2009 Audi S4

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$57,125

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2009 Audi S4

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Exuberant performance
  • Handling
  • Refinement
  • Ride on smooth pavement
  • Seat comfort and support

The bad:

  • Manual-gearbox operation
  • Some driveline whine with manual
  • Wind rush in convertible with top down
  • Fuel economy
  • Backseat legroom

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Notable features

  • 340-hp, 4.2-liter V-8
  • Manual or automatic
  • Quattro AWD
  • Convertible only

2009 Audi S4 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Audi continues to offer its S4, but only as a convertible (Cabriolet) for 2009. The all-new 2010 Audi S4 sedan is scheduled to go on sale in the fall of 2009. Competitors include the Cadillac CTS-V and Lexus IS-F.

Changes for 2009
The sedan and wagon body styles aren’t offered for the 2009 model year.

Exterior
The S4’s basic exterior is derived from the A4. It has large front air intakes, and the side mirrors have aluminum accents. The power fabric top contains a heated glass rear window.

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Bi-xenon headlamps
  • Power heated mirrors
  • Power convertible roof

Interior
The S4 convertible can hold four people. Backseat legroom is rather sparse, and trunk space is modest.

  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped shifter and steering wheel
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Power windows, locks and keyless entry
  • Available Bose audio system
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood
Audi’s 4.2-liter V-8, which is also used in the automaker’s larger models, was modified to fit into the S4’s compact engine compartment. Audi says the S4 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds when equipped with the six-speed manual gearbox. A specially tuned exhaust system is installed. A six-speed automatic transmission that features a manual-shift provision is available.

The convertible features structural refinements in its sills, A-pillars, under the rear seat and in the double bulkhead behind the backseat for enhanced rigidity.

  • 340-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 with 302 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission
  • Quattro all-wheel drive
  • Speed-sensitive power steering

Safety
Height-adjustable front seat belts have load limiters standard. Sensors in the active rollover protection system detect an imminent rollover and deploy protective hoops behind the rear seats.

  • Side-impact airbags and head extension airbag
  • Driver’s-side knee airbag
  • Daytime running lights
  • Antilock brakes and traction control
  • Electronic stability system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

Minor inconveniences but great buy!

The Audi S4 2009 is a quality car, the interior and exterior are not only beautiful but the functionality is amazing. I personally really enjoy the car's efficiency with gas, especially because when I do end up having to purchase it, the car does not use all of it at once and is not that much of a budget toll compared to some of the other cars I have seen run. One thing I will say however is that the radio with apple play, has a hard time connecting to bluetooth some days if you do not have the correct power cable to connect your phone too. This can be especially obnoxious if trying to get to some place with some navigation, I believe this can be improved with some minor updates to the software and or the cable that I have to use to sync my phone.Another thing I noticed is that the gas gauge does not register sometimes on the cluster as being on, so some days the gas reader will read the appropriate amount of gas while other days it will read as empty. The car however functions beautifully and handles great on open roads, I do love how smooth the drive is compared to some other cars. Overall quality car with some minor and minute issues that are nothing more than minor inconveniences.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
300-plus-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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