The Audi S4 is the sporty version of the popular small sedan centered Audi A4. Like other S-line models of the automobile, the Audi S4 is not a vehicle for extreme performance in the form of a BMW M car or machine Mercedes AMG, a place that offers a solid blend of power and luxury at a price relatively reasonable. The Audi S4 receives a package of optional optical appearance and a special edition Black Nogaro blue for the last model year. Based on the 220-hp A4 sedan, the Audi S4 closes the ratio of performance with 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque 3.0-liter V6 that produces a time from zero to 60 miles per gallon five seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph. A six-speed manual is standard, while a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic is also available. The Fuel economy is rated at 17/26 with the manual and 18/28 with the automatic. Complementing the enhanced powertrain is a tight suspension and lowered it helps the S4 hug corners like a sports sedan should.
As with the rest of the Audi A4 / Audi A5 line, the Audi S4 is updated to the latest model year with more angular headlights, Audi latest corporate grille and redesigned lower front bumper. The Audi S4 is distinguished from its less powerful relative for a more aggressive front fascia with fog lights housing and a metal fence with ornaments. On one side, you will notice the sportier wheels, mounted outside larger, high performance calipers and rotors that help bring the car in the performance of a higher mind. Continuing in the rear, the Audi S4 has a unique rear fascia and badging to allow more pedestrian vehicles to know exactly why you are seeing the back not the front, the Audi S4.
Inside, Audi S4 specific touches include contrasting black leather accents and gray, along with the S-line indicators, door frames and badging. Otherwise, the interior is essentially the same as the standard A4, with a hint of modern look, a lot of high quality materials and a relatively spacious rear seat segment. Recent updates include newer form interface Audi’a MMI infotainment and Audi connect, which provides Internet connectivity in the car and the industry’s first integration of Google Earth – complete with panoramic views and high-resolution satellite 3D and aerial images.
Audi S4 Features
The Audi S4 can be had in two trim levels – Premium and Premium Plus. The Premium model comes standard with Nappa leather upholstery, heated front seats, an FM CD system with 10-speaker AM / SiriusXM stereo with iPod integration, Bluetooth connectivity, tri-zone automatic climate control, wheels 18-inch alloys, fog lights, xenon headlights and LED taillights. The Premium Plus setting adds a navigation system with Audi Connect a 12-speaker, 505-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system with relational technology HD, Audi side assist and a rear parking camera.
Notable options include ventilated seats, adaptive cruise control and a differential performance-oriented Sport package with torque vectoring. Also available Audi Drive Select, which offers the variety of different calibrations suspension, steering, transmission and engine. The Premium Plus model can also be optioned with Audi side assist, which monitors blind spot areas and vehicles is fast approaching. The optical appearance package includes 19-inch Black 5-V-spoke design wheels in titanium finish. The special edition brings Nogaro Blue pearl effect paint and 19-inch 7 twin-spoke wheels. Inside, the limited edition model features sports seats seating surfaces S in black leather, cobalt blue Alcantara inserts and inlays RS4 aluminum racing.
Audi S4 Safety
All Audi S4 models are equipped with dual front, the side thorax and side curtain air-bags, along with stability and the traction control systems and electronic distribution of braking force with brake assist. Rear side airbags are available as an option.
Audi S4 Competitors
The Audi S4 is aimed at mid-level sedans small slot competition between cars with engine base and performance models. These include the Mercedes-Benz C350, BMW 335i and Infiniti G37.