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The Audi A4, S4, and RS4 models spanning the 1996-2001 period marked a pivotal era for Audi, showcasing their commitment to engineering excellence and performance-oriented design. The Audi A4, available as a sedan and wagon (Avant), was built on the B5 platform and offered a range of inline-four and V6 engines, including petrol and diesel options. This versatile lineup catered to a broad spectrum of customers, and the Quattro all-wheel-drive system, a hallmark of Audi, delivered enhanced traction and stability. The high-performance Audi S4, based on the A4, featured a potent 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 250 horsepower, mated to the Quattro system. It offered thrilling acceleration and sharp handling, making it a favorite among driving enthusiasts. Notably, the RS4, the range-topping model, took performance to new heights with its 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, churning out an astounding 375 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. This power was complemented by a sport-tuned suspension, larger brakes, and a six-speed manual transmission, resulting in an exhilarating driving experience. Visually, the RS4 stood out with aggressive styling, including flared wheel arches, reflecting its high-performance capabilities. In summary, the Audi A4, S4, and RS4 from 1996-2001 were emblematic of Audi’s dedication to innovation and performance, leaving an indelible mark in the automotive landscape.



Look up Audi A4, S4, RS4 specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.


  • Type
    • B5
    • 8D

Engine 2.8L 6-Cylinder SOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 30 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 5.3 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  •  2.8L 6-Cylinder: 0.032″


  • Capacity: 8.5qt (8.0L)


  • Capacity: 5.28qt (5.0 L)


  • Capacity: 17.17 gal (65 L)



  • Inline-four petrol engine
    • 1.6 L I4
    • 1.8 L I4 20v
    • 1.8 L I4 20v Turbo
  • V6 petrol engine
    • 2.4 L V6 12v
    • 2.4 L V6 30v
    • 2.6 L V6
    • 2.7 L V6 Biturbo
    • 2.8 L V6 12v
    • 2.8 L V6 30v
  • Inline-four diesel engine
    • 1.9 L I4 DI
    • 1.9 L I4 TDI
    • V6 diesel engine
    • 2.5 L V6 24v TDI


  • Manual transmission
    • 5-speed manual
    • 6-speed manual
  • Automatic transmission
    • 4-speed automatic
    • 5-speed ZF 5HP19 automatic

Fuel Consumption

audi 1996 2001 fuel economy

Safety Ratings

audi 1996 2001 safety ratings


Front Lights

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: H7-55W
  • Front Inner Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3457AK
  • Front Outer Turn Signal Light Bulb:2827
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3457AK
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: H7-55W
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb:
    • H7-55W
    • HID-D2S
  • Stepwell Light Bulb: 2825

Rear Lights

  • Back-Up Light Bulb: 7506
  • Brake Light Bulb: 7528
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: 2723
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 6418
  • Parking Light Bulb: 64132
  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: 2825
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7506
  • Tail Light Bulb:: 7528

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: 6411
  • Engine Compartment Light Bulb: 6411
  • Glove Box Light Bulb: 6418
  • Interior Door Light Bulb: 2825
  • Map Light Bulb: 47830
  • Trunk Light Bulb: 6418
  • Vanity Mirror Light Bulb: 6418