2018 Audi S4: What You Need to Know

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The Go-Fast Version of Audi's Excellent A4 Sedan

When it comes to performance luxury sedans, the goal is to blend straight-line power and articulate handling, along with the latest in creature comforts, infotainment, and safety technology. Returning from a one-year hiatus, that is the balance that the new 2018 Audi S4 hopes to achieve.

If Mercedes-Benz is the comfort-oriented brand and BMW is the “driver’s car,” what does that make Audi? The German automaker often touts its technical prowess, but when it comes to performance machines, the “Quattro” brand can deliver as well.

The S4 is in an elite club. Pitted against the likes of the BMW 340i xDrive and Mercedes-AMG C43 4MATIC, the S4 is certainly less of a mouthful. But is it the best performance sedan?

On the following slides, you'll find what you need to know if you are in the market for a muscle-car-in-a-suit like the Audi S4.