• (4.4) 8 reviews
  • MSRP: $17,922$33,114
  • 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
2012 Audi S4

Our Take on the 2012 Audi S4

The five-seat S4 is a performance version of the A4. It is offered only as a sedan, while the A4 (covered separately in the Cars.com Research section) comes as a sedan and an Avant wagon. The S4 competes with the BMW M3 and Lexus IS-F.New for 2012There are no significant changes for 2012.Exterio... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Limited-slip rear differential not standard
  • Gas mileage
  • No Avant wagon version offered

Notable Features

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

2012 Audi S4 Reviews

Consumer Reviews


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one of my all time favorites

by old guy have owned many interesting cars. from suburban minneapolis, mn on January 22, 2012

My 2012 S4 has about 4000miles. I love this car. It is the (factory hot rod) I always want to buy. Very fast, precise stearing great handling even with the michelin pilot alpine snow tires. mileage ge... Read Full Review

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2012 Audi S4 Safety Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Free Scheduled Maintenance


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Warranties Explained


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.


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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