car?

What's the real curb weight? IMO the 4,000 lb number seems like too much of "round number" to be real.

Car & Driver link: http://www.caranddriver.com/var/ezfl...0eaf290131.pdf

Audi link: http://www.audiusa.com/us/brand/en/m...ons_table.html
The weight of the B8 S4 sedan, S5 convertible and S5 sport-back is 3996 pounds (curb weight; 12 pounds per horsepower) and 4,329 pounds (maximally optioned weight; 13 pounds per horsepower).

With the regularly aspirated gasoline DOHC 32V 4.2L FSI V8 with (or without) valve-lift (with a 7,000 RPM redline producing 349/354/260 SAE hp/DIN hp/kw @ 6,800 RPM and 325 lbs-ft of torque/440 nm @ 3,500 RPM with the dinosaur ZF six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission as the only optional transmission worldwide), the S5 coupe’s weight is 3,894 pounds (curb weight; 11 pounds per horsepower) and 4,248 pounds (maximally optioned weight, 12 pounds per horsepower).

If the S4 Avant comes here, the weight will be 4,329 pounds (curb weight; 13 pounds per horsepower) and 4,662 pounds (maximally optioned weight; 14 pounds per horsepower).

When it gets the supercharged gasoline DOHC 24V 3L FSI V6 with or without valve-lift (with a 7,000 RPM redline producing 329/333/245 SAE hp/DIN hp/kw from 6,250 to 6,700 RPM and 325 lbs-ft of torque/440 nm from 2,400 to 6,250 RPM) the S5 coupe’s weight will be 3,663 pounds (curb weight; 11 pounds per horsepower) and 3,996 pounds (maximally optioned weight; 12 pounds per horsepower).

The RS 5 coupe’s weight will be 3,465 (curb weight; 7.7 pounds per horsepower) and 3,825 pounds (maximally optioned weight; 8.5 pounds per horsepower).

The RS 5 convertible’s and sport-back’s weight will be 3,825 (curb weight; 8.5 pounds per horsepower) and 4,185 pounds (maximally optioned weight; 9.3 pounds per horsepower).

All of the above weight (curb and maximally optioned) is for the B8 S4, S5 and RS 5 is with USA specifications.

The supercharged gasoline 3L V6 engine and Borg Warner seven-speed S-Tronic direct shift gearbox (or DSG for short) transmission (both of which are described in numerous full details in the fourth paragraph of this reply message above) are already in the B8 S4, S5 convertible and S5 sport-back worldwide. With this engine, the DSG transmission (which is the DL550 for longitudinally mounted engines with a maximum capacity of 406 lbs-ft of torque/550 nm, hence the DL550 designation) is the only optional transmission worldwide on the B8 S4, S5 sport-back and, eventually, the S5 coupe. In North America, this DSG transmission is mandatory for the S5 convertible.

The RS 5 will have a regularly aspirated gasoline DOHC 32V 4.2L FSI V8 with (or without) valve-lift (with an 8,600 RPM redline) producing 444/450/331 SAE hp/DIN hp/kw @ 8,400 RPM. The torque produced by this engine in the RS 5 will either be 332 lbs-ft of torque/450 nm from 4,000 to 6,000 RPM or 339 lbs-ft of torque/460 nm from 4,500 to 6,500 RPM.

The RS 5 may only come with the yet to be released Borg Warner DL750 direct shift gearbox (or DSG for short) for longitudinally mounted engines with a maximum capacity of 553 lbs-ft of torque/750 nm, hence the DL750 designation) worldwide. Or this DSG transmission will be the only transmission in North America (optional overseas) with the Getrag ML600 (manual transmission for longitudinally mounted engines with a maximum capacity of 443 lbs-ft of torque/600 nm, hence the ML600 designation). Or, worldwide, this manual transmission will be standard with this DSG transmission optional for the RS 5 worldwide (including North America, of course ).
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