Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Audi has a good track record in Euro NCAP crash tests, so the S4 is in safe hands. Its tamer sibling, the A4, received five stars and scored top marks for side impact protection. It’s packed with six airbags - including driver, front passenger, side body and head airbags - and also comes with front seatbelt pretensioners. Isofix child seat mounting points on the outer rear seats come as standard, while additional points in the front can be specified at no extra cost.

Though a little daunting at first, Audi's sat-nav and audio system (called MMI) gets easier to use over time and is primarily controlled by a large switch wheel on the centre console - keeping the interior simple and uncluttered. The boot is roomier than those of similar high performance cars this size and the flat, wide floor means it's easy to load.

But buyers looking for something bigger should go for the S4 Avant rather than the saloon. It's still lightning quick but comes with the added benefit of a bigger luggage area and larger access.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A4 S4 (09-15).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • DVD
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

S4 equipment

S4 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
S4 optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

S4 Black Edition equipment

S4 Black Edition standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
S4 Black Edition optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Audi A4 S4 (09-15) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2015
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 90%
Child Occupant: 87%
Vulnerable Road Users: 75%
Safety Assist: 75%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.