Segment: Medium Premium
Production years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
At the 2015 Frankfurt Motorshow, Audi unveiled the fifth generation of the compact-sedan vehicle A4. Along with the rest of the range, it also showed the S4 version.
From the outside, the 2016 S4 featured the big singleframe grille and a pair of headlights that resembled those on its bigger brother, the A6. The car was aerodynamically enhanced so the drag coefficient dropped to 0.23, which was the best in its class in 2016. The exterior mirror housings in aluminum look were a visual highlight on the clear flowing sidelines. The S4 featured a different bumper and apron design. In the back, the four-round exhausts were placed on the sides, in pairs. A subtle lip-spoiler was installed on the trunk.
Inside, the S4 featured sport-bucket seats upholstered in Nappa leather and Alcantara. Black was the main color, as in any other Audi S-version. The technical innovations included the Audi Virtual Cockpit as well, which replaced the traditional dials with a 12.3” screen in the instrument cluster. Another innovation was the MMI interface, which was inspired by smartphones, including the free-text search function. The 8.3” monitor for the system featured the navigation function as well.
The most important part of the S4 was the engine. It was a direct-injected, and turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 unit. It was mated to a standard 8-speed tiptronic gearbox with a torque converter. As usual for any S-version, it was an all-wheel-drive traction system. A sport rear differential was on the options list.
ENGINE SPECS - 3.0L TFSI quattro 8AT (354 HP)
|Power:||260.4 KW @ 5400-6400 RPM|
354 HP @ 5400-6400 RPM
349 BHP @ 5400-6400 RPM
|Torque:||369 lb-ft @ 1370-4500 RPM|
500 Nm @ 1370-4500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||155 mph (249 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||4.6 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||8-speed automatic (Tiptronic)|
|Tire Size:||245/40 R18|
|Length:||186.8 in (4745 mm)|
|Width:||72.5 in (1842 mm)|
|Height:||55.3 in (1405 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||61.6/60.9 in (1,565/1,547 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||111.2 in (2824 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||5 in (127 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||17 cuFT (481 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3759 lbs (1705 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||4850 lbs (2200 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||39.9 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||166 g/km|