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Audi's just-updated A4 and A5 range will welcome their sporty siblings in October, with the brand today detailing the pricing and spec details for the new S4 and S5 range.

The angry pair will arrive in Australia in October, with the S4 touching down in Sedan and Avant (wagon) body styles, and the S5 in Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet guises.

We'll get to the changes in a moment, but first let's touch on something that hasn't changed - the power outputs. But with the S4 and S5 delivering some 260kW and 500Nm from its turbocharged 3.0-litre V6, that's not such a bad thing. The power is sent to all four wheels (thanks to Audi's quattro AWD system) via an eight-speed tiptronic automatic, and in its quickest guise (S4 Sedan) will knock off the sprint to 100km in just 4.7 seconds. The performance perks don't end there, with the centre differential able to switch the power between 40 (front) and 60 (rear), and 15 (front) and 85 (rear) when you want to turn on the driving fun, while sport suspension and adaptive dampers also join the standard kit bag.

The S5 Coupe TFSI quattro will set you back 6,900.
The S5 Coupe TFSI quattro will set you back 6,900.

The S4 range kicks off with the S4 Sedan TFSI quattro, which will set you back $99,900, before stepping up to the S4 Avant TFSI quattro, which boosts the price to $102,400. Alternatively, S5 shoppers can choose between the S5 Sportback TFSI quattro ($106,900), the S5 Coupe TFSI quattro ($106,900), or the S5 Cabriolet TFSI quattro ($120,400).

Let’s kick things off with the S4 range, which arrives with 19-inch, matt-finished alloys with red brake calipers, a rear lip spoiler, aluminium-look exterior style elements outside, and a major tech overhaul in the cabin. 

Like its A4 sibling, the S4 welcomes a new 10.1-inch touchscreen perched above the dash that gets both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and that also does away with the need for control buttons in the centre console, with that space now filled with more storage. You also get Audi’s very good Virtual Cockpit, and a banging 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo. The front seats a finished in Nappa leather, and include heating and a massage function, and the pedals are stainless steel, too.

The S4 welcomes a new 10.1-inch touchscreen.
The S4 welcomes a new 10.1-inch touchscreen.

The S5 gets all those goodies, and adds 20-inch alloys and Matrix LED headlights, while the Cabriolet's roof opens in just 15 seconds, and at speeds of up to 50km/h. 

Both the S4 and S5 also get Audi's full suite of safety systems, including a 360-degree camera, parking sensors, adaptive cruise, exit warning, lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert.

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“The arrival of the refreshed Audi S4 and S5 models completes the range, highlighting there is brains behind the brawn with an incredible combination of athleticism and digital innovation,” says Audi Australia MD, Paul Sansom.

Andrew Chesterton
Contributing Journalist
Andrew Chesterton should probably hate cars. From his hail-damaged Camira that looked like it had spent a hard life parked at the end of Tiger Woods' personal driving range, to the Nissan Pulsar Reebok that shook like it was possessed by a particularly mean-spirited demon every time he dared push past 40km/h, his personal car history isn't exactly littered with gold. But that seemingly endless procession of rust-savaged hate machines taught him something even more important; that cars are more than a collection of nuts, bolts and petrol. They're your ticket to freedom, a way to unlock incredible experiences, rolling invitations to incredible adventures. They have soul. And so, somehow, the car bug still bit. And it bit hard. When "Chesto" started his journalism career with News Ltd's Sunday and Daily Telegraph newspapers, he covered just about everything, from business to real estate, courts to crime, before settling into state political reporting at NSW Parliament House. But the automotive world's siren song soon sounded again, and he begged anyone who would listen for the opportunity to write about cars. Eventually they listened, and his career since has seen him filing car news, reviews and features for TopGear, Wheels, Motor and, of course, CarsGuide, as well as many, many others. More than a decade later, and the car bug is yet to relinquish its toothy grip. And if you ask Chesto, he thinks it never will.
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