Audi’s just-updated A4 and A5 ambit will acceptable their adventurous ancestors in October, with the cast today account the appraisement and blueprint capacity for the new S4 and S5 range.
The affronted brace will access in Australia in October, with the S4 affecting bottomward in Sedan and Avant (wagon) anatomy styles, and the S5 in Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet guises.
We’ll get to the changes in a moment, but aboriginal let’s blow on article that hasn’t afflicted – the ability outputs. But with the S4 and S5 carrying some 260kW and 500Nm from its turbocharged 3.0-litre V6, that’s not such a bad thing. The ability is beatific to all four auto (thanks to Audi’s quattro AWD system) via an eight-speed tiptronic automatic, and in its quickest guise (S4 Sedan) will beating off the dart to 100km in aloof 4.7 seconds. The achievement allowances don’t end there, with the centre cogwheel able to about-face the ability amid 40 (front) and 60 (rear), and 15 (front) and 85 (rear) aback you appetite to about-face on the active fun, while sport abeyance and adaptive dampers additionally accompany the accepted kit bag.
The S4 ambit bliss off with the S4 Sedan TFSI quattro, which will set you aback $99,900, afore dispatch up to the S4 Avant TFSI quattro, which boosts the amount to $102,400. Alternatively, S5 shoppers can accept amid the S5 Sportback TFSI quattro ($106,900), the S5 Coupe TFSI quattro ($106,900), or the S5 Cabriolet TFSI quattro ($120,400).
Let’s bang things off with the S4 range, which arrives with 19-inch, matt-finished alloys with red anchor calipers, a rear lip spoiler, aluminium-look exoteric appearance elements outside, and a aloft tech check in the cabin.
Like its A4 sibling, the S4 welcomes a new 10.1-inch touchscreen perched aloft the dash that gets both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and that additionally does abroad with the charge for ascendancy buttons in the centre console, with that amplitude now abounding with added storage. You additionally get Audi’s actual acceptable Virtual Cockpit, and a banging 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo. The advanced seats a accomplished in Nappa leather, and accommodate heating and a beating function, and the pedals are stainless steel, too.
The S5 gets all those goodies, and adds 20-inch alloys and Matrix LED headlights, while the Cabriolet’s roof opens in aloof 15 seconds, and at speeds of up to 50km/h.
Both the S4 and S5 additionally get Audi’s abounding apartment of assurance systems, including a 360-degree camera, parking sensors, adaptive cruise, avenue warning, lane change abetment and rear cross-traffic alert.
“The accession of the active Audi S4 and S5 models completes the range, highlighting there is accuracy abaft the beef with an absurd aggregate of athleticism and agenda innovation,” says Audi Australia MD, Paul Sansom.