Nothing beats an exceptional sports sedan, whether you are a long-haul tripper, an everyday commuter, or even a taxi. Whereas Audis has a reputation for subtle choices in the luxury compact segment under the radar, the 2022 Audi A4 S Line is very good but not as exceptional. It is an outlier, and most drivers have attested that the engine does not feel as gusty. It is, however, legitimately quick for a sedan that lacks RS, AMG, or M badges. It reaches 60mph in about 5.2 seconds.
The S Line Audi does not drive as a standard A4, thanks to the brake rotors that are handsomely ventilated. The summer tires with optional 19inch also pay off in ensuring that the chassis remains stable even under hard braking. It translates into the ability to stop from 60mph at 111 feet which is amazing for a non-S4. It is easy to modulate and turn in brakes, and the steering is precise.
The shifter is a feature that has to be praised, especially for its details. It fits the palm perfectly, and the control layout is easy to operate without taking your eyes off the road. The rearview mirror is frameless, making the Audi above range compared to most luxury brands. On the shifter’s right side is a volume knob that controls 19 speaker Bang and Olufsen audio. It is powerful system buyers love to have for its quality.
This car feels quick and powerful, and the interior design is understated and functional. It has a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen system. The display responds quickly, although it lacks an anchor point for the thumb for accurate inputs.
This Audi comes with a less mild hybrid setup leading to low-speed behavior. Whereas the start-stop system is imperceptible, it sends rumbles reverberating through the body. The dual-clutch gearbox also fumbles when creeping through traffic. It is an issue that a more powerful hybrid can resolve.
The A4 rides are firmly exhibiting road noises that cannot be ignored, especially on pavements that are not perfect. Although the suspension helps in body control, and the wider rolling stock also offers stability around the corners, it detracts from the aspirations of a do-everything sport sedan. As a result, your ride may not be as cosseting as you might want with this car.
Also worth noting is that the transmission seems reluctant to downshift even when the paddle shifters on the steering wheel are in use. This, therefore, dulls the response of the car greatly. The brakes also feel slightly numb.
The back seating is commendable for the considerable space between the seat back and knees. Still, it is unfortunate that the head remains firmly against the headliner which can get uncomfortable for most people. The cup holder folding out of the armrest is cleverly designed, but it is a bit of a struggle accommodating soft drinks that are American-sized.
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