Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2000 Audi S4 "Biturbo" - A Modern Classic

There are certain cars that you just know are destined to become classics. This is one of those cars.

This was Audi's answer to BMW's M3. It has a 2.7 liter, 260 HP, 6 cylinder, twin turbo engine. It can hit 60 MPH in 5.5 seconds. That power goes through a 6 speed transmission (an automatic was optional) and hits the ground via Audi's quattro AWD system. The stock tires are Z rated 225/45/17s. Back in 2000 it was the quickest Audi sedan you could buy.

This S4 is a one owner car. It has the 6 speed transmission. It recently had its timing belt done and has new brakes and tires. The exterior and interior look like they're in very good condition and I like the black on black color combination. Best of all, this car looks like it's unmodified.

Audis need more maintenance than many cars do and parts are expensive. However, if you live in area prone to snow and ice like I do (or even if you don't), an AWD S4 is close to being the perfect all year round super-sedan, even when you factor in the costs.

Located in Derry, NH, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1 comment:

Maxichamp said...

My buddy's 2000 or 2001 S4's power steering took a dump at 11 pm on a weekend in a desolate mountain road in the middle of nowhere. Not only was it a battle to drive it to the next town, he had to pay almost a king's ransom to get it fixed.

He loves the car, but the maintenance and repair costs... Well, you know.