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Early impressions on 2014 S4 6MT highest trim
By vicgill on
2014 Audi S4 Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 6M)
Sheer power, handling, and fun to drive factors are its highlights.
Drive Select is now standard across all trims and changes the car from comfortable daily driver to aggressive sports car.
Green eco guage features (needs to be selected on display) to facilitate fuel efficient driving with suggested gear shifts, real time fuel consumption, mileage, etc.
Anticipate engine oil consumption
Counter intuitive MMI control
Reliance on MMI to access most controls
Cumbersome HVAC controls and placement
Could use a 7th overdrive gear for manual transmission for highways drives (already at 2500 rmps for 65 miles/hr ~100km/hr)
test drove 2014 s4- steering doesn't feel as connected as the 2010 a4 that I drive now. Also very cool but artificial sound to the engine. Plenty of power but surprisingly a little flat at low gear RPMs. Clutch a little long. Plus side- super rush but smooth power. Ride quality great absorbent. Also test drove 335i- same thing with steering not as connected- better clutch shorter throws and delivers power faster at low rpms. Like my 21010 a4 more than either