Sporting revised exterior and interior styling, the 2013 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 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, 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, 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 2013, the Audi A4 lineup gets some slight changes inside and out, including new interior and exterior color combinations. On the outside, the A4 gets a more slender headlight design, new "Singleframe" grille design and a strip of LED lights adjacent to the headlights with the xenon headlamp option. The taillight design is also new, with LED lamps and the hood and bumpers have been redesigned. Inside, the A4 gets a new high-gloss finish and 'alu-optic' soft keys for the MMI interface and the Audi Connect system is paired with MMI Navigation Plus. Also available (and standard on the S4) is a new 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel and alu-optic shift paddles on the automatic. The available adaptive front lighting system in the A4 and S4 gets a new static cornering lamp and there's a new Driver Assistance package that pairs adaptive cruise control and dynamic steering. Also, some A4 2.0T models are E85 compatible for 2013; all A4 models get electric power steering; and the S4 receives a new crown-gear center-differential. The A4 Avant wagon has also been discontinued for 2013, replaced by a new A4-based Allroad wagon model that's now a separate model with a more outdoorsy theme.
Handsome exterior styling; sporty, stylish interior; powerful yet fuel-efficient powertrains; excellent quattro all-wheel-drive system; advanced infotainment and navigation systems
The Audi A4 competes with top sport sedans from Germany, Japan, and the U.S., including the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac ATS and Infiniti G37, as well as the Acura TL. Among these models, the A4 offers one of the best compromises between comfort and performance, as well as exterior and interior designs that are superbly coordinated. With its 2.0T engine, the A4 is also one of the most fuel-efficient models in its class, while the S4 offers one of the highest power outputs, excluding track-focused models. In-dash technology, connectivity and infotainment is also a strength of the A4 and S4 family. While Audi Connect made its debut in Audi's larger models, the A4 gets the most advanced new form of the system, with Google Maps data and one of the clearest mapping displays.