A standard Audi S4 delivers a total of 333 horsepower, but plenty of people think it has more potential. The guys over MS Design seem to agree with that and today they have unveiled the first official details on the new A46 package based for the S4. What does the name stand for? The answer is quite simple: from the amount of power found under the hood - 460 horsepower.
Thanks to the extra 127 horsepower, the A46 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds - half a second faster than the S4 - and can hit a top speed of 178 mph. In order to handle the extra power, the new A46 has also been equipped with a specially adapted brake system, a height-adjustable sport suspension and a new set of 8.5-by-20-inch lightweight wheels.
Click past the jump to read about the standard S4
The current-generation Audi S4 was unveiled in 2009 and its first revision came in the 2012 model year. The model received an updated exterior language with redesigned bumpers, new headlamps with a slight wave at the bottom edges and a more arched hood.
The S4 is powered by 3.0 TFSI engine that delivers a total of 333 horsepower and a peak torque of 324 pound-feet. The sedan can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph.
gallery: Audi S4
The A46 by MS Design convinces with a distinctive design and superior performance, true to the company motto "Visible Superiority".
The A46 four-wheel-drive brings it to a whopping 460 hp with which he beats the S4 basis by as much as 127 hp. The improved performance is also evident in the sprint to 100km/h. In less than 4.5 seconds the A46 sprints now to 100 and so beats the S4 for more than half a second. But not only in terms of power and acceleration the A46 proves to be even sportier. Also regarding the top speed MS Design offers an improvement. The speedo no longer stops at 250 but now reaches impressive 287 km/h top.
To bring so much power efficient and above all safe on the road the A46 is provided with a specially adapted brake system. The height-adjustable sport suspension and the 8.5 x 20-inch lightweight wheels ensure even in extreme situations a proper traction.
Design and appearance of a car are for MS Design much more than just an extra task. For now 30 years the Austrian company is well known for their special design language, always harmonising perfectly with the basis. So it is not surprising that the handmade carbon fiber parts nestle to the car as of one piece. Also in terms of the interior the A46 presents itself in a sporty but nevertheless elegant design. The combination of fine leather and ultra suede fits perfectly and completes the A46 to a real eye catcher.
Design, Performance, Emotion in form of the A46 is so far only available direct at MS Design, either as a complete car or in the form of an upgrade to the own S4.