Audi A4 and S4 Convertible to make North American at NYIAS
The A4 and S4 Cabriolet’s exterior has now been integrated with Audi’s corporate design, the singleframe grille. The S4 Cabriolet receives the same styling cues as the S4 sedan: “S” specific grille treatment, larger air intakes, V8 badges on the fenders, four oval exhaust pipes, and 18” wheels.
The A4 Cabriolet is now available with two of the recently named Ward’s 10 Best Engines: the 200hp 2.0T FSI turbocharged four-cylinder and the 255hp 3.2 V6 FSI. Audi’s legendary quattro all-wheel drive system is available on the 2.0T model and standard with the 3.2 model.
The S4 comes with another recent Ward’s winner, the 340hp 4.2 V8 and quattro all-wheel drive.
The A4 Cabriolet has a four-link front suspension and the highly complex self tracking trapezoidal-link rear suspension. Both consist primarily of light-alloy components resulting in a low unsprung mass..These new components help the new A4 Cabriolet achieve sporty handling characteristics while maintaining a compliant ride.
Both Cabriolet models benefit from Servotronic speed-sensitive steering providing more direct response and greater feedback for the driver.