Enhancements to the 2012 Audi S4 are raising the bar on the agile performance sedan that delivers unsurpassed sporty design and true performance character. The dynamic characteristics of the Audi S4 begin with the 3.0T TFSI® direct-injection V6 engine generating 333 horsepower and 325 pound feet of torque. Mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed S tronic® automatic transmission, both are fitted with quattro® permanent all-wheel drive. For added dynamic performance, the available sport rear differential with mechanical torque vectoring helps transfer power to the wheels where the most grip is available accelerating the S4 out of turns.
A host of performance features will help keep even the most discriminating driver at ease, including hydraulic brake assist that supplements the front and rear ventilated disc brakes, for those times when emergency braking occurs (the system applies maximum power boost to help reduce overall stopping distance). A rear trapezoidal-link independent steel spring suspension, S line® sport suspension calibration, servotronic speed-sensitive power steering, and ESC and ASR safety features all add to its capabilities.
The exterior differentiation of the S4 includes a Singleframe® grille in Platinum Gray with chrome struts, heated Alu-Optic outside mirrors with LED turn signal repeaters, lower performance-oriented bumper and front splitter as well as rear bumper with integrated quad exhaust pipes with finished tips.
Inside touches, as well, will be appreciated in the S4, among them a three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel, front and rear reading lights, red ambient LED lighting in the overhead console, aluminum inlays on the door panel interior belt line or available carbon fiber or stainless steel texture inlays. Surfaces for the Audi S4 sport seats include leather / Alcantara® or available full Silk Nappa leather interior in a variety of color combinations that fit sport enthusiast tastes.
Available entertainment and functional technologies include Audi MMI® Navigation plus; Audi music interface; Audi six-channel DSP extended sound system with ten speakers, or an available Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 14 speakers that pumps out 505 watts; and SiriusXMTM Satellite Radio with a three-month complimentary subscription.
Finally, safety features abound in the Audi S4, including a full complement of airbags, impact protection featuring reinforced high strength steel / aluminum cross members, reinforced bumpers and an extremely rigid occupant cell.
Source: Audi press