Now available in a Black Optic Package (19-inch wheels, high-gloss black grille, and exterior mirrors in body color), the 2014 Audi S4 is a compact luxury sports sedan variant of the A4. The 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 17 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, heated front seats, leather seats with Alcantara® inserts, sunroof with sliding functions, three-zone automatic climate control, iPod®/iPhone® integration, navigation system, and 14-speaker sound system. Safety is comprised of parking sensors, dual-stage front airbags, side thorax airbags, head curtain airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), electronic brake distribution (EBD), anti-lock braking (ABS), and brake assist (BA). The S4 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Audi A4 and S4 have redesigned styling for 2014. The grill is now more rounded hexagonal shape and the headlights have been revised, giving the car a slightly more modern look. The lower grill section utilizes sharper lines and angles than last year's car, accentuating the fog lights. Tail lights and the rear bumper have also been given subtle tweaks. The car's interior has also gotten some attention, with higher quality materials, more interior color options and simplified control interfaces. The A4 wagon is no longer available, having been replaced by the Allroad.
Attractive styling, available all-wheel-drive, high quality feel, great interior, many available configurations
The Audi A4 and S4 are a compact luxury sedan. They aim to bring a high quality all-around driving experience to buyers looking for a bit of practicality and luxury in the mid $30,000 range. With more personality than an equivalently priced mid-sized sedan, the A4 gives up a little bit of size, but offers additional sport and luxury in equal helpings. A turbocharged engine and advanced chassis make the A4 feel lively, while it's finely crafted interior is practically dripping with quality. A supercharged V6 in the S4 brings an impressive level of performance to a practical 4-door.