The 2018 Audi S5 Coupe and S4 Sedan follow a familiar formula. Take the A5 Coupe and A4 Sedan, give the exterior a more aggressive makeover, and update the interior with supportive sports seats. Throw a new engine – in this case a 3.0-liter turbocharged TFSI – under the hood, and fit quattro AWD as standard.
The recipe may be the same, but that doesn’t make the cars boring. Road-holding abilities are excellent, and everyday practicality doesn’t suffer despite the more eager driving feel. The 6-piston brakes, a standard-fit item, are tenacious and lend confidence on the road.
They may not have the extreme performance of their RS siblings, but the result is both capable and affordable. Pricing kicks off at $50,900 for the S4 sedan and $54,600 for the S5 Coupe. Both are available in dealerships now.
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