Another performance entry that doesn’t need a special introduction is Audi S4. While on www.audiusa.com we can see that 2016 S4 is no longer in stock, you can either see CPO (certified pre-owned) or as the Audi recommends the 2017 S3. So what’s happening with S4? Once more info is available we won’t know what’s going on with 2017 model year. But 2018 Audi S4 is available in other countries, Canada is one of them. When Germans ship models across the Pacific, this model will be available in U.S. also. And what does this model brings? Well, power is one thing, while exterior changes aren’t so vast.
2018 Audi S4 – Exterior
The model is based on A4, and it’s not that the 2018 Audi S4 has many differences. But there are certain numbers of things that can tell us this is a higher performance model. On Audi’s hexagonal grille there is and S4 inscription right beside the four-ringed emblem. There is also one on the rear, but chrome quad exhaust pipes really tell us of the sheer power of the new model. But it isn’t just the beautiful sculpted lines on the outside; more interesting changes lie under the hood.
2018 Audi S4 – Engine Modifications
First of all, the Germans threw supercharger away and installed a turbocharger. Although it’s the same 3.0-liter TFSI V6, Audi says that they seriously overhauled it, with over 800 modifications. They installed new cylinder heads, intake manifold and there is also new combustion process. What they managed to do is, they increased horsepower, while reducing CO2 emissions. This engine now produces 354 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. For shifting gears, the eight-speed automatic transmission will do the job fine. And of course, famous Audi Quattro all-wheel drive system is standard on all “S” models.
2018 Audi S4 – Interior
The interior doesn’t differ from A4 sedan too much. But the inside is available with two more colors, Misano Red and Navarro Blue. The quality of materials isn’t an issue at all since only the highest quality materials are used in the cockpit. The dashboard and door panels come with aluminum and Alcantara trim so luxury and comfort are on the highest level. We hardly expect anything less from the Germans. As for tech, 2018 Audi S4 gets Virtual Cockpit on the configurable 12.3-inch screen. There is also easy manageable MMI interface on top of the center stack. In Canada 2018 Audi S4 is available in Progresiv and Technik trim levels. There is also available driver assist package, one for either trim. On Progresiv there is optional Driver Assistance Package for 1.500 CAD and for Technik you could get the advanced package but for 2.100 CAD.
2018 Audi S4 – Price
The new model is available in Canada for 58.890 CAD for Progresiv trim, while Technik costs 62.990 CAD. 2018 Audi S4 has main rivals such as Cadillac ATS-V, BMW 340i, Jaguar XF S, Volvo S60 Polestar, and Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400.