The new 2019 Audi S4 is a well-balanced sports sedan that gives you great performance in a sophisticated ride. There is now increased power in this vehicle and it comes with standard all-wheel drive and a sport-tuned suspension. It is classier and sleeker on both the inside and out.
The new line-up for the S4 starts with the Premium model and allows you to get the S4 performance for only about $1,000 more than last year’s model if you go with the base model. If you choose the Premium model, you will get 18-inch wheels on the summer tires and diamond-stitched seating with massage functions for comfort. As for the rest of the range of the S4, it is pretty much unchanged for the 2019 model year.
There is only one powertrain available for the S4, but there are three different trim levels for you to choose from: the Premium, the Premium Plus, and the Prestige. If you decide to go with the Prestige, you will be able to get added infotainment upgrades and have more driver-assistance options available to you. However, the recommendation for some drivers is to stick with the Premium Plus and add the S Sport package that will give you an adaptive suspension, red brake calipers, and a torque-vectoring rear differential.
You could opt for the Black Optic package that will give you a black trim for the exterior, mirrors that have the body color, and 19-inch wheels for your summer tires.
You can get the Cold Weather package that will give you a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. You could even decide to add all these packages to the Premium Plus if you choose. Schedule your test drive today.
Just by starting the S4 you will be able to tell what is under the hood. There is a turbocharged 349 horsepower TFSI V6 engine that will allow you to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under five seconds. You will see an immediate response in the engine when you put your foot on the gas.
The V6 allows you to have a significant amount of thrust upon demand and it transitions between relaxed and responsive with ease. The automatic gearbox adds to the ease of the transitions between gears and helps you to maintain a great ride. You will also have standard the ability to select from four driver-selectable modes such as Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual so that your ride is tailored to you.
The Quattro all-wheel drive that is combined with the Tiptronic automatic transmission gives you a considerable amount of confidence as a driver. The combination of these two things gives power to the wheels with excellent grip and allows you to navigate any road condition you may encounter.
No matter what you choose you should feel comfortable and like the vehicle was tailored to you because of the sport adaptive damping suspension and damping characteristics that are available to you.
The chassis is the greatest strength of this vehicle, allowing for controlled body motions and damping. This will enable you to feel like you not only have a sporty vehicle but a luxurious one.
The S4 is insanely easy to control because of the accurate steering, cornering stability, and grip on the road. In addition to all of these features, you also get 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
The interior quality of the Audi S4 is above and beyond what you would expect. You will get diamond-stitched sports seats that have the massage features and a fit and finish that is not only sporty but luxurious. There is a flat-bottom steering wheel, controls that are straightforward and easy to use, and a highly adjustable seat. The S4 gives you one of the quietest rides around.
The Audi cockpit has a 12.3-inch display for the instrument panel that allows you to customize the information displayed to fit your needs. There is an infotainment system that offers audio and navigation that you can either use in classic mode or infotainment mode all while being able to access Google Earth imagery. There is a third option available on the S4 called the sport mode that allows you to have access to a central tachometer and performance statistics that includes a lap timer, torque gauge, G-meter, and much more.
You even have a heads-up display available so that information is displayed on the windshield whether it’s warnings or other driving information. This allows you to keep your eyes on the road and keep you and your passengers safe.
The Audi S4 comes standard with a fixed center screen that gives you plenty of infotainment options from which to choose. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard as well as the MMI system that responds quickly to different commands and has controls that are easy to use. There is also a rotary knob on the center console that is user-friendly and allows you to use the system navigation easily.
The S4 also has many compartments available so that you can carry more with you than you could in the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400. This allows you to travel with ease no matter who you are traveling with and how much stuff you bring along.
The Audi S4 comes with emergency safety features that include the partial closing of the sunroof and side windows as well as pretensioning of the front seatbelts. That is not where the safety features end though.
While the sports sedan does offer many safety features as standard, some options are only offered on the Prestige model. These features are adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist. You will get forward-collision warnings and automated emergency braking as standard while there is also available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts and automatic high-beam headlights.
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