A compact luxury sports sedan, the 2012 Audi S4 is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine that produces 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, for a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds. The permanent AWD drivetrain can be paired with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 18 mpg city to 28 mpg highway, depending on transmission selection. Features include sports rear differential, adaptive xenon headlights, LED turn signals, LED taillights, 19-inch alloy wheels, carbon fiber inlays, hands-free phone capabilities, heated front seats, leather seats with Alcantara® inserts, sunroof with sliding functions, three-zone automatic climate control, iPod®/iPhone® integration, navigation system, 14-speaker sound system, and adaptive cruise control. Safety is comprised of parking sensors, dual-stage front airbags, side thorax airbags, head curtain airbags, electronic stability control, electronic brake distribution, anti-lock braking, and brake assist. The S4 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2012, the A4 and S4 return mostly unchanged. Most of the updates have to do with the availability of option packages. A revised S-Line package features added adaptive suspension and Drive Select control, giving the driver control over suspension settings at the touch of a button. New standard equipment includes daytime running lights, automatic headlights and rain sensing wipers.
Engineering quality; excellent standard feature list; available all-wheel drive; wagon available; S4 model's performance
The A4 features an impressive 8-speed automatic transmission, 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 performance of the S4 model, the lineup has a little something for everyone.