Offering a confident, well-appointed cabin, understated styling, and a refined performance, the Audi S4 for 2017 is arguably a top choice for anyone searching for a nimble luxury sport sedan with a little extra kick. Its release date should be expected during the second half of 2016.
Some of the defining features for 2017 include an accommodating backseat, a standard AWD system, a smooth and strong supercharged V6 engine, an uptown interior, a compliant ride, and a dynamic handling. Otherwise, the 2017 S4 returns almost unchanged.
The thrilling and spirited S4 sport sedan is actually a combination of an extra shot of performance and luxury. Adding that to the upscale performance specs gets you a sporty fun. To put the figures into perspective, the vehicle comes with a V6 supercharged engine rated at a dizzying 333 hp, which represents about fifty percent more output than that of the A4.
The car’s performance is taken a notch higher by the dual-clutch automated manual system. More so, Audi also provided the A4 with a sport-tuned suspension system which gives the S4 a multitude of performance upgrades like upgraded brakes, sharp, and nimble handling.
What’s more. It comes with a high-quality interior, commendable ride quality, tons of sporting hardware for the sporting enthusiasts, a relatively spacious backseat, and lots of exterior tweaks. This isn’t a car for everyone though, it is meant for people who are looking for elegance, class, and an appealing ride quality.
More can be said about how the S4 is spectacular, however not everything is a bed of roses. Some of the downsides include an unintuitive MMI layout interface, no USB port, and an optional Bluetooth audio system for the Premium Plus trim.
Available Trims – Audi S4
This performance-themed version is available in only two well-equipped trims: the base Premium Plus and the top-of-the-line Prestige trim.
Interior Changes & Exterior Review – 2017 Audi S4
The base S4 Premium Plus trim comes equipped with automatic climate control, selectable drive controls, foglights, keyless ignition and entry, leather and simulated-suede upholstery, LED running lights, summer performance 18” wheels’ tires, eight-way heated power front seats, automatic wipers, automatic climate control (tri-zone), memory driver settings, auto-dimming mirrors, a 60/40-split reclining and folding aft seatbacks, Bluetooth audio connectivity, automatic wipers, and LED taillights.
Entertainment features include a premium sound system, satellite radio, a 6.5” touchscreen display, a CD player, Audi’s propriety digital music interface, and the MMI infotainment system.
The S4 Prestige package offers a navigations system, Audi Connect telematics, voice controls, a 7” display, rear parking sensors, a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system, adaptive headlights, Bluetooth audio connectivity, a blind-spot monitor, and a driver color information center.
Options available for the Premium Plus trim includes rear side airbags, premium leather upholstery, a rear sport torque differential, body-color paint, gloss black exterior trim, 19” dark grey wheels, adaptive steering, and adaptive cruise control.
Engine Specs – 2017 Audi S4
The new Audi S4 2017 comes with a 3.0L V6 Supercharged V6 engine good for 325 pounds of torque and 333 horsepower. The 6-speed manual transmission system is default, as is the all-wheel-drive system. You can also opt for the S-tronic system.
Enhancing the at-the-limit handling by distribution of torque in between the aft wheels is the available sport differential system. This also helps the cornering line which results in the aft wheels adjusting rapidly.
During our own test drive, the Audi S4 was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. That’s actually an impressive sprint to 60 mph but both the C400 and 340i do much better. Sauntering to the same acceleration but in 4.5 seconds is an automated manual system.
EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/28/21 mpg with the S tronic.
Some of the standard safety features available include a rearview camera, rear seat airbags, side curtain airbags, stability control, stability control, and antilock disc brakes.
Price & Release Date – 2017 Audi S4
You should expect to dig deeper into your pocket by up to an MSRP starting from $49,200. As for the release date, we should expect to see the vehicle in dealerships during the second half of 2016.