Audi vehicles are known for combining clean styling with performance and luxury. The A4 sedan is a hot seller for the German carmaker and is available in different trims to suit various drivers’ preferences. The S4 is a step up from the standard car, while the flagship RS 4 pushes performance and technology to even higher levels. This month’s featured ride from Oloi and NewYorKars is Chris Lee’s 2002 Audi S4. This rare final version of the B5 S4 joins the likes of our 2007 Audi RS 4, a highly desirable vehicle that most Americans will never see in the wild.
This generation S4 was produced from 1997 to 2002, arriving in the United States in 1999. The 2002 B5 S4 sports sedan packed a 2.7-liter biturbo V-6 engine producing 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The power coming through the 6-speed manual transmission is split between the front and rear axles via a Torsen center differential. The S4 hit 60 miles per hour from a standstill in about 5.5 seconds, onto a top speed of 155 mph.
Chris’ Light Silver Metallic S4 has a black interior with silver accents. Production was limited for the final year as the next generation was introduced. Base price when new was $38,900.
“I had an S4 before that wasn’t as built as this one,” Chris told Oloi and NewYorKars. “I had it for about two years and did some rallies and drives with it. I sold it and regretted it soon after. I spent more than a year looking for the right one and this one was well-maintained and had a ton more options and upgrades on it.”
Thanks to numerous modifications, this S4 produces 300 more horsepower over a stock one. Chris said it’s capable of more than 200 mph.
This B5 S4 has been modified “as far as you can take the car without building the block,” Chris said. The transmission has a sixth gear from a Volkswagen Jetta TDI and the turbo comes from an RS 6. The exhaust, suspension, brakes, intake, electronics and more have been upgraded. Subtle cosmetic swaps distinguish this sleeper from a stock S4.
Check out more about this monstrously modded S4 at Oloi: