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2021 Audi S4 Review: Expected Prices, Release Date, MPG, and Performance.

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Bhavik Sreenath

Automotive Journalist

August 14, 2020 at 09:39 AM

The upcoming model of the Audi S4 is highly expected to undergo some tweaks and turns. Still, we don’t expect substantial revisions as the current generation is reasonably fresh, and it has received all the essential as exterior styling updates in 2020, no significant updates from the exterior are expected this time

The 2021 Audi S4 is once again arriving in the markets to steal the show with its unmatched feature-list. Speculations are revolving around the corners about this upcoming german sports sedan, but let’s not spoil the expectations of buyers, as S4 has a stunning deal to offer, with more thoughtful innovations, this sports coupe shows off the fantastic brains behind the brawn. 

The buyers definitely might be buzzing around Audi S4, but they need to hold their breath as designers of Audi kept this release as a surprise until fall. However, they may expect this upcoming model to hit the showrooms by 2020 end with an anticipated price tag of $50,895. 

So, should you wait for the upcoming model or catch some other popular choices in the segment like the Mercedes AMG C43 4MATIC, the BMW M340i xDrive, and the Genesis G70. Let’s move ahead and find more about this upcoming model.

What to expect in the engine department of the 2021 Audi S4?

Audi firmly undergoes deletion and addition of features as when required and is not intransigent as well. As it made a plan to drop a small 12-watt electric motor along with their turbo 2.0 in the A4 model. But speculations are not the same for the S4 model, as it is enough to make more horses and torque. 

But the word on the street speaks that Audi has a new proposal to develop an all-new Quattro all-wheel drive for the S4 model, which will give powerful intent on driving. Also, Under the hood, the upcoming model will offer 3.0-liter Turbocharged V6 engines, which will deliver 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft torque, Cheers to the V6 engine, which adds precise brilliance to your driving intent. 

The power is delivered to the wheels through the eight-speed automatic transmission, which keeps pace with the V6 engine. Although it is expected from S4 to opt for manual transmission, that’s just scuttlebutt. 

Also, the upcoming model will have all-wheel drives. The 2021 Audi S4 will continue with the same stack. It most likely will not receive any price bump for the 2021 model year with any significant changes seen in the interior or exterior of this breathtaking car. Still, it will arrive in the market with a slew of upgraded mechanical features.

Models

2021 Audi S4(Expected)

2020 Mercedes-AMG C43 4MATIC

2020 BMW M340i xDrive

2020 Genesis G70

Base MSRP

$50,895

$55,950

$56,000

$46,650

Engine

3.0-liter turbocharged V6

3.0-liter twin-turbo V6

3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six

3.3-liter twin-turbo V6

Drive train

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed Automatic w/OD

9-speed Automatic w/OD

8-speed Automatic w/OD

8-speed Automatic w/OD

Power (hp @ RPM)

349 @ 5400

385 @ 6100

382 @ 5000

365 @ 6000

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

369 @ 1370

384 @ 2500

369 @ 1600

376 @ 1300

*2020 Figures used for reference

The bunch of rivals really bewilders everyone with astonishing figures, and it's evident from the above chart that the Mercedes AMG numbers may be on par with the competition. Still, despite Audi S4 shy statistics, it feels much confident in performing overtaking maneuvers even at motorway speeds. Since each rival holds the same drivetrain but in terms of mechanical delivery, Audi S4 is standing alone at last in the race of power and torque figures. 

But here is another rival which bashes the most practicality, i.e., Genesis G70 with the price tag of $46,650 and decent figures of power and torque, this car is stealing the guise of each rival.

How will the 2021 Audi S4 handle?

Audi has always been famous for its dynamic superiority and the all-new S4 is no different. The 2021 version of the Audi S4 will be powered by the magnificent turbo V6 engine and it puts all those 350 horses to the tarmac via its Quattro AWD system which can send power to the wheels that need them the most and thus compensate for lack of traction, going in and out of corners. 

The 2021 Audi S4 will also get a stiffer suspension over the standard car along with dynamic dampers which will allow the driver to fine-tune the suspension based on his or her requirement.

How many miles to the gallon will the 2021 Audi S4 deliver?

The 2021 Audi S4 shows the stance of astonishing powertrain and suspension developed by the most exceptional German engineers and feels like a genuine sports car. Since there are barely going to be any changes in the 2021 model over the current one, the Audi S4 is expected to churn out 20 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on freeways in its AWD configuration. 

Although taking a brief idea from the tittle-tattle, we can make a slight assumption that this car will deliver top performance in fuel economy.

Models

2021 Audi S4(Expected)

2020 Mercedes-AMG C43 4MATIC

2020 BMW M340i xDrive

2020 Genesis G70

MPG (City)

20

19

22

17

MPG (Highway)

27

27

30

25

MPG (Combined)

23

22

25

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.3

17.4

15.8

15.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

306/413/NA

330/469/NA

405/561/NA

347/ 474/NA

*2020 Figures used for reference

From the above lot of rivals, the most thrilling mpg figures are delivered by BMW M340i, and Audi S4 depicts adequate numbers after BMW M340i. The figures are enthralling, which can bring your sports car on the roads with more fun. 

What to expect from the 2021 Audi S4’s interior?

Open the doors of this sports coupe; you will be astonished by its sublime interior design. Inside this car, all the top-notch quality materials are used, and you will feel that once you get inside this car, it will offer you immense pleasure and plush with its carbon atlas interior. 

The dashboard is uniquely modern, designed with leather steering wheel and ambient lighting, which offers 30 colors inside the cabin. This car provides driver-centric ergonomic designing cues. Also, the Alcantara and fine Nappa leather seats make sure that you feel plush with every drive. If you want to go for a ride with your family, this luxury is capable of accommodating five seats to them. 

The plush feature has not been compromised anywhere in this luxury car, which is evident from the 10-way power front sport seats, including 2-way power, the side bolsters on the driver's seat with 2-way manual headrests which give ultimate comfort while going for long drives. It also offers a spacious front room and headroom for its passengers. Also, Front visibility has not been compromised anywhere in this car.

Models

2021 Audi S4(Expected)

2020 Mercedes-AMG C43 4MATIC

2020 BMW M340i xDrive

2020 Genesis G70

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

41.3/55.9/41.3

37.1/55.3/41.7

38.7/56/42

39.7/56.3/42.6

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.4/54.5/35.7

37.1/55.0/35.2

37.6/54.6/35.2

36.9/54.6/34.8

Cargo capacity(cubic feet)

12

12.6

17

10.5

*2020 Figures used for Reference

The Audi S4 successfully manages to give arch competition to its rivals in terms of interior design, with adequate leather seats and enough space for front row and rear row.

Does it come loaded with tech inside?

Yes, Audi S4 comes with a plethora of tech loaded features, and the same is expected from the upcoming model to bring some new additions. For 2021, Audi S4 offers a futuristic new 10.1-inch touch screen MMI infotainment system by replacing an older 8.3-inch touch screen and comes all under one piece of glass in the S4. 

The high-class interior is complemented with excellent hi-tech connectivity and innovative features to make your journey worth remembering. Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity will be the segment's first features standard in the 2021 Audi S4 stack. 

To lift the mood of the passengers, the blaring sound of the 10-speaker audio system comes in base trim, and for higher trims, Bang & Olufsen 19-speaker audio system is equipped. You can also see HD Radio and a pair of USB connectivity inside the car.

Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows: 

  • MMI w/Audi Sound System
  • Audi smartphone interface
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
  • Audi connect CARE
  • Bluetooth and HD radio

Will there be any changes to the exterior of the 2021 Audi S4?

The visual cues of 2021 Audi S4 reveal no changes and carry the same guise as the current base model. The enticing sports coupe body captures the eyes of the stalkers of this muscular car. 

The enticing 18-inch alloy wheel steals the attention of its buyers. This car has been governed with all the fantastic engineering principles which make it's exterior dynamic and catchy.

Models

2021 Audi S4(Expected)

2020 Mercedes-AMG C43 4MATIC

2020 BMW M340i xDrive

2020 Genesis G70

Curb Weight (lbs)

3858

3825

3968

3673

Length (inches)

187.5

185

185.7

184.4

Width (inches)

72.7

71.3

71.9

72.8

Height (inches)

58.8

56.3

56.7

55.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.5

4.4

4.6

5.5

Wheelbase (inches)

110.9

111.8

112.2

111.6

Track Width (inches) F/R

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

From the above bunch of rivals, the 2021 Audi S4 appeals to everyone with its sinister sports body, but it gives a smaller wheelbase of 110.0 inches in the chart and lags behind the wheels from its fierce competitors. 

Will the 2021 Audi S4 Sedan be worth your money and time?

Well, this part brings conundrum that every buyer faces, but the 2021 Audi S4 catches all the spotlight with its enthralling figures, apart from its numbers, this car simply feels light to drive with ultimate pleasure on the roads and also responds fast. 

It is the most fuel-efficient car in this segment despite having a powerful engine and coming on the way with a jaw-drop price tag of $50,895, so be ready to invest in this upcoming model.

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