The S4 is a luxury sedan that can offer the experience of a sports vehicle. Read about the newest model year 2023 Audi S4 upgrades, adjustments, and other information here.
The segment of sedans may not be that exciting these days, but the case is different when it comes to luxury sports ones. One of the pioneering competitors in this particular class is the Audi S4—which not only offers lavishness but also some thrilling driving experience as well. For the upcoming model year, the S4 has some changes to offer. Learn more details about the 2023 Audi S4 in the following.
The 2023 Audi S4 Engine, Fuel Efficiency, and Safety Features
The S4 is a high-performance version of the compact luxury car Audi A4. The original version of this sedan was produced as the performance-focused variant of the Audi 100 sedan, which lasted from 1991 to 1994. Ever since the 1997 model year, the S4 has been built based on the A4 sedan and it follows every evolution that the A4 is given, including the generational changes.
That being said, there are plenty of variant-specific upgrades received by this sedan compared to the 100 and A4 counterparts, including larger wheels, particular design languages and badging, unique sheet metal, more rigid suspension, larger brakes, and the most important one, a stronger internal combustion engine.
Each S4 unit is available in the Audi’s Quattro AWD system and supported by a 3L turbocharged V6 engine synced with 8-speed automatic transmission, resulting in up to 348 horsepower. This powertrain earned 24/30 mpg city/highway according to the estimation by the EPA. These numbers place the luxury sedan beyond the majority of its competitor performance-wise, but plenty of reviewers note its lack of keen handling responses and riding excitement.
The greatest strength of the S4 most likely lies in its chassis with accommodating damping and firmly controlled body motions— making it a sporty vehicle as much as it is an upscale sedan. It offers simple easy and highly accurate control through precise steering, tight grip, and outstanding cornering stability, all while providing a calm city-driving cruise as well.
The sports sedan offers a set of standard active safety and driver assistance features. The adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist that is reserved for the fully-loaded Prestige trim are given to the 2023 Audi S4 Convenience package.
Upgraded Designs and Features of the Audi S4
Some of the standard exterior design features on the Audi S4 are DRL-integrated LED headlights, 18” wheels, a power sunroof, and dynamic indicator-tied LED taillights. The aluminum accent contrasts the high-performing sedan with its A4 sibling, and the trademarked Singleframe grille sets the model apart from its competitors. The rear part is adorned by a quad-exit exhaust system housed in a faux diffuser and sporty built-in trunk spoiler. Optional features are including 19” wheels across all variants and the Black Optic package for the two highest-spec trim levels.
The 2023 Audi S4 comes with two new exterior paint colors: Chronos Gray and Distinct Green which replace the axed Turbo Blue, Terra Gray, and Quantum Gray options. The upcoming model year also gives some added features to the Black Optic Plus package that replace the Black Optic package, which comprises the dark-colored rear spoiler, rocker sills, exhaust tips, and brand badges.
When it comes to interior design and quality, Audi is the standard. This is further supported by the luxury sedan A4. Each cabin across the trim range is equipped with top-quality materials. Diamond-stitched seats featuring massage service come standard. Beyond the flawless finish and fit, the inside part of this car feels premium and entertaining. It also offers an ergonomic driving position for the driver by serving simple controls, a highly adjustable seat, and a flat-bottom steering wheel design. If there’s any drawback, it comes from less comfortable front-row seats due to rather stiff cushions, and quite narrow back-row seats.
Higher trim grades of the range, the Premium Plus, and Prestige, receive red-stitched upholstery and carbon-fiber interior trim panels for the 2023 model year.
Each S4 model receives a 10.1” infotainment display screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options. It also features an intuitive Multi Media Interface system.
Release Date and Price Range
It’s quite hard to forecast the precise date of the 2023 Audi S4 arrival due to various factors recently, such as the global chip shortage. That being said, most industry professionals predict the upcoming model year of this premium sedan to be available by the end of 2022. The pricing details, on the other hand, have been officially announced, which start from the $52,400 for the entry-level variant and $60,700 for the fully-loaded trim.