2009 Audi S4

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Key Specs

of the 2009 Audi S4. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2009 Audi S4

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

2009 Audi S4 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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-horsepo...
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



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Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2009 Audi S4 currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2009 Audi S4 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Audi

Program Benefits

Comprehensive 300+ point dealer inspection, 24/7 roadside assistance including towing and trip interruption reimbursement, 1 Year/Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty coverage, transferability of the Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty to a subsequent private owner, and CARFAX® Vehicle History Report.

  • Limited Warranty

    1 Year / Unlimited Miles

    1 Year/ Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty features 1 Year / Unlimited Miles of warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired and coverage honored at over 300 Audi dealerships service centers throughout the U.S., total confidence is yours as you take the road less traveled.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 300+ point inspection.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The S4 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker