The sleeper awakens
Behind the Wheel | 2012 Audi S4
Audi’s S4 has been on the scene since 1991 as Audi’s performance response to BMW’s M3 and Merc’s C-Class AMG. Quick, sophisticated and a sleeper in its own right, the S4 still tended to reserve itself for those who wanted solid performance and creature comforts but didn’t necessarily pine for the M3’s razor handling and steering precision and the C-Class AMG’s raucous power. Well, 2012’s S4 isn’t lacking in any particular department but it isn’t exactly rushing to show off with a boisterous aesthetic or with the kind of torque that can leave your eyebrows in the backseat. What the S4 does do is provide its driver with a sporty and luxurious cabin, tech appointments to impress, and the kind of road experience that makes one crave that extra trip to the hardware store on the other side of town to get a completely useless item. We get Behind The Wheel to show you what it’s all about.
Photos after the jump.
Additional Contribution by Amos Kwon