Pricing for the 2018 Audi S4 has finally been revealed and the hot luxury compact will start at $50,900 for Premium Plus trim and $55,800 for Prestige trim (plus a $975 destination charge).
For that price, the Audi will give you class leading acceleration.
Thanks to the addition of Audi’s 3.0-liter V6 TFSI engine — which replaces the outgoing version’s supercharged unit — the 2018 Audi S4 will have 21 more horsepower and 44 pound-feet of torque more than the model it replaces for a total of 354 hp and 369 lb-ft.
That power will be routed to all four wheels and will get the S4 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, two-tenths faster than the Mercedes AMG C43 and the BMW 340i xDrive.
Thanks to the twin-scroll turbocharger, torque peaks between 1,370 rpm and 4,500 rpm, meaning that you get usable torque faster and for longer. Not that it’s a huge concern, because the S4 comes with Audi’s eight-speed tiptronic transmission to keep you in the power band whatever your speed.
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In addition to all the standard features that come with the A4, the 2018 Audi S4 will come standard with 18-inch 5 double-spoke-star wheels and summer tires, diamond stitched S sport seats, a leather/Alcantara interior with contrast stitching, brushed aluminum inlays, quad exhausts, and a trunk lid spoiler.
The 2018 Audi S4 also comes standard with six-piston monobloc front brake calipers and sport adaptive damping suspension. Additionally, an available quattro sport rear diff means that nearly all of the power can be routed to either back wheel, which will help with performance.
Look for the 2018 Audi S4 in dealerships when it arrives this spring.