Autosavant's Kevin Gordon reviews a 2013 Audi S4 Manual. Here, Kevin provides his impressions of the car's transmission and the sport differential. We also talk through the 2014 Audi S4 that we've purchased as a long term test car for our YouTube channel.

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    • killerROBOT
      killerROBOT

      great review, Thanks!

      about 1 month ago
    • JurisKankalis
      JurisKankalis

      There is nothing to fry or be careful with the manual and quattro. Drive like you normally would, of course revving the engine and dumping the clutch would just be stupid, but that is common knowledge and no one would ever do that as these babies have enough torque without it. One has to applaud audi to still sell this type of cars (and even A6) with true manual boxes, and really the stability of full time constant AWD is unbeatable in snow, on poor roads or in sudden changes of traction conditions - besides, the automatic tiptronic or dsg is way less reliable even without, and worse with quattro.

      about 2 years ago
    • JurisKankalis
      JurisKankalis In reply to JurisKankalis

      aah yeah and of course congrats for the reasonable purchase, hope you chose the sport dif option - the proud owner of a 2008 A6 allroad quattro 6 sp.

      about 2 years ago
    • Aviation Direction
      Aviation Direction

      Where are you guys? No activity or information for years...

      about 2 years ago
    • Fit Mint
      Fit Mint

      Would you mind upshifting?

      about 3 years ago
    • James Tzokanow
      James Tzokanow

      I have to ask, how is the s4 manual as a commuter car, one that will live in traffic? Would a 7 speed automatic with paddle shifting be more enjoyable if one will encounter  an abundance of daily traffic? I am torn as i do love the feeling of absolutely controling my car; the melding of man and machine as it were.

      about 3 years ago
    • James Tzokanow
      James Tzokanow

      This is an excellent video for anyone in the market for a manual audi s4. All my questions have been answered.

      about 3 years ago
    • Jeff Dore
      Jeff Dore

      Very good review, 
      well done

      about 3 years ago
    • Ian Finlayson
      Ian Finlayson

      I'd love to know what long term economy he got with "his" car. Even more I'd like to know how he got on after he discovered the remaining few gears

      about 4 years ago
    • Joe Rogan
      Joe Rogan

      You should review the A4 manual

      about 4 years ago
    • b8Addict
      b8Addict

      Where is the full Review?? Its been over a year..

      about 4 years ago
    • vcliburn
      vcliburn

      Kevin, when will you give your full, long-term review of the 2014 Audi S4?  It has already been more than a year since the original Test Drive (above).  Nice review of the 6-speed manual transmission and rear sport differential.  Thanks!     

      about 4 years ago
    • Fit Mint
      Fit Mint

      well done sir

      about 4 years ago
    • Vavazelus
      Vavazelus

      I find it annoying when so called reviewers call the S4's sports differential a "sport diff" why can't these knobs call it a differential?? When they spout shit in an attempt to sound cool or like they know WTF their babbling about, I want to plant my fist into their respective mouths. 

      about 4 years ago
    • GranolaNutMix
      GranolaNutMix In reply to Vavazelus

      who gives a fuck?

      about 4 years ago
    • JosephM1750
      JosephM1750

      I look forward to your ongoing ownership review on the S4.  I looked on your channel and nothing so far - when do you plan to post it?  Also, are you planning to chip one of the cars?

      about 4 years ago
    • Miro Vojtechovsky
      Miro Vojtechovsky

      can't find the "super long" review he's mentioning at the ending :///

      about 5 years ago
    • frozenzoo
      frozenzoo

      2:10 is not good for the clutch O.o

      about 5 years ago
    • Kev Y
      Kev Y In reply to frozenzoo

      Not a great manual driver

      about 1 year ago
    • Sebastian
      Sebastian In reply to frozenzoo

      Maybe he thought .. he was revmatching??

      about 2 years ago
    • Doru Ambrus
      Doru Ambrus

      Great Review.  I love the Manual Transmission and hope it will be around in Audi cars for a long time.

      about 5 years ago
    • Rafael Bruno
      Rafael Bruno

      is this the same tranny as the 01X? im really starting to love the audi 6 speed manual 

      about 5 years ago
    • piero914
      piero914

      Please let the revs drop when you shift lol

      about 5 years ago
    • Gary Alexander
      Gary Alexander In reply to piero914

      Haha Right

      about 5 years ago
    • Diego Eduardo
      Diego Eduardo

      Burned the clutch at 2:10

      about 5 years ago
    • BSfunk44
      BSfunk44 In reply to Diego Eduardo

      yep...gross

      about 2 years ago
    • DanM101
      DanM101 In reply to Diego Eduardo

      +Diego Eduardo yup, can smell it from here

      about 3 years ago
    • MrFunk
      MrFunk

      Wow - slip the clutch much?! 2:10 sec - yikes! All the B8's are 40/60 split for power... not just the 13s+... I agree with you on what you say about the sport diff... the clutch is actually the weak point on these cars... nice review on the whole. Cool you guys got a long term S4. Come to AudiZine for info on how to mod it!

      about 5 years ago
    • timothy w
      timothy w

      For all that go for A6

      about 5 years ago
    • vcliburn
      vcliburn In reply to timothy w

      Which version of the A6 are you referring to...the 2.0 liter 4-cylinder or the 3.0 liter 6 cylinder?  For me at least, the 2.0 liter A6 is underpowered for a car its size, and the 3.0 version is just not "sporty" enough.  Would you believe, the base version of the much larger A8 has the same 3.0 liter supercharged engine as the S4 and the A6 3.0, and that car reasonably equipped costs $35K more than the S4 Premium Plus!!    

            

      about 5 years ago
    • opmike343
      opmike343 In reply to timothy w

      For a given price, the A6 would be a lesser equipped car. Also, not everyone wants a car that A6 sized...I certainly don't. A big saloon serves me no purpose when 99.9% of the time I'm in the car by myself. What should I care about rear leg room?

      about 5 years ago
    • timothy w
      timothy w

      lying , currently in development somebody somewhere making improvements

      about 5 years ago
    • timothy w
      timothy w

      Lateral acceleration 140/ 120 split front to rear burning up rubber

      about 5 years ago
    • timothy w
      timothy w

      Make you miss how b4 was made

      about 5 years ago
    • timothy w
      timothy w

      What world happen to 2.7 turbo. Thought it would be 3.0 4cylinder not a v6. That's cool but not alright

      about 5 years ago
    • Vlad Zhidkov
      Vlad Zhidkov

      Great review! I've got a 2013 S4 manual, sports diff - absolutely in love with it. Looking forward to more videos from you guys. Review of aftermarket parts would be especially welcomed! 

      about 5 years ago
    • ceilonyc
      ceilonyc

      Nice. I have an A4 now and I was looking to trade in early for a S4. When do you plan on selling your new s4? 2 years?

      about 5 years ago
    • AudiS4you
      AudiS4you

      i have a 2014 S4 (glacier/magma red), no sports diff, not a stick. some say my version isn't even sellable :( the car is life changing in my eyes!

      about 5 years ago
    • Michael Shao
      Michael Shao

      very nice review!

      about 5 years ago