Those lamenting the demise of the V8-powered
Audi S4 really need to spend some time driving the 2010 model. The new supercharged V6 is sheer joy, delivering...
... abundant power, nary a bit of delay or whine and, in our case, 21.3 mpg overall. What really impressed us was how relaxed and compliant the S4 felt at slow speeds around town. Sure, the ride was a tad on the stiff side, but completely within the confines of sport sedan parameters. That being said, get out on an open road, drop the manual gearbox down a few gears and the 2010 S4 unveils the other side of its personality. At this point, reeling in triple-digit speeds is akin to shooting fish in a barrel and the suspension handles corners with appropriate competence. In snowy conditions, the S4's quattro all-wheel-drive system delivers sure-footed handling.