2016 Audi S4 price, changes, specs – The S4 is the mid-range performance version of the A4, so it always had a lot of fans among car enthusiasts and despite the fact it was not as fast as the M3, it offered a more composed ride which was better suited for day to day use. In fact, it has been voted as one of the best “sleeper” cars in the World because it looks pretty much identical to the A4 while offering a much more powerful engine. The new Audi S4 2016 is now going to be based on the upcoming model of the A4 so it will actually use the MLB II modular platform. This alone should drop its weight by at least 200 pounds and it should allow Audi’s engineers to make the S4 quite a bit stiffer than before.
2016 Audi S4 price
The suspension system will also be revised in order to provide a comfortable riding experience while not sacrificing any type of performance. The 2016 S4 will be just as good and as comfortable to drive as the A6 while offering better performance than the base A6. Its price is similar to that of the 2015 year model, so it comes on the market with a $49,200 price for Premium Plus model while Prestige trim level is available for just over $55,000.
New Audi S4 2016 changes
Because it will use the new A4 platform, the new Audi S4 2016 also gets a part of its looks, so the front end is very similar. However, the S4 now uses LED headlights with the Matrix laser technology which will allow for the best possible visibility yet. The grille as well as the intakes looks to be very similar to the A4 but where the fog-lights should be it looks like the car features brake cooling ducts. At the back on the other hand there is a small diffuser as well as a dual exhaust system. The usual oval pipes are likely going to be replaced with rectangular ones in order to better fit the style of the car.
The 2016 Audi S4 is available in two trim levels: Premium and Premium Plus. The “base” model comes also fully loaded with Audi Connect system, tri-zone automatic climate control, Nappa leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth connectivity and a 10-speaker AM/FM/CD/SiriusXM stereo system with iPod integration. The Premium Plus models also adds MMI Navigation Plus system, Bang & Olufsen Sound system, HD Radio Technology and Audi side assist with a rear parking Camera.
2016 Audi S4 specs
Engine wise, the 2016 Audi S4 should comes with only one engine that is teamed with Quattro all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. The 2016 S4 is powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged FSI inline 6 engine. This engine is able to produce 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, which is already dangerously close to the M3. The S4 will be offered with the usual Audi quattro all-wheel-drive system but this time most of the torque is going to be transferred to the rear, so the car will be much better to drive than before. As standard this engine comes paired with 6-speed manual transmission while 7-speed Quattro S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission is available as option.
Those performance figures suggest that the 2016 Audi S4 can get to 60 MPH from a standing start in less than 5 seconds thanks to a launch control feature and it should be able to hit its limited top speed of 155 MPH (250 km/h) with ease. At these numbers it will likely pose a treat to the M3 while the upcoming RS4 could have the potential to destroy the M3 in a head to head race. Depending on chosen transmission it comes with fuel economy rated at 20 mpg for manual transmission while 21 mpg is reserved for automatic transmission.