2013 Audi S4

With the A5 launch in the bag, Audi is primed for the debut of theA4 family and its series updates. For 2012, the new A4 will be getting a more attractive design and new solutions for efficiency, driving dynamics, and infotainment. The A4 family will arrive on the US market in Summer 2012, but the new details surrounding the S4 - the most powerful version of the family - have already been released.

The Audi S4 will be powered by a 3.0 TFSI engine that delivers a total of 333 HP and a peak torque of 324 lb-ft. The sedan has an average fuel consumption of 29 mpg and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds on its way to a limited top speed of 155 mph.

As for the updates, the S4 has received changes to the headlights, the bumpers, the air inlets, and its colors, with subtle changes scattered in the interior. Audi has also equipped the S4 with an S sport suspension and 18" wheels.

UPDATE 01/23/12: The 2013 Audi S4 will go on sale in June 2012, so to get its marketing ploys, Audi has released the vehicle’s first promotional video. Check it out!

Hit the jump to read more about the new 2013 Audi S4.

Exterior and Interior

Audi S4

The changes made to the car’s exterior offer more elegance, sportiness, and emotional appeal. The engine hood is more arched, the upper corners of the single frame grille are tapered, and the cross ribs and the Audi rings are highlighted three-dimensionally. There are also redesigned bumpers, new headlamps with a slight wave at the bottom edges, and a re-arranged interior. The vehicle has received LED daytime running lights that form a narrow, optically homogeneous band that remains open in the vicinity of the xenon lens.

At the rear, the bumper has also been redesigned and is combined with tail lights that share the same shape as the headlights.

Audi S4

The interior gets a new steering wheel with chrome and high-gloss inlays, while the MMI navigation plus system now features eight buttons instead of four. The Fine Nappa leather in the previous model has been replaced by Valcona leather and the leather for the seats is now black and white. This, plus different aluminum insertions, offer a more sporty appearance.

Engine

Audi S4

The Audi S4 is powered by a 3.0 TFSI engine that delivers a total of 333 HP and a peak torque of 324 lb-ft. The sedan has an average fuel consumption of 29 mpg and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph. The engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic and is distinguished by convenient and precise operation, high efficiency and a wide spread of gear ratios – the long ratios in the higher gears reduces fuel consumption, while the short ratios in the lower gears benefit the dynamics.

Prices

Audi S4

The new Audi S4 will go on sale in the US market in Summer 2012. Prices are expected to only show a slight increase from the current models which start at $32,500.

Competition

BMW 3 Series Sedan
Mercedes C-Class
Audi S4

Being the top model of the A4 family, the S4 targets vehicles such as the BMW 335i , the Mercedes-Benz C350 , and the Lexus IS350 .

The BMW 335i is powered by a 3.0-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology that delivers a total of 300 HP and deliver 28 mpg highway. It is priced from $42,050. The Mercedes Mercedes C350 gets a new 302-hp 3.5-liter V-6 mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission with 19/28 mpg (city/highway). It is priced at $40,750. The Lexus Lexus IS 350 is equipped with a 3.5-liter 306 HP engine delivering 19/27 mpg (city/highway). It is on sale at a price of $40,020. Comparing power, price, and mileage, the Audi S4 seems to be the customer’s best bang for their buck.

LOVE IT
  • Great look
  • More powerful than competition
  • Elegant yet sporty interior
LEAVE IT
  • Missing the old V8 grunt

14 comments:

This new generation of Audi S4 has undergone some changes making it more elegant, sporty and luxurious. This 2013 model of Audi S4 comes with a more powerful engine and a greater performance.

I like the sophisticated look of the exterior but look more sporty in the interior. The Audi S4 has more advanced edge among its competitors.

Great colors were applied on this car. It has been several of my favorite colors. It’s nice in interior and very comfortable.

Great colors were applied on this car. It has been several of my favorite colors. It’s nice in interior and very comfortable.

The idea of changing the car exterior is a great innovation to make the appearance more elegant with a touch of sporty feature. The car engine also provides high efficiency and easy handling.

Can’t wait for June 2012! I am sure that many have been waiting for this to go on production, and many would get the chance to bring it home. Is it on unlimited sale only?

It really looks very elegant and glamorous on its body paint! However, unlike with them, I’m not so fond with the interior of this; I just think that it didn’t match the alluring looks of its exterior.

It looks great on its sleek red body paint, and it adds more appeal on that. The exclusivity of its interior seems awesome either. However, I don’t think that its engine could really be good enough for it.

The interior of this Audi S4 is not so elegant and classy just like what its exterior had. smiley However, I’m still impressed with the over-all features of it, most especially on its engine specification.

The fact that it is not a sports car, I think that its engine is only good enough for it. Anyway, I love the over-all features that this car had, most especially its classy interior.

This one is absolutely looks so elegant, but the interior is so sporty! What a great combination for an awesome car liked this. smiley Anyway, the fact that it is not a sports car, it doesn’t really matter at all if it only had a 333 HP.

S4 of Audi is definitely looks so cool on its aesthetic design and body paint, even the interior feature is very striking for this kind of car, but I’m too disappointed on its engine.

I simply love this Audi S4, for having an elegant but very sporty exterior and even interior features. I just only hope that they will use an impressive engine for it.

Sorry to say, but I don’t think that this one is more powerful than its competitor, for it can only deliver a 333 horsepower. However, I must agree that this Audi S4 is absolutely looking great on its aesthetic design.

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