Euro vs. US S4 Was: RE: [BiturboS4] Re: H&R Sport Springs

Chip Goetzinger chip at
Mon May 13 13:49:34 EDT 2002

I've asked this before and have never gotten a response.  What are the
differences between US-spec and Euro-spec S4s?  Does anybody have a
comprehensive list or know where to find one (online)?

'96 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 435 RWHP (Laser Red, Saddle, Saddle - shhh,
it's sleeping)
'02 Audi S4 6-speed (Santorin/Onyx/Silver Alcantara sport)
'02 Nissan Xterra XE-SC 4x4 AT (Black)

>As an European S4 owner, I am appalled at how ugly the US spec S4s
>are. Not only do they have gap toothed wheel-wells but the interiors
>are down market too - poor quality trim strips and no Recaro seats.
>US friends who have driven my car report that it feels completely
>different from US spec S4s and is a much better high speed content
>crosser than the US spec cars. As standard it also has more torque
>and horse power.
>I feel for you guys, I really do.

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