Audi has rounded out its medium car range with the updated S4 and S5 performance range now in Australian dealerships.
Buyers have plenty of choice, with five body styles available between the two nameplates: sedan, wagon (S4), sportback, coupe and cabriolet (S5).
All have the same 3.0-lite V6 turbo petrol engine offering 260kW and 500Nm of maximum torque — the latter available from a low 1370rpm.
Paired to an eight-speed automatic sending power to all four wheels via Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system, the range will cover 0-100km/h in just 4.7 seconds.
A self-locking centre differential can send 40 per cent of torque to the front axle and 60 per cent to the rear when driving normally, but when road conditions demand it can send up to 85 per cent to the back.
A quattro sport differential is optional and allows for further adjustment, directing almost all of the rear axle’s torque to either wheel when driving hard.
A sport suspension with adaptive damper control allows drivers to switch between comfort and performance.
There are slight differences in features between the S4 and S5.
The S5 gets matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators and 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels in gloss-look anthracite black as standard, while the S4 gets 19-inch Audi sport alloy wheels in matt titanium gloss finish.
The S4 Avant’s practical nature is enhanced by standard aluminium roof rails, electric hands-free tailgate and electrically retractable luggage cover.
The Cabriolets roof takes 15 seconds to open and close, which can be done while travelling at up to 50km/h.
Inside, standard gear includes Audi’s virtual cockpit with a new 10.1-inch high-resolution touch display, plus a Bang & Olufsen 3D premium sound system with 19 speakers.
2021 AUDI S4 & S5 SPECIFICATIONS
- Variants S4 Sedan; S4 Avant; S5 Coupe; S5 Sportback; S5 Cabriolet
- Price $99,500; $102,000; $106,500; $106,500; $120,000
- Engine 3.0-litre V6 turbo petrol
- Outputs 260kW/500Nm
- Transmission Eight-speed automatic
- Fuel economy 8.6L/100km