Any B8 S4/5 owners driven a B9 S4/5 yet?

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Any B8 S4/5 owners driven a B9 S4/5 yet?

Post by GrahamS4 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:22 am

Any first hand experience comparing the drive of the B8 S4/5 to the B9 S4/5 amongst the forum yet?

Interested in any real world (opposed to motoring journos) first impressions, particularly of the new engine and gearbox.
Present: 2010 Ice silver B8 S4 s-tronic saloon (standard)
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Re: Any B8 S4/5 owners driven a B9 S4/5 yet?

Post by Spaceman_RS4 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:26 am

Iv ordered a b9 s4 avant to replace my 8V rs3 for family duties
Ordered b9 S4 Avant ibis white
Panther black 8V RS3
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Re: Any B8 S4/5 owners driven a B9 S4/5 yet?

Post by Eddie555 » Tue May 02, 2017 8:48 pm

I had the S4 saloon for today. I've got to say it's a well put together package IMO. The chassis feels very well balanced indeed. I pushed it pretty hard around a few roundabouts that I know would cause a bit of a fight with understeer and the S4 was very planted and didn't understeer at all. I was well impressed and can't decide whether I'm gonna order a S4 saloon or S5 Sportback.
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2013: Q7 3.0 tdi s/line plus ibis white (13reg)
2012: S5 cabriolet glacier white (62 reg)
2011: RS4 saloon B7. Avus (57 reg)

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Re: Any B8 S4/5 owners driven a B9 S4/5 yet?

Post by Surrey Sam » Tue May 02, 2017 11:10 pm

I've done 2.0d's back to back for 500 miles (b8) and over 1000 in the B9. Personally I felt the B9 was a little disappointing. Standard seats were better in B9 and the rear compartment cover on Avant’s was much better thought out. Other than that, I felt the materials were a step backwards in the B9 and the cabin not as solid.
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