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Friday, July 15, 2005

Audi S4 Avant: The truth about it

Audi S4 Avant
The website "The truth about cars" has a nice review of the Audi S4 Avant.
An Italian tailor once told me that the best men’s clothing is invisible. In other words, a well-made suit flatters its owner, not the tailor. And so it is with the Audi S4 Avant. Despite the company’s decision to slather the press car in Crayola yellow, and their unconscionable policy of inflicting their gauche grill across the entire model range, the S4 Avant is an entirely restrained machine. It’s completely devoid of the aesthetic fripperies that announce a heavily modified car’s sporting aspirations. The S4 Avant is all about the driver, not the manufacturer.

...The bias is obvious the second you enter the belly of the beast...

Every human interface-- from the clicking HVAC controls to the steering wheel’s tiny thumbwheel controllers-- reacts with perfectly measured tactility. Even the in-dash MMI (Multi-Media Interface) works with chilling precision. The car’s single-minded minimalism raises your driving game on the subconscious level.

The S4 Avant’s 4.2-liter V8 whines like a turbine. Blip the throttle and there’s a hint of bass, but nothing to disturb the atmosphere of Zen-like calm.

Source: The truth about cars


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