This car simply has it all. Compared to competitors it has the best interior of any, classy, luxurious, quality. It's fast, but not too fast to use on the street. The handling is superb, traction is outstanding especially with the Active Rear Dif option. It is grown up and elegant, a head turner anywhere, but aggressive without being gaudy and can be turned loose and feel like a pure speed machine. Take it on seriously curvy switch-back type mountain roads and you will realize was this car was born to do. It is the perfect all- a-rounder, not a kid racer and not a stuffy old guy car. It is a perfect blend of all aspects the someone looking at this range of car could want.
The car is absolutely, all around, excellent! I have owned a BMW M3, Cadillac CTS, and Mercedes E350. This blows all of them away!! Fast, Fun, Quality and space makes this a best buy in my book! I love the style, gas mileage and absolute fun I have when I drive it. I read a review somewhere that said don't test drive unless you are ready to write the check. No truer words have been spoken.
This car is so much fun to drive and so quiet, I have to keep checking the speedometer to make sure I'm not speeding. Build quality is excellent. The car feels really solid. The manual transmission is a joy to use. It even makes shifting suggestions. The car has so much torque that I'm often in 6th gear going 50 km/hr and still have decent passing power.
Last 5 cars: Audi A4, Infinity G35, BMW 325, 328, 530. Wanted a German car larger than a 3 and smaller than a 5 series. This Audi is essentially a 4 series size. The back seats are usable. The car is flawless inside and out. The A4 was a better value but the sport seats not as nice, engine was a bit noisy at 85MPH with 6 speed. The S4 with a 330 HP 7 speed is composed in the city and a beast on the highway when you need it to be. Effortless power and stability. It is not quite as agile as a BMW 3 that has better weight balance but is more stable at speed since it is larger and safer. Audi excels in style, composure, beauty and in the S4 version is rare. 29MPG Hwy, 25 MPG city.