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  1. DodgeMan

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    Anybody a fan is the S4?
    Used to have a big v8, but now has a blown 6 that makes a bit less power.
     
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    I'm not sure that I understand your question but I used to have an S5 that I sold before getting the Hellcat. Same engine just 2 doors less. So my impressions of that car:

    The car was fast and fun to drive but too muted for my tastes. Everything from the intake to the exhaust is so muted that they added a vibration motor to simulate engine noise. I got into that from a 392 Challenger and felt that it was faster off the line due to AWD but not when it was going already.

    Beautiful car but if I were to do another Audi, it would have to be the RS line. The S just felt too soft - at least the RS has a V8 with an optional sports exhaust system. Not surprising in hind sight since it competes with the 335/435 BMW and not the M3/M4 like the RS4/RS5 does.

    Handling was great since it is a much smaller car and also the automatic transmission is amazing. Shifts are instant.

    Interior was also very nice but IMO Lexus feels better quality/design.
     
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    Just basically starting a discussion on the Luxury car v8s.
    It's a shame they don't make the IS-F anymore either....
     
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    Recently sold my wife's 2012 S5 Coupe. 4.2L NA V8. Nice car in its own right but not comparable to any American Muscle car. Apples and oranges.
     
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    I sold my 2011 S4 when I got my HC. As mentioned above, good fit and finish and I had zero problems. With AWD, it's fast off the line but doesn't have the thrust above 60. I also agree with the comments that I t was too muted and quiet. The 3.0 liter motor is better than the previous V8 in every way (lighter, faster, better fuel economy) except it doesn't have the previous V8 sound.
     
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    I haven't driven the new RC-F but would assume they would put the same V8 in an IS-F also.
     
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    Is-F is discontinued.
    If they were still making them & sold a lot more, I'd probably try to find one of them.
    You can still find them used & so off lease. Used they are still in the 40k ballpark about 2-3 years old with 30k+ miles. :(
     
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    Well I own a 2014 S6 and it plain fast, 0 to 60 in 3.7 and it will do 12's in the quarter (I think). It is the wife's car and I think it is faster 0 to 70 than my A8
     
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    S6 has the twin turbo V8 combined with Quattro is what gets it going so quick. But in the long run the Hellcat has way too much power advantage. Audi needs to put that motor in the RS5.

    If they come out with the GC TrackHawk AWD using the Hellcat motor that thing is going to be insane (or is it ludicrous).
     
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    It is the same motor that is in a Bentley, with a tune it puts out almost 600 HP, it puts out 530 or so in the Bentley, with a tune it is plane fast.
     
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    I thought they were going to bring it back but looks like you're right. So then the only sedan option would be the GS-F but it's quite a bit bigger.
     
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    The advantages of an FI motor :cool:

    How is the engine sound in the S6? Does it also have the SoundAktor noise simulator?
     
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    I do not think so, it is not on the sticker or in anything I have read or options in the stereo, the car is great, it has paddle shifts and just goes. Rumor has it that is the fastest Audi car. Car and Driver and Motortrend have gotten some much faster times than what the factory says. As I said from a dig, the car is faster than the Hellcat, the Cat will catch it but it is still fast.
     
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    Not quite 707hp, but I am quite fond of my NA E92 M3 and its 8400rpm redline.
     
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    The twin turbos are in the valley, where the intake usually sits, the turbos spin super fast, the car is a great daily driver, and is why I bought it, great in the winter in the the northeast.
     

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