With stout acceleration, ample traction and its impressive ability to handle quick directional changes, the S4 is a match for anything in its class. The S4 features a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (354 horsepower, 369 pound-feet of torque). All-wheel drive is standard, as is an eight-speed automatic transmission. The S4 blasted to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. That's plenty of power for everyday driving.
From the moment you open the door, you'll be struck by the S4's cohesive and easy-to-use cabin design. Ergonomics and style are all at the top of their class. controls are clear, logically arranged and consistent in both look and feel. All-around build quality is excellent and on par with what we've come to expect from Audi. There are no unsightly connections, welds or hinges.
The S4 fits right in with other offerings from Audi in its excellent integration of technology, both entertainment- and safety-related. Modern and easy to use, the S4's systems seem wholly integrated rather than being an afterthought. The Bang & Olufsen audio system is excellent, capable of handling a wide variety of music and volume with exceptional clarity. Navigation utilizes Google Earth and is viewable on the center-mounted display as well as in the S4's Virtual Cockpit.
Standard features include 18-inch wheels with summer performance tires, automatic LED headlights, automatic wipers, power-folding mirrors with heating, a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather and simulated suede upholstery, power front seats (with heating and massage functions), driver-seat memory settings, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, auto-dimming mirrors and interior ambient lighting, virtual instrument panel display, streaming internet radio apps, remote vehicle monitoring via a smartphone app, a bigger 8.3-inch infotainment display, a navigation system, a tracepad feature for infotainment input and a top-down parking camera system.
The S4 earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. Standard Audi Pre Sense helps prepare for imminent front-end collisions initiating visual and acoustic warnings—and when needed partial emergency braking.