• (5.0) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $14,476–$29,424
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 22
  • Engine: 333-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2011 Audi S4

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Audi S4

What We Don't Like

  • Limited-slip rear differential not standard
  • Winter tires an added expense
  • Gas mileage
  • Premium gas required
  • No Avant wagon version offered

Notable Features

  • 333-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6
  • All-wheel drive
  • Manual or automatic
  • Sedan body style

2011 Audi S4 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The S4 is a performance version of the A4. It is offered only as a sedan, while the A4 (covered separately in the Research section) comes as a sedan and an Avant wagon. The S4 competes with the BMW M3, Cadillac CTS-V, Lexus IS-F and Mercedes C63 AMG.

New for 2011
Changes are minimal and include adding HD radio to the optional navigation system. The Prestige model gets a standard backup camera and rear parking sensors, and Side Assist is now a stand-alone option.

Exterior
Like earlier S4 models, the styling differs from the A4's styling, but it isn't overdone. The casual observer wouldn't know it's the performance variant. It has different bumpers and a different front grille, a trunklid with an integrated spoiler, LED taillights, aluminum mirrors and 18-inch wheels with performance tires. The brake calipers carry the S4 logo. Metallic "aluminum-optic" accents appear as front and rear diffuser blades and side mirrors, and the S4 has four tailpipes. Exterior features include:

  • 18-inch wheels on Premium Plus model
  • 19-inch wheels on Prestige model
  • Auto-dimming, heated side mirrors


Interior
The S4 is distinguished by sport seats and numerous elements not found in the A4, such as a black headliner, brushed aluminum trim and a choice of carbon fiber, wood or stainless steel. S4 badges adorn the steering wheel, doorsills, gauge cluster and remote transmitter. Interior features include:
  • Keyless entry and engine start
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity
  • Optional leather upholstery
  • Optional navigation system with backup camera
  • Optional Bang & Olufsen premium stereo


Under the Hood
The S4's engine is a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that produces 333 horsepower and 325 pounds-feet of torque. Transmission options are a six-speed manual and seven-speed automated manual, the latter equipped with dual clutches for lightning-fast gear changes. It has an automatic mode and can also be shifted manually using paddles on the steering wheel.
  • Supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 with 333 hp
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard Quattro all-wheel drive with a 40/60 percent front/rear torque distribution
  • Optional QuattroSport mechanical rear differential


Safety
Along with the required frontal airbags come side curtain airbags that protect front and rear occupants. The front seats have torso airbags, and they can be added to the rear seats as an option. Also standard are:
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control


Consumer Reviews

(5.0)

Average based on 21 reviews

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Such a fun car!

by Egonzales93 from Austin, Texas on November 2, 2017

This car by far exceeded my expectations! It isn't the biggest sedan but it fits 4 adults pretty comfortable. Interior and exterior styling is excellent, this S4 definetly turns heads. When dynamic mo... Read Full Review

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2011 Audi S4 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

12mo/5,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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