The Audi S line is about connections, a connection with man to machine and machine to the road—and about the human connection. At least what accounts for a human connection in an age when you’re more likely to get an instant message than a phone call or an online event request than a formal invitation. It’s called Audi Connect, and it offers Google-enhanced navigation, real-time weather and news updates and a mobile wireless network (i.e., hot spot) through a deal with T-Mobile. After all, today’s connected children need their streaming video services and multiplayer games everywhere they go, and well, we like all that stuff, too. Of course, none of this is designed to keep you from feeling any less united with the road. In that way, the S4 carries on with its supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 producing 333 horsepower. It is available with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission powering the standard all-wheel drive system. It can be ordered with limited-slip differentials, which, you know, help keep you connected.
Engine: 3.0-liter supercharged V-6
0-60: 4.9 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph (limited)
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Torque: 325 foot-pounds