2018 Audi A4 Will Outdrag the Competition for $50,900

Pricing for the 2018 Audi S4 has finally been revealed and the hot luxury compact will start at $50,900 for Premium Plus trim and $55,800 for Prestige trim (plus a $975 destination charge). For that price, the Audi will give you class leading acceleration.

Thanks to the addition of Audi’s 3.0-liter V6 TFSI engine—replacing the outgoing version’s supercharged 6—the 2018 S4 will have 21 more horsepower and 44 lb-ft of torque more than the model it replaces, for a total of 354 hp and 369 lb-ft.

That power will be routed to all four wheels, and will get the S4 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds, two tenths faster than the Mercedes AMG C43 and the BMW 340i xDrive.

Audi S4

Thanks to the twin-scroll turbocharger torque peaks between 1,370 and 4,500 rpm, meaning that you get usable torque faster and for longer. Not that it’s a huge concern, because the S4 comes with Audi’s 8-speed tiptronic transmission to keep you in the power band whatever your  speed.

I addition to all the standard features that come with the A4, the 2018 S4 will come standard with 18-inch 5 double-spoke-star wheels and summer tires, diamond stitched S sport seats, a leather/Alcantara interior with contrast stitching, brushed aluminum inlays, quad exhausts, and a trunk lid spoiler.

Audi S4

The 2018 S4 also comes standard with 6-piston monobloc front brake calipers and sport adaptive damping suspension. Additionally, an available quattro sport rear diff means that nearly all of the power can be routed to either back wheel, which will help with performance.

Look for the S4 in dealerships when it arrives this spring.