Although not available in North America until late 1999, the Audi S4 Quattro debuted in 1997, with factory production commencing on October, 1997, as part of the facelifted B5 platform Audi A4 line-up. Immediately, Audi caught the attention of mid-size luxury sedan and wagon customers, but with its high-performance variant – the Audi S4 Quattro – it captured the attention of the more performance oriented customer base as well. The Audi S4 was powered by a 2.7-litre twin-turbo engine, delivering (for that time) an impressive 265 horsepower and 295 lb?ft (400Nm) of torque.
Unfortunately, to meet strict US regulations, the engine – in US based versions – was detuned to meet US emissions regulations; output was reduced to 254 horsepower and 258 lb-ft (350Nm) of torque. But, that didn’t impact the performance as much, since the Quattro all-wheel drive and torque of the engine allowed the B5 S4 to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.6 seconds, and achieve an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph). In turn, this made it both the quickest sedan in the Audi model line, but also, placed it among the quickest saloon/sedans in the world at that time.
With years passing by, the Audi S4 slowly of this generation died as far as relevance and popularity go. But, with the recent resurgence of older S models as part of the aftermarket tuning scene, this rather interesting old school Audi S4 is once again proving its worth. This particular Audi S4 comes from CCW Wheels. It’s equipped with a set of their CCW Classic wheels in a beautiful deep dish configuration, featuring a Dark Gunmetal front face and Polished lips for the finish. The vehicle comes bagged with an AirRide, completing its tuner look.
Would you do something like this to your oldschool Audi S4? Maybe not. But we do see why so many individuals love this look. Check out the complete project gallery right below.