A luxury sports sedan with seating for five, the 2010 Audi S4 has been redesigned and is no longer offered as a two-door convertible. Gone is the 4.2L V8, replaced by a 333 hp supercharged 3.0L V6. A six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment, while a seven-speed S-tronic automatic is optional. 2010 Audi S4 standard features include tri-zone climate control, iPod integration, and 18 in. alloy wheels.Read more Read less
Now in its eighth generation, the Audi A4 sees few changes for 2010. A new S4 sedan and Avant wagon featuring a 3.0L supercharged V6 make their debut this year, available with either manual or 7-speed S-tronic transmissions. The 3.2L Quattro has been discontinued, and the cabriolet has been redesigned and is now part of the A5 line. Inside, high-quality materials abound, with plenty of leather and brushed aluminum, as one would expect from Audi. The interior is larger than the previous A4's, as is the trunk. An advanced multi-media interface is standard, as are six airbags. Other changes include available third generation MMI navigation, LED taillights on Premium Plus and Prestige models, and a new Quattro Sport Rear Differential and new wheels for the S4.
Engineering quality; excellent standard features; available all-wheel drive; wagon available; S4 performance
In 2009, Audi upped the luxury performance-car ante with the redesigned A4. Its fresh face and benchmark interior distinguished it from its Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series competitors, while its new dimensions made it the largest car in its class. 2010 sees further refinements to the redesign, and with the sure-footedness of Audi's world-class quattro all-wheel-drive system, a powerful engine, the availability of a wagon, and the always-addictive oomph of the S4 model, Audi's sports sedan lineup has a little something for everyone.