Join Jessi Lang as she takes the 2010 Audi S4 out for a ride. The S4, though modeled after Audi’s A4, puts a little more pizazz into the body. The grille, with the chrome slats and S4 badge, 19″ alloy wheels, and matte finish over the side mirrors are just a few of the things that set the S4 apart from the A4 exterior.
Under the hood, the S4 is definitely more man than the A4. With the 3.0 L supercharged V6 TFSI, you’ll have no problem taking someone off the line. The V6 produces 333 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque at 2,900 rpm, doing 0-60 in 5 seconds. Even with the supercharged engine, the S4 gets surprisingly good mileage for a sports car, with 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
The handling, performance, and suspension of the S4 lives up to the Audi reputation. Pair that to the various options like navigation, the Audi Drive Assist Package and the Prestige Package, and the S4 can justify the as-tested price of $59,150. However, if you’re looking to save a bit, you can always skip some of the upgrading, like paying to have your leather interior seats bumped up to the silk Napa leather.