[BiturboS4] OT for BT - new S4 and S4 Avant announced

Philip Pace pjpace at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 20 07:48:14 EST 2002

--- Ti Kan <ti at amb.org> wrote:
> There has been no announcement from Audi about an upcoming new RS4 based
> on the type 8E (B6) chassis yet.  Rumours has it that it will be a
> biturbo V8 somewhat similar to that in the RS6.

Maybe nothing official, but I've see a couple of things from reputible car mag
internet sites that my gf has sent me.

> No such things as a 2.7 without turbos.

Oh. I'm talking international - you sure about that? Just double checking
because sometimes we are myopic about cars here in the states.

> > P.P.S. If the only option is a automatic (i.e. SMG and the RS6 paddles
> IMHO),
> > then discuss nothing; I won't buy it (and that's why I won't consider an
> MB).
> Since the B6 S4 is available with a 6-speed manual, I would expect that
> the new RS4 would also be.  I think that a manual transmission must be
> offered, given the demographics of a likely S4/RS4 buyer.  This is
> a bit unlike the S6/RS6.  Otherwise Audi would really be missing the boat.
> Pure speculation on my part, though.

You would think. The next M5 is only SMG. Truly a disappointment and
immediately struck that off my list.

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