Diesel Power: Audi S4 Sedan And Avant Get New 342HP V6 TDI

The Audi S4 is following in the footsteps of the diesel-powered S5, S6 and S7 by getting the same oil burner. Introduced in Europe, both the S4 Sedan and Avant are powered by a 3.0-liter V6 TDI.

The diesel unit delivers 347 PS (342 hp / 255 kW) at 3,850 rpm and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque between 2,500 and 3,100 rpm, aided by an electric-powered compressor for quicker acceleration and a mild hybrid system that improves efficiency.

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Audi says the four-door model has a combined fuel consumption of 6.2 l/100 km (45.6 mpg UK / 37.9 mpg US) and 163-161 g/km of CO2 emissions, whereas the estate drinks 6.3 l/100 km (44.8 mpg UK / 37.3 mpg US) on average and has carbon dioxide emissions of 165-164 g/km. The official 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration is 4.8 seconds in the Sedan and 4.9 seconds in the Avant, and top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) in both models.

Visually, the two cars gets a sporty body kit along with S4 badging, quad exhaust pipes incorporated into the rear diffuser and larger wheels. Body hugging sport seats, exclusive trim and other items can be found inside.

Further details including equipment range, availability and pricing for European countries should be released shortly.

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  • Evo45

    What next, diesel RS4?

    Not even sure why they ditched gasoline engine instead of updating it.

    • Sébastien

      Because they still have TDIs to get rid off ? (and lack of class action in Europe)

      • Daniela Wolf

        high priced petrol cars sell poorly in europe.

        • Sébastien

          What do you mean by poorly? Didn’t hear luxury being in trouble, and they could electrify those a bit

          • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

            Big v6 petrol cars does sell poorly in europe for many reasons, one of those is the gasprises in europe, other reasons is that the price on the car will be to high, exemple the new Toyota Camry is sold as a hybrid only in europe.

          • Sébastien

            Camry just returned to Europe, but it has nothing to do with Audis, even less to the S range (which isn’t the base here in Europe)
            They should just given eTron sporty versions

          • Daniela Wolf

            Yeah exactly not the price class above 100 000€ is affected by that.
            But businesscars in the range between 60-90K wear the Diesel only badge.^^

    • Daniela Wolf

      Nope it wil stick to the 2.9 TFSI.

  • Rocket

    If Audi offered that S4 Avant here in the States I might be able to see past their evil doings. No real risk of that happening, so the bitterness continues …


    i see the reason why audi decided to stop the sales of s models since january

  • john1168

    I can’t believe how boring looking the sedan is. Especially since the 5 door and the wagon look so darn good.

  • nastinupe

    Man that front end looks horrible.

  • Miknik

    Rarely ever has a company misread the signs of time (caused by themselves) and market trend (ditto) so wrong as Audi right now with this move.

    • Daniela Wolf

      We are talking about europe not NA.

      • Miknik

        Yes. Me too. Diesel are only bought by fleets nowadays (of which there are still a lot), but Diesel sales to privates have collapsed way more than the whole (significantly dropped) figure suggests; And a S4 is not a typical company car or fleet vehicle.

        • Daniela Wolf

          78% of them are sold to fleet owners in germany for example.

  • getoffme

    There is a “new” A4/S4 coming in Sept/Oct 2019.

  • MJ Coffey

    Diesel only for their S cars? Thanks but no thanks, Audi. You can keep those.

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