1.2. Audi A4/S4 carsA4 of the second generation appeared in the market in November, 2000 performed by the Sedan. Year later in the market the Versatile Person (AVANT) and Cabrio models appeared. The sports option was presented in 2002.
The body of A4 of the second generation increased in comparison with the predecessor: on length on 69 mm (4547 mm), on width on 33 mm (1766 mm), and on height on 13 mm.
A4 is equipped with a totality of security aids. A basis of safety of passengers is the strong section of salon with certain characteristics of deformation. Also safety cushions of the driver and the forward passenger, and also side head safety cushions of Sideguard and the device of a tension of a belt for front seats belong to security aids. The electronic antistrange system (stabilization of course stability), and also the amplifier of emergency brake application is serially installed.
Completely galvanized body, with a 10-year guarantee for lack of corrosion, represents the bearing steel structure with the built-in aluminum components providing weight reduction of the car. As materials, for additional weight reduction of the car, high-strength steel sheets, plastic and magnesium are applied.Petrol engines - line four-cylinder or V-shaped six-cylinder (eight-cylinder on the S4 models) with electronic control.
Diesel engines - line four-cylinder or V-shaped six-cylinder.
All engines with water cooling and an arrangement in a motive compartment along the car.
Models with forward or the Quattro four-wheel drive are produced. On all-wheel drive models the interaxal differential of "Torsen" with automatic blocking is established.
The modified running gear from aluminum alloy provides high dynamic characteristics and accuracy of driving.
Depending on a complete set either 6-staged manual transmission, or AT is established completely synchronized 5-(Tiptronic with the dynamic program of switching of DSP or Multitronic with the dynamic program of regulation of DPR).
Forward suspension bracket – independent, four-lever McPherson with screw springs, telescopic gas-filled shock-absorbers and a tubular bar of the stabilizer. The beam of the bridge fastens to a body on rubber-metal support.
Independent suspension bracket of back wheels with screw springs and gas-filled shock-absorbers. The beam of the bridge fastens to a body on rubber-metal support.
The steering mechanism – rack, with coefficient of strengthening of the hydraulic booster (Servotronic), dependent on speed. Adjustable, safety steering column.
The car is equipped with the electronic antistrange system (stability stabilization - ESP) uniting system of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS), the traction control system (ASR), electronic blocking of differential (EDS) and the distributor of brake efforts (EBV) in uniform network. The amplifier of emergency brake application (BAS) is installed.
The basic brake system – hydraulic, double-circuit with diagonal division and the dual amplifier. System of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS) with electronic distribution of brake forces (EBV) with the vacuum amplifier.
Brake mechanisms - disk, ventilated on forward wheels.
The uniform lock with direct or remote control is used to locking of locks.
The closest term of approach of planned maintenance is displayed by the indicator on the display.
The information system of the driver is installed as the standard equipment.
Magnificent aerodynamics and use of light materials promoted decrease in fuel consumption. Thanks to high-strength steel and additional protective elements, and also development of big zones of deformation, ensures still big safety, than the previous model.