Audi Australia has announced some updates for its S3, S4, and S5 model range, boosting value and equipment for the performance vehicles. Value is boosted by up to $9000 in some cases.
Starting with the Audi S3. It continues to be offered in Sportback hatch, sedan and cabriolet form, and all are powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine developing 213kW and 380Nm. Acceleration across 0-100km/h takes a claimed 4.8 seconds for the hatch and sedan, and 5.3 seconds for the cabrio.
New for 2020 are a set of larger 19-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels, metallic paint as standard, and red brake calipers. The interior also adds S sport seats wrapped in Nappa leather, while auto-folding mirrors come as standard. There’s also a Bang & Olufsen surround sound system, wireless phone charging, and Audi magnetic ride suspension all included. Audi says the features provide up to $9000 in added value.
Moving over to the S4, it continues to be offered in sedan and Avant wagon form. Power comes from a 3.0-litre turbo-petrol V6 that develops 260kW and 500Nm. As for acceleration across the standard 0-100km/h sprint, the clock stops in a claimed 4.7 seconds for the sedan and 4.9 for the wagon.
To help boost the attraction of these subtle mid-sizers, Audi is introducing metallic paint as standard, along with S sport seats in Nappa leather, head-up display, wireless phone charging, with two USB charge ports for the rear. A high-end Bang & Olufsen surround sound system also now comes as standard.
Similarly, the S5, available in coupe, Sportback, and cabriolet form, continues with the same V6 engine. These are presented with the Bang & Olufsen sound system, and add 20-inch Audi Sport wheels, metallic paint, and head-up display. Speaking about the upgrades, Shawn Ticehurst, product planning boss at Audi Australia, said:
“The Australian affinity for high-performance vehicles is stronger than ever. We’ve used insights from our customers to create an even stronger S model line-up that highlights the sleek exterior of these vehicles, while carrying through on that promise with beautiful interiors that are now packed with even more innovative technology.”
The updated models are on sale in Australia now, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs):
2020 Audi S3 Sportback: $64,200
2020 Audi S3 Sedan: $65,800
2020 Audi S3 Cabriolet: $$73,400
2020 Audi S4 Sedan: $99,900
2020 Audi S4 Avant: $102,900
2020 Audi S5 Coupe: $105,400
2020 Audi S5 Sportback: $105,400
2020 Audi S5 Cabriolet: $118,940