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2020 Audi S4
Select a Different Model (3 Available): Premium Plus quattro Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 57118
Fuel Economy 20 / 27 mpg
Horsepower 349@5,400
Torque 369@1,370
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2020 Audi S4 MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Sporty and quick
  • Surefooted AWD tuning
  • Excellent build quality

Cons

  • Feels a bit disconnected
  • Too-quiet exhaust sound
  • Better than the regular A4 AWD model?

What's New

  • Revised exterior styling
  • Updated interior trim
  • New infotainment software runs on larger screen

2020 Audi S4 Overview

The S4 is a sport-tuned version of Audi's well-known A4 compact luxury sedan. Part of the portfolio of Audi's bestselling sedan model, the current B9-generation S4 made its debut in 2017. As before, a turbocharged engine and Audi's Quattro AWD system are part of the performance equation.

Like the A4, it was majorly updated for 2020, with new exterior styling, interior features, and upgraded infotainment technology.

What We Think

Long a favorite in the luxury sport compact sedan segment, the revised 2020 Audi S4 seems poised to maintain a trajectory toward enthusiasts' hearts.

In earlier drives of the 2018 S4, we appreciated the turbocharged V-6's remarkably linear power delivery, surefooted AWD system, and general composure and predictability. That all of those dynamic attributes come wrapped in Audi's sharp exterior sheet metal is an added bonus. Interior design and technology are excellent, too; Audi's Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster always dazzles.

Even so, some aspects leave us wanting more. Like the A4, it's a bit numb; we prefer more sensory feedback from a sporty car. We'd also welcome a louder exhaust note. The S4 has always been something of a sleeper, but its current iteration might be too much of one.

The S4 also has a problem in that the standard A4 in 2.0T AWD form is just so good. That car might not have the same sporty cachet, but in terms of performance numbers and the experience from behind the wheel, well-equipped A4 models don't leave drivers wanting for much—but they'll have more cash in their bank accounts.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2020 Audi S4 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine producing 349 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. It routes that output through an eight-speed automatic transmission to a sport-tuned version of Audi's Quattro AWD system. When MotorTrend last tested the S4, it was the slightly more powerful (354 hp) 2018 version, which posted a 4.2-second 0-60 mph acceleration time. Fuel economy is EPA-rated at 20/27 mpg city/highway.

RS 4? No More

Today, the S4 is the hottest A4 variant, but it wasn't always that way. Audi used to offer the RS 4, which was sharper, wider, and packed a 4.2-liter V-8  linked to a six-speed manual transmission. Unfortunately, an RS 4 hasn't been on sale in the United States since 2008. Making matters worse is the fact that Audi still offers the RS 4 in overseas markets—in gorgeous wagon body style, no less. Guess we Americans will have to settle for the RS 5 (coupe and Sportback) and RS 6 (Avant wagon)instead.

Safety

Although the 2020 S4 has not been evaluated by the IIHS, the vehicle shares its body structure and many safety systems with the standard A4 that earns top Good scores in all crashworthiness evaluations. The NHTSA gave the 2020 S4 a five-star (out of five) rollover score. The A4 on which it's based gets a five-star overall rating, with another five-star rollover rating, plus a five-star side crash and four-star frontal crash score.

Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking is the only standard active safety feature shared among all trims. Premium Plus models gain rear and side cross-traffic alerts. Prestige modes add adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and road sign recognition.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

The S4's trunk has 12.0 cubic feet of cargo volume, and standard 40/20/40 split folding rear seats allow for storage of larger items.

Front-row headroom measures 37.3 inches, while legroom measures 41.3 inches. Second-row headroom and legroom measure 37.4 and 35.7 inches, respectively.

Technology

All 2020 S4 models feature Audi's latest MIB 3 infotainment interface, running on a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth streaming, and two USB ports in the front row are standard; Premium Plus and Prestige trims include two additional second-row USB ports. The S4 Premium has a 7.0-inch information display in the gauge cluster, but Premium Plus and Prestige get Audi's Virtual Cockpit—a customizable 12.3-inch digital display—in place of conventional analogue gauges. A head-up display, semi-autonomous parking assist, and 360-degree view parking camera system are also included on Prestige models. Prestige trim includes GPS navigation; it's optional on Premium Plus trim. Premium and Premium Plus have a 10-speaker audio system, while a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium system is included on Prestige models.

Trim Levels

2020 Audi S4 Premium: The basic S4 trim has 18-inch alloy wheels, a trunklid spoiler, LED headlights and taillights, and classic Audi S details like quad exhaust outlets and satin aluminum side mirror caps. Inside, seating surfaces are trimmed in leather and faux suede with diamond-pattern stitching, the power-adjustable front seats are heated and massaging, the flat-bottom steering wheel has leather wrapping and paddle shifters, and glossy aluminum trim is complemented by ambient lighting. A 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen and 7.0-inch gauge cluster display are also included. Convenience and technology features include two front-row USB ports, push-button engine start, heated windshield washer nozzles, three-zone automatic climate control, and a power sunroof.

2020 Audi S4 Premium Plus: Power-folding and auto-dimming functionality are added to the Premium Plus trim's side mirrors. The interior gets memory settings for the driver's seat, and leatherette trim on the center console lid and door armrests. Technology and convenience are enhanced by a 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster display, two second-row USB ports, keyless entry, and front and rear parking sensors. Rear and side cross-traffic alert is added to driver-assist features.

2020 Audi S4 Prestige: Range-topping Prestige trim adds upgraded LED headlights with a cool animation feature when locking or unlocking the car, headlight washer nozzles, and acoustically laminated dual-pane front side window glass to the exterior. Interior ambient lighting is upgraded with selectable colors. On the tech front, the S4 Prestige adds GPS navigation, a head-up display, a 360-degree view parking camera system, and a 19-speaker premium audio system. Adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, semi-autonomous parking assist, and road sign recognition round out changes to the driver-assist features.

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2020 AUDI S4 SPECIFICATIONS
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FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
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Engine Name
Engine: V6 Turbo 3.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Tiptronic® 8 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode
Trim
Premium Plus quattro Sedan
Class
Premium Performance Car
Horsepower
349@5,400
Standard MPG
20/27
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Black Optic Package

INCLUDES: Black Exterior Trim; Body Color Side Sill Blades; Delete: Chrome/Bright Trim; Mirror, Toned Driver; Mirror, Toned Passenger; Tires, 19" Summer; Wheels, 19" Alloy NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [CSE] Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (w/Side Assist) (PIO); [949] Cold Weather Package; [HU9] Tires, P245/40HR18 All Season BSW
$1316 $1400

Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (w/Side Assist) (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mirror, Carbon Driver; Mirror, Carbon Passenger; Spoiler, Lip Trunk/Hatch NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PFW] Black Optic Package
$1500 $1595

Cold Weather Package

INCLUDES: Deletes Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel; Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber; Rear Seats, Heated; Steering Wheel, Heated NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PFW] Black Optic Package
$612 $650

Driver Assistance Package

INCLUDES: Autonomous Drive Active Lane Control (Level 2); Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Lane Departure Warning System
$1411 $1500

Navigation Package

INCLUDES: Audio System, -Disc CD Changer; Built-In Apps; Disc Autochanger; DVD/VCD; Internal HD; Navigation System, Multi-Touch Screen with Internal HD and Traffic Info; Telematics; Voice Activating System, with Navigation; Wi-Fi Network
$1504 $1600

S Sport Package

INCLUDES: Active Differential; Alternate Suspension; Driver Modes: Suspension; Red Brake Calipers; Responsive Suspension
$2351 $2500

Warm Weather Package

INCLUDES: Blinds, Side; Driver Seat, Ventilated 12-Way Power Sports; Passenger Seat, Ventilated 12-Way Power Sports; Seat Upholstery, Premium Leather
$612 $650

Winter Wheel and Tire Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Tires, Winter; Wheels
$2242 $2385

Engine: V6 Turbo 3.0 Liter

Std Std

Tiptronic® 8 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode

Std Std

Daytona Gray Pearl

N/C N/C

Glacier White Metallic

N/C N/C

Ibis White

N/C N/C

Mythos Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Navarra Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Quantum Gray

N/C N/C

Tango Red Metallic

N/C N/C

Turbo Blue

N/C N/C

4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Three-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Audi Cargo Box (PIO)

$70 $75

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Net

Std Std

Cargo Net (PIO)

$52 $55

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [LUC] USB Cables (PIO)
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Media Control with Wheel, Touch Screen

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Mobile Phone Prep with Holder and Charger

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 12.3-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Rear(1), Front(2)

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Refrigerated Storage Compartment, in Glove Compartment

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

CONTAINED IN: [98N] Navigation Package
Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk Release, Foot Operated

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

USB Cables (PIO)

INCLUDES: Comes with One Lightning® & One Type C USB Angled Head Cable; Connection To External Entertainment Devices
$105 $110

Ventilation System With Micro Filter

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Wireless Charging Pad

Std Std

Auto Start-Stop

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 2.848

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Steering

Std Std

Electrical System, 12v

Std Std

Energy Recuperation, Engine

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Quattro® Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive AWD

Std Std

Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars with Storage Bag (PIO)

INCLUDES: Roof Rails; Storage Bag
$424 $450

Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler (PIO)

$936 $995

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Cornering Lights/Curb Illumination

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Paint Protection: Rear Load Sill/Door Cup/Door Edge (PIO)

$165 $175

Spoiler, Trunk/Hatch

Std Std

Sport Exhaust Resonator (PIO)

$894 $950

Sunroof, Glass Remote

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Audi Guard All-Weather Front & Rear Mats - Black "S4" Logo Front Mats (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [DCM] Audi Guard Cargo Mat (PIO)
$188 $200

Audi Guard Cargo Mat (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SFM] Audi Guard All-Weather Front & Rear Mats - Black "S4" Logo Front Mats (PIO); [SFK] Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)
$150 $160

Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)

INCLUDES: Floor Covering; Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [DCM] Audi Guard Cargo Mat (PIO)
$297 $315

Carbon Atlas Inlays

$471 $500

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [SFK] Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)
Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Alloy & Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Ambient Lighting

Std Std

Audi Beam - Rings (PIO)

$236 $250

LED Lights: High Beams, Daytime Running Lights, Rear Lights, Brake Lights, Low Beams, Side Indicator

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Alloy Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Black

Std Std

Metallic Paint

$560 $595

Pearl Effect Paint

$560 $595

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

CONTAINED IN: [4X4] Rear Side Airbags
Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Audi First Aid Kit (PIO)

$48 $50

Collision Warning System, Audi Pre Sense® City

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Heated Washer

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Multi-Collision Braking

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Audi Side Assist

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front and Rear Parking System Plus Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar

Std Std

Rear Side Airbags

INCLUDES: Airbag, Side; Airbags, 8
$330 $350

Stability Control

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Dual Front 14-Way Power Heated Sports with Memory and Active Massage

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench 40/20/40 Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Premium Leather N3M

$940 $1000

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Suede/Leather

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Fine Nappa Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Hoxton Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather/Alcantara Synthetic Suede

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Magma Red Fine Nappa Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Rotor Gray Fine Nappa Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Rotor Gray Leather/Alcantara Synthetic Suede

N/C N/C

Seating, 5

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, 1-Disc CD Changer/MP3 Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Multi-Touch Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 3D Sound

$894 $950

Disc Autochanger

CONTAINED IN: [98N] Navigation Package
Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Ten Speakers

Std Std

Dynamic Steering

$1082 $1150

Alternate Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [PPU] S Sport Package
Std Std

Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

P245/40HR18 All Season BSW

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PFW] Black Optic Package; [44S] Wheels, 19" 5-Arm Torsio Design with Summer Tires
N/C N/C

P245/40R18 Summer

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

18" Alloy

Std Std

19" 5-Arm Torsio Design with Summer Tires

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [HU9] Tires, P245/40HR18 All Season BSW
$752 $800

Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit (PIO)

$99 $105
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
144
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50,000
Full Warranty Miles
50,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 2.49% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$1000 Audi announces an Owner Loyalty offer on select models. 06-01-2020
$0 1.99% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60, 66 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$0 2.99% Financing for a maximum term of 75 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$1500 Audi announces a Lease Bonus cash for customers who Lease or Premier Purchase through Audi Financial Services using AFS Standard or Special rates. 06-01-2020