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Audi S4

Audi S4 side view

Pros and cons of the Audi S4

  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Powerful turbo V6 engine
  • Long list of high-tech features
  • Multi-media interface in earlier models can be complicated
  • High fuel consumption in earlier models
  • Low roofline hampers rear seat entry for taller people
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Audi S4

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Audi S4

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual
  • City consumption11.7 - 13.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.7 - 9 L/100km
  • Width1826 mm
  • Length4703 - 4716 mm
  • Trunk space352 - 480 L
  • Cargo space962 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Audi S4

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Audi S4 2010 - 2016 is available in 6 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
3 L - Gas - 333 hp
City consumption:12.1 - 12.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.9 - 8.1 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:609 - 616 km

Progressiv Plus trim features and specs

Available with the Progressiv Plus trim:
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the Progressiv Plus trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Glare-free high beam (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Progressiv Plus trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available with the Progressiv Plus trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Progressiv Plus trim:
3 L - Gas - 333 hp
City consumption:13 - 13.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.5 - 9 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:524 - 556 km

Progressiv trim features and specs

Available with the Progressiv trim:
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the Progressiv trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Glare-free high beam (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Progressiv trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available with the Progressiv trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Progressiv trim:
3 L - Gas - 333 hp
City consumption:11.7 - 13.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 - 9 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:524 - 616 km

Technik Plus trim features and specs

Available with the Technik Plus trim:
  • Heated rear seats
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the Technik Plus trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Glare-free high beam
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Technik Plus trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available with the Technik Plus trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Technik Plus trim:
3 L - Gas - 333 hp
City consumption:13 - 13.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.5 - 9 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:524 - 556 km

Technik trim features and specs

Available with the Technik trim:
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Rear seat ski hatch (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the Technik trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Glare-free high beam
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Technik trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available with the Technik trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Technik trim:
3 L - Gas - 333 hp
City consumption:11.7 - 13.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 - 9 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:524 - 616 km

Premium trim features and specs

Available with the Premium trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Rear seat ski hatch (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the Premium trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Premium trim:
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available with the Premium trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Premium trim:
3 L - Gas - 333 hp
City consumption:12.1 - 12.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.9 - 8.1 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:609 - 616 km

Overview of the Audi S4

Learn about the Audi S4

Summary

With its classic, understated styling and standard Quattro all-wheel drive, it's little wonder that the Audi S4 is one of the most popular luxury sport sedans in Canada. Considered an upgrade from Audi’s A4 sedan, the long list of cutting-edge safety and convenience features in later models truly sets it apart from other sedans in its class.

Earlier models were known to have poor gas mileage, but for the latest generation fuel consumption, numbers are much better.

Safety

The Audi S4 receives consistently high annual safety rankings. Since the first models, airbags on all sides have protected passengers riding in the front or back seat. In models produced since 2017, safety features include Pre Sense Front and Emergency Braking to help prevent front collisions. On higher trim levels, options include:

  • Rear-End Collision Alert Signal (RECAS) to avoid rear-end collisions
  • Side Assist blind-spot monitoring to make lane changes safer.
  • Active Lane Assist  to keep the car in the middle of its own lane
  • Adaptive Cruise Assist to keep a safe distance from other cars

Models from 2010 come standard with stability and traction control as well as antilock brakes—which collectively help to reduce the chances of skidding—and front-side and side-curtain airbags.
 

Interior

All generations are known for high-quality, comfortable interiors with air conditioning and power windows as standard equipment. Interior design is simple, but optional two-tone colour schemes are available to liven up the look. Audi started offering heated front seats in the first generation, and the latest generation of 2018 and 2019 models has optional heated/power/massaging front seats.

All Audi S4s are fitted with Recaro seats, which are designed to provide support and comfort whether you are on a Sunday cruise or out for a drive at high speeds.
 

Technology

The multimedia systems in early models of the S4 were known for being too complicated, but the optional tech features in models produced after 2017 are easy to use. These include:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • GPS, which uses Google Earth
  • Bang & Olufsen multimedia audio
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Auxiliary input and USB ports
  • 7-inch to 8.3-inch monitor, depending on the trim level
  • Park Assist system with rearview camera to help you manoeuvre out of those tight spaces

Older models, such as from 2009 onward, offer Bluetooth, satellite radio, a six-CD changer and a 10-speaker sound system as standard.

Space

Audi says that the S4 seats five, but the back seat is realistically only spacious enough for two adults. Because of the sleek body design of the S4 through all three generations, it has a low roofline. As a result, taller passengers may have difficulty even getting into the back seat. In the 2018 and 2019 models, the trunk measures 12.4 cubic feet, which is average for a car this size. With the back seat folded down, the available cargo space becomes a very useful 34 cubic feet. 

Comfort

The Audi S4 is a smooth and relaxing car to drive at any speed. The adaptive suspension uses sensors and microprocessors to adjust itself along with changing road conditions. Since 2008, Audi has offered a rear axle sport differential, which splits the torque on each back wheel. This results in easier handling, leading to better cornering and an overall more comfortable ride.

Frequently asked questions about the Audi S4

The Audi S4 didn't receive its supercharged engine until a redesign in 2010, when it was outfitted with a supercharged 3.0 L V6 engine.

The top speed of an Audi S4 in later models is limited to 250 km/h. The car can reach 96.5 km/h in about 4.7 seconds.

When introduced to the market, it came with a 2.8 L V6 engine but has since evolved to a 3.0 L V6 supercharged engine.

The Audi S4 is made alongside its compact executive variant, the A4, at the company's production facility in Ingolstadt, Germany.

An all-new Audi S4 can range between $55,200 to $59,200 depending on trim level and features. Models from 2006 onward can be around $15,000.