2008 Audi S4 Cabriolet
Audi S4 Cabriolet
An pleasurable and jazzy impulsive know, superordinate and composite engineering, classical and exciting styling, and sumptuousness that those demands micturate on the luxuriousness form: Audi presents a contemporary definitive – the Audi S4 Cab.
The definitive soft-top transmutable traits are observable at get-go glint: the open-top fourseater has Audi’s single-frame lattice that typifies the steel. The car’s tight styling, crystalise surfaces and tension-packed berm job extending on the full trunk are feature features of the Audi S4 Cab.
Forward-looking and extremely advanced technologies are an constitutional role of much all fomite areas and components: the Bi-Xenon headlights with adaptative kindling are substantiation of this, as is quattro® lasting 4wd. The timber of materials and craft in the upcountry are of a measure that inevitably not awe comparability with the luxuriousness family. The architecture of the driver’s are, peculiarly the cockpit – a arrant deduction of bioengineering, purpose and invention – is pioneering.
Self-confident in show, the hitting single-frame grill and clear-glass headlights with their curved, aroused job dedicate the Audi S4 Cab an belligerent expression. The trapezoidal bod of the single-frame wicket is continued in the more spectacular contours of the locomotive cowling.
Ilk the Audi S4 Sedan, the Audi S4 Cab features the S-specific gridiron figure in the singleframe grillwork. The bumpers with prominent air inlets, the aluminium-look casings for the outside mirrors, the redesigned back lights, the V8 badges on the forepart fenders, and the foursome elliptic tailpipes are the distinguishing optic features of the Audi S4 Cab.
2008 Audi S4 Cabriolet
Tight lines and open surfaces that clutch no secrets, conjugated with a tension-packed berm demarcation extending on the integral duration of the trunk, get a feeling that is simultaneously sinewy and graceful. The bottom is grand by lights with a clear-glass appearing that besides underline the Audi S4 Cab’s bounty calibre from bum. The backside diffusor underscores the car’s sports quality.
The bodoni and innovatively intentional inside fits with the liberalist aspect of the car’s outside styling. The steerage wheels ply their feature factor in the airbag back with its single-frame figure. Doorway sill trims with aluminium inserts and legion aluminium inlays are a touchstone sport of the Audi S4 Cab.
Interior, the Audi S4 Cab differs in appearing from the Audi A4 Cabriolet. The instrument cluster has special needles and grey dials that are characteristic of S models. Power adjustable sports seats with leather upholstery further differentiate the Audi S4 Cabriolet. Inlays in Walnut or Fine Grain Birch wood grey can be ordered.
Almost all convertibles look good with the top down, but only a few are equally as attractive with the top up. The Audi S4 Cabriolet cuts an extremely fine figure, both open and closed. Thanks to its good thermal insulation and glass rear window, the Audi S4 Cabriolet can also be used without restriction in the winter.
Audi also offers an acoustic roof that that is even more insulating. By using new fabrics with a greater material density, the noise level inside the cabin is reduced further, virtually matching that of the Audi A4 sedan, even at highway speeds. This new acoustic top is standard fare on the Audi S4 Cabriolet.
Engine and transmission
The Audi S4 Cabriolet is propelled by a 340 hp eight-cylinder engine. Its maximum power output is reached at 7,000 rpm. The 4.2-litre engine delivers a hefty 302 ft. lbs. of torque at 3,500 rpm. Thanks to such a superior power flow from the substantial displacement, this naturally aspirated engine exhibits an air of supreme confidence.
The set-up of the dynamic suspension system, with four-link front and self-tracking trapezoidal-link rear suspension, has been designed for sporty handling and good ride comfort.
The steering has been developed to give the driver greater precision, as well as better feedback from the road when cruising. In connection with this, the engineers adopted several mountings and the dimensions of the front and rear shock absorbers from the Audi A6. The rear trapezoidal links and the front track rods originate from the Audi S4 sedan.
These systems add up to a high level of agility and precise handling, combined with first-class ride comfort – all qualities that benefit drivers of the Audi S4 Cabriolet. This also applies to the brakes, whose dimensions and performance have been adapted to suit the Cabriolet.
Equipment and trim
The Audi S4 Cabriolet offer a standard equipment list that sets a benchmark in the midsize class. Every new Audi S4 Cabriolet, for example, comes with a power retractable roof and dual-zone automatic climate control, ten-speaker audio system with in-dash six-CD changer and MP3 compatibility, power one-touch windows, driver information display, cruise control, Bi-Xenon headlights with adaptive front technology, large ski sack, high-pressure headlight washer system, acoustic convertible top, and numerous other features that are typical of a luxury convertible.
Both the Auid S4 Cabriolet can be equipped with an Audio package with a Bose premium sound system and SIRIUS satellite radio, and a Convenience package including HomeLink, auto-dimming exterior and interior mirrors, light/rain sensor for automatic wipers and headlights, driver side memory for seat and mirrors, and heated front seats. Other stand alone options on the Audi S4 Cabriolet consist of luxury items like heated front seats, Audi Navigation Plus, and Bluetooth phone preparation.
Safety is standard, not optional
The Audi S4 Cabriolet’s A-pillars are reinforced very effectively by means of high-strength tubes whose structure is an indispensable source of extra safety if the car rolls over. Sills with an optimized thickness and cross-section boost the occupant cell’s strength and occupant protection. High-strength tubes also are used in the seat structure, as a means of protecting the occupants in the event of a lateral collision.
The doors, in particular, have to be designed with safety in mind. In conjunction with structural reinforcements in the sills and a strengthening cross-member below the rear seat, special impact absorbing beams in the doors help ensure a high standard of safety. At the back of the car, a double rear panel improves body rigidity.
The comprehensive safety package contains seat belts with belt-force limiter and belt tensioner for all passengers, together with full-size front and side airbags. The side airbags integrated into the front seats are designed to protect the head and thorax.
If the car rolls over, a roll-over protection system in the double rear bulkhead adds to the occupants’ safety. In this case, two protective bars, controlled by sensors, are triggered behind the rear passengers within milliseconds. Together with the extremely rigid windshield frame, they help to preserve survival space for all occupants if the car turns over.
The standard electronic stabilization program ESP 8.0 with hydraulic brake assist provides for maximum active safety.
All seats are equipped with three-point inertia-reel belts (the front belts have beltforce limiters and belt tensioners, plus a seat belt reminder for the driver) and head restraints. The safety equipment specification also includes a driver’s airbag activated in two stages and side airbags.