Released in April 2005, the Audi B6 S4 Cabriolet was a two-door, four-seat convertible with a soft-top roof. Manufactured in Ingolstadt, Germany, the S4 Cabriolet was powered by a 4.2-litre V8 fuel engine that was mated to a six-speed transmission and drove all four wheels by means of Audi’s quattro 4×4 system. For requirements and also additional details, please see the Audi B6 S4 Cabriolet review. Standard safety devices for the Audi S4 Cabriolet consisted of dual front air bags, front side air bags, ABS, digital brake pressure distribution, brake help, electronic security control, grip control, an immediately releasing roll bar as well as seat belt pretensioners as well as tons limiters for all seats. Conventional attributes for the audi B6 S4 Cabriolet included 18-inch Avus III alloy wheels with 235/40 R18 Contintental tyres, a 10 speaker Bose stereo with a ten-disc CD changer, dual area environment control a/c, combination Alcantara and Nappa natural leather seats, power flexible pole positions, motorist’s seat as well as mirror memory setups, cruise control, xenon headlights, front as well as back haze lights, automated fronts lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with gearshift paddles, remote main locking, power home windows as well as warmed mirrors, a wind deflector, an alarm and also immobiliser.
The anti-lock braking system (ABS) may trigger needlessly under typical to light braking pressure as a result of cracks in tone/exciter rings (rings on the external CV shaft that determine wheel rotation). When the oil filter is eliminated, the oil cooler is prone to turning – this may harm the coolant lines and also cause a coolant leakage. To find out more concerning these items, please see the Audi B6 S4 Cabriolet problems and faults page. The S4 Cabriolet tries but eventually disappoints providing white-knuckled excitement. Think about this as an elegant boulevard cruiser with the included drive and acoustic tourist attraction of a V8. The power and also torque figures aren’t anything overwhelming these days, however it’s the shipment that sets the Audi apart. It reacts to a touch of the throttle, revs increasing in a rush, but without vibration or spitefulness. It’s pure and joyous, truly exceptional. For instructions on how to complete the checklist, please see the secondhand vehicle inspection overview.
Costs higher than initially expected at from ₤ 18,640 when traveling. Costly franchised dealership servicing. On Multitronics, the steering wheel pushbutton adjustment system is an added, so see to it you order it when ordering the cars and truck. Extensively changed for 2005 version year. On 2.5 V6 TDIs the waterpump is driven by the timing belt and requires changing at the very same time. Driver’s footrest can detatch and wedge under brake pedal. Steering wheel buttonchangers for Multitronic are an optional added, so do not immediately presume a Multitronic will certainly have them. If getting a Multitronic, be dubious of any bangs or jerks. Reports of troubles with Multitronic electronic devices causing bangs when drive or opposite were chosen as well as a low rpm vibration in 5th/6th. Multitronics MUST HAVE normal ATF modifications. By 2005 reports of Multitronic failures were enhancing. By 2006 Audi was using 50% of replacement expense as long as the ATF had been replaced at 40,000 miles. Replacement boxes fitted with 7-plate as opposed to 6-plate clutches. By 2007 Audi was extra unwilling to offer this goodwill. Nevertheless, if the issue is just the clutch, then a brand-new 7 plate clutch has to do with ₤ 2,200 fitted.
18-2-2011: Spate of Multitronic ECU failings reported on 2002 – 2007 automobiles. If auto steams up it could be due to the fact that it’s fitted with one of a damaged set of a/c systems. All 1.8 20V turbos developed from around August 2001 to October 2002 can suffer from failing of several of the four ignition coils, which result in a disagreement between VAG as well as a supplier and a serious lack of coils from November 2002 to January 2003. 2.0 20v timing belt drives waterpump. 2.0 FSI can make use of a great deal of oil in its first 20,000 miles. Rumour of timing chain tensioner failures on S4 4.2 V8s, perhaps due to unclean oil. Oil and also filter of this engine demand to be changed every 6k miles. Timing belt of 2.0 20v needs altering before4 years or 60k miles (whichever comes first) and tensioner at the very same time. Manual clutch judder problem from cool because of condensation dampness.
Clutch kit offered using a customized clutch rubbing plate that will quit the juddering from occurring. S4 has three radiators, 2 situated in the front wings where they are at risk to stone damages. The front anti roll bar has had a style adjustment however no recall from Audi UK. There is nothing wrong with the bar itself yet rather the 2 plastic collars that prevent the rubber mounts from moving sidewards under lots. These collars were affixed in the manufacturing facility before powder coating/painting. Corrosion takes place externally below the collar and at some point it splits calling for the whole bar to be changed and also equivalent below structure placement. The new bar has metal collars. Audi may consent to pay. The ends of the back anti roll bar are safeguarded by a plastic sleeve which fractures and also allows water leading to rusting on the anti roll bar installs. Audi suppliers replace it with a customized anti-roll bar that does not experience the very same trouble.