Monday, April 19, 2010

Video: tests 2010 Audi S4 vs. 2007 Audi RS4

. Monday, April 19, 2010

We've said it before and we'll say it again, we're huge fans of here at The last Smoking Tire video we posted was Matt Farah and Jonny Lieberman's review of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI V10. Needless to say, we've anxiously been awaiting a new Audi test from the 'Tire ever since. Enter, TheSmokingTire's latest Audi comparo between the new V6-powered B8 Audi S4 and the old (and greatly loved) V8-powered B7 Audi RS4. Host Matt Farah and his "buddy Craig" take a look at five things they love about each car and five things they could do without.

A couple things I'd like to comment on regarding the likes and dislikes of the B8 S4. As far as the "likes," we're in full agreement, case closed. However, in the dislike column, we're not completely seeing eye-to-eye.

First, I have to agree that the sound of the previous S4/RS4's 4.2-liter V8 is simply awesome - throaty, deep and mean - I want to make it my ringtone. As for the lines, I also completely agree, the Avant is far more sexy than the sedan, and unfortunately we'll have to learn to live without a B8 S4 Avant in the USA. As for the "nagging wife" navigation; well, that's a pretty weak gripe, just imagine it's Heidi Klum telling you where to turn and I'm sure you'll get used to it. Finally, as for the oil-burning, that's news to us - perhaps the press car featured in this video has had one too many heavy right feet before Farah and Craig took delivery - my B5 A4 barely burns a quart over 5k miles.

So what do you think? Let us know by commenting below, the V8 vs. V6 S4 debate never gets old.

Source: - (YouTube)