New range S from Audi, to test the sporting heritage of German

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Not only impressive on the street: models S Audi also dare circuits

versions of the range S Audi might be the appropriate mid-point between the standard finishes and the disproportionate (and expensive) RS who have some of their models. The German brand wanted to highlight the importance of an event in which we were able to try almost all of the Audi with last name S in both the Circuit of Navarra as in some routes by road in the outskirts of Pamplona.

it Is true that currently can be seen overshadowed by the RS models, which represent the top performance of a few models, but S claim to their role as the true precursors of the sportiness in the Audi. It could not be otherwise since it is a letter that comes from the world of competition.

Audi Sport Quattro S1, one of the cars of rallying’s most iconic history, is to blame. In 1985, Walter Röhrl wins the Rally of San Remo to the controls of the S1 and that same year, Michèle Mouton won the mythical ascent to Pikes Peak with the record included. Those sporting successes were the germ that prompted its passage to the models of street.

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the Whole range S, the Audi S1 Sportback in the first place

Thus, in 1990 came to the dealers, the Audi S2 Coupe whose engine of 220 HP was a variant of the five cylinder turbo from the S1 race. Since then, the line was growing and even he switched to the diesel. In 2012, the German brand won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the R18 e-tron Quattro diesel hybrid and introduced the SQ5 TDI, where the first SUV of the family’s and also the first S Audi with a diesel engine. The next step will be the electrification of the ‘ S ‘ versions in the near future.

engines of the new range S Audi are:

  • S1: four-cylinder engine 2.0 TFSI with 231 HP
  • S3 and TTS: four-cylinder engine 2.0 TFSI with 310 HP
  • S4, S5 and SQ5: engine, 3.0 TFSI V6 with 354 HP
  • S6 and S7: engine 4.0 TFSI V8 with 450 HP
  • S8: engine 4.0 TFSI V8 with 520 HP (605 HP in the S8 Plus)
  • SQ7: diesel engine 4.0 TDI V8 with 435 HP

Are 10 models of the brand, being a family so large that practically find all kinds of bodies, whether saloon, coupé, cabrio, family member, or SUV. Only 3 models do not have S-version: the Audi R8 (because it is more radical than the philosophy, S), Q2 (but the SQ2 is on the way) and Q3 (although yes there is the RS Q3).

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Each of these four units has 310 HP

The current range S Audi is composed of the following members:

Audi S1

Available in two versions: 3p and Sportback. It is the most small and urban but one of the most fun. A toy whose particularity is to be the only one of the family’s that can’t equip an automatic transmission, although we don’t miss when we play with the manual gearbox of six marches.

Is animated by the engine 2.0 TFSI with twin-scroll turbocharger that generates a maximum pressure of 1.4 bar, and delivers its maximum power 231 CV at 6,000 rpm. The maximum torque is reached is 370 Nm, constant between 1,600 and 3,000 rpm. This missile segment B is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds in your version of 3 doors (the S1 Sportback makes it to 5.9 seconds). The price part from the 35.990 euro.

Audi S3

Available in four versions: 3p, 5p, Sedan and Cabrio. The compact sport is one of the models of S most successful commercial, maybe for its versatility. It is capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, but the average consumption is 6.4 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 146 g/km (on the S3 3p). The prices of this model start in the 49.200 euros.

engine 2.0 TFSI has a turbocharger with a supercharger maximum of 1.2 bar and develops 310 HP. For its part, the maximum torque of 400 Nm is constant in a very wide range of rotation, which goes from 2,000 and 5,400 rpm. The transmission is entrusted to a shift S tronic dual-clutch and seven gears with function Launch Control. The sport suspension has a tare firmer and reduces the ride height by 25 millimeters compared to conventional versions of the Audi A3.

Audi S4

Available in two versions: sedan and Avant. Its price starts in the 73.590 euros. The Audi A4, the more radical it looks like the anagram V6 T on the front flippers to remember that under the hood there is an engine V6 3.0 TFSI. The turbocharger has double entry and is located within the V to 90 degrees formed by the two banks of cylinders. This mechanical delivery 354 CV and nothing less than 500 Nm of torque between 1.370 and 4,500 rpm, and is associated with a gearbox tiptronic eight-speed transmission.

The system of traction comprehensive permanent Quattro directs 60% of the torque to the rear axle and 40% to the front in normal conditions. In case of loss of adhesion of the system automatically sends up to 85% of torque to either of the two axes so that it is very nimble for a sedan comfortable like this, especially if it is equipped with the differential, sports rear optional.

Audi S5

Available in three versions: Coupé, Sportback and Cabrio. The S5 one of the latest additions to the family S as the new Audi A5 is very recent in the offer of the German mark. Closely related to the S4, but offers a design more emotional in their three bodies.

Under the hood lives the heart 3.0 TFSI 354 HP, which encourages the S4 and also share the change tiptronic eight brands and the same configuration of the Quattro. Both the S5 Coupe and S5 Sportback cost 78.060 euros in the concessionaires of Spanish, while the S5 Cabriolet starts at the 87.060 euros.

Audi S6

Available in two versions: sedan and Avant. The model executive of Audi has a performance of heart attack being able to hit 100 km/h from standstill in 4.4 fulminating seconds (4.6 seconds in the Avant). However, it would still be a car that you forget the comfort and the proof of it is that it has a system Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) that uses the speakers of the audio equipment to neutralize the unwanted frequencies.

Thus, in the passenger compartment just hear the delicious sound of the forceful engine 4.0 TFSI, a V8 with supercharger biturbo that comes to the 450 CV at 5,500 rpm with a constant torque of 550 Nm between 1,400 and 5,700 rpm. One of the features of this block is that it has the system Audi cylinder on demand that turns off four cylinders to save fuel when it is not needed all the power. Is linked to a box S tronic seven-speed dual-clutch.

permanent four-wheel drive Quattro transferred to the 60% of the engine torque to the rear axle and the remaining 40% to the front in normal conditions. If necessary, it redistributes the cast reached up to 70% for the front axle or up to 85% to the rear. The starting price of the S6 is 95.030 euros.

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Audi S7 Sportback coming out of pit lane at the circuit of Los Arcos

Audi S7 Sportback

The great sports sedan of the German brand remains the same propellant that the S6, that is to say, 4.0 TFSI V8 450 CV, and the change S tronic seven-speed. However, the Quattro gets a slightly different configuration: with optimal grip distributes torque in a 40% front and 60% behind, but if you need more traction you can send up to 80% to the rear axle and a maximum of 70% to the front.

air suspension adaptive sports discount of 10 mm the height of the body relative to the Audi A7 Sportback conventional. More stuck to the floor to reach 100 km/h from 0 in just 4.6 seconds. The price of the S7 Sportback surpasses the barrier of 100,000 euros, in particular 103.200 eur.

Audi S8

Available in two versions: S8 and S8 plus, both with the bodywork of battle standard, therefore, that these powerful variants are not offered with the body distance of the axis elongated. Of course, this is the previous generation of the model, since the new Audi A8 2017 has just been introduced and its sport version is still in development.

The S8 carries a 4.0 TFSI V8 biturbo 520 CV and a maximum torque of 650 Nm between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm. For its part, the S8 Plus raises the power of the propellant up to the 605 CV while the maximum torque is 700 Nm in normal conditions and can increase up to 750 Nm with the function overboost. The potential difference is due to the S8 Plus has a turbo with different internal geometry, a specific management of the turbocharging and exhaust valves different.

The transmission is in both cases a tiptronic eight relations. The buquand badge of Audi is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, the S8 plus just need 3,8 seconds. The maximum speed electronically limited to 250 km/h, but in the case of S8 plus can be increased optionally up to 305 km/h with the Package Dynamic optional. The price of the Audi S8 is 136.460 euros, while the Audi S8 plus part from the 162.660 euros.

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Audi TTS Coupe passing by the start / finish straight preceded by the S3 Sportback

Audi TTS

Available in two versions: Coupe and Roadster. Share aesthetic (except the roof, of course), but keep in mind that the TTS Coupé has a configuration of 2+2 beds that costs from 60.850 € while the TTS Roadster is a strict two-seater with a price that part of the 63.890 euros. In addition they may look better in the hands of the accessories of Audi Sport Performance Parts.

The engine is the same 2.0 TFSI 310 HP that bears the Audi S3, with a maximum torque of 380 Nm constant between 1,800 and 5,700 rpm. The gearbox can be manual or S tronic, six-speed in both cases. The automatic gearbox is recommended because it offers lower intakes than the manual and better performance, as it requires just 4.6 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h.

Audi SQ5

His arrival in dealerships will be the end of this year, but already are allowed to order for a price that starts in the 80.440 euros. Uses the mechanical V6 of the S4 and S5, that is to say, a 3.0 TFSI 354 HP and a maximum torque of 500 Nm united change tiptronic eight-speed transmission.

The todocamino German you can afford to spend from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, a figure of authentic sports. The average consumption approved of this fast SUV is 8.3 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 189 g/km

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Audi SQ7 with the spectacular Blue colour Sepang

Audi SQ7

The SQ7 can have five or seven seats and, in any case, presumed to be the SUV diesel market’s most powerful thanks to its engine 4.0 TDI V8 of 435 HP and a staggering 900 Nm of torque. Needs just 4.8 seconds to reach 100 km/h standing start and The price for the Spanish market is 113.130 euros.

The propellant is associated with a gearbox tiptronic eight-speed transmission and fitted with two turbochargers: one of them is active in phases of low load and a half, while the other does so at high load. In addition, it also has the novel boost electric that comes from the hand of a compressor driven electric (EPC) that is linked to a subsystem as a high electric power with 48 volts, which is responsible for delete lag in the response of the turbocharger.

despite the enormous variety in the catalogue, all keep some features in common: each of them have the famous all-wheel drive Quattro, show a grille with slats double in a horizontal position, the lag is characterized by the four outputs of exhaust and mirrors are finished in aluminum.