2017 Audi S4 B9
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The Audi S4 Wagon is packing heat. The 3.0-litre turbo V6 co-developed with Porsche pumps 260kW through an eight-speed ZF automatic and makes the car fly. It’s jam-packed with safety tech, from an anti-cyclist-dooring feature to semi-automated traffic jam control.
The full-time quattro AWD system shuffles up to 85 per cent torque to the rear axle via a mechanical centre diff, while defaulting to 40/60 front/rear when cruising, and grip levels are compelling. The only time it breaks traction is on the dirt, and even then, it’s nice and progressive.
But step inside the classy cabin – accented with thinly-lacquered carbon-fibre, allowing you to almost feel the weave – ignite the engine and it’s clear this is a sleeper, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a concealed weapon, a predator hiding in plain sight.
Once seated, the sense of high-tech prestige the car imparts on occupants is untouchable right now. There are no other cars in its class that can match the A4’s – and especially the S4’s – blend of gadgets and luxury. The flat-bottom steering wheel looks and feels the part and has intuitive controls (and not too many of them).
The MMI infotainment system is pretty tidy too, and Google Maps integration elevates it above some of its rivals, as do the car’s minimal, high-quality touch-sensitive heating/cooling buttons. Voice control is excellent, and the squiggle pad has its uses. Last service done at Zagame Audi in August.
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