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2019 Audi S4 OVERVIEW
The 2019 Audi S4 is based on the A4 sedan and receives a thoroughly reworked chassis, a more powerful engine, and sportier styling inside and out. Its newest shape embodies a more angular design theme and looks more far more business-like than the playful rounded design of its former self.
What's New for 2019
The 2019 Audi S4 enters into its second year with increased availability of features on lower trim levels.
Choosing Your Audi S4
The S4 was re-launched in 2018 when it moved to the A4’s new platform. With the update, the S4 also grew in size and extended the list of available technology. The message of being a S model is conveyed through the S Sport lowered suspension, quad-tipped rear exhaust, unique front and rear fascia, and satin-silver exterior trim.
The exterior shape carries typical Audi design features such as a large angular hexagonal grille, a single character line that runs the length of the body side, and plenty of design restraint. The interior is large enough to fit four adults comfortably, while front passengers are held by bolstered sport seats with contrast diamond stitching, S logo embossing, and Alcantara inserts. Matte-brushed aluminum trim and a three-spoke leather steering wheel with paddle-shifters and S badging also convey the sporty theme inside. Audi’s automatic emergency braking system is standard on all trims as are automatic wipers and auto headlights.
The 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine is turbocharged and puts out over 100 horsepower more than the A4’s engine. Audi estimates that the 349 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque (available from 1,370 to 4,500 rpm) will launch the S4 to 60 mph in about 4.4 seconds, no doubt aided by the standard all-wheel drive and the eight-speed automatic transmission’s launch control. A manual transmission isn't available. The singular powertrain setup earns EPA estimates of 21 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 24 combined, which is impressive for this capable powertrain.
The S4 comes in three trims:
Our recommendation is the Premium Plus trim where the S4’s standard Quattro all-wheel-drive system meets high-tech features and added safety.
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