(4.5) 23 reviews
MSRP: $3,191$17,839
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 18
Engine: 340-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2004 Audi S4

Our Take on the 2004 Audi S4

Our Take

A high-performance S4 sedan and S4 Avant wagon rejoin the compact Audi lineup for 2004. Both pack a 4.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 340 horsepower. Audi advises that this is the first use of V-8 power in the segment. A six-speed-manual gearbox is standard, while a six-speed Tiptronic automatic... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy

Notable Features

  • 340-hp, 4.2-liter V-8
  • Manual or automatic
  • Quattro AWD
  • Sedan and Avant wagon body styles
  • High-performance operation


Our Expert Reviews

Unassuming Audi S4 is a hot rod in disguise They are stealth hot rods, European versions of American muscle cars, in milder shells. They go unidentified by the general public because each retains its European elegance and Teutonic stance, a certain cachet of class and subtle flair. Yet, in hot rod form, they possess what the late Globe columnist George Frazier coined "duende," a bold ... Read full review for the 2004 Audi S 4

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Consumer Reviews


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Fast Little Handler

by U58 from New England on January 4, 2011

The ride is comfortable, though not nearly as much as my former stock '01 S4. Handling is very good with understeer. It comes with summer tires on 18" wheels; snow tires are required if temps get belo... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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