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While some Audi cars are billed by the automaker as safety-first and dependable, other models are grippy, straight-line sleepers. Moreover, the used market offers affordable alternatives to the automaker’s newest, most ballistic sport sedans. Check out some of the cheapest used Audi S and RS cars that will blast to 60 mph in under five seconds, like the 2010 Audi S4 and 2015 Audi S3. 

What are some of the cheapest Audi cars that are still fast? 

  • 2010 Audi S4
  • 2014 Audi S5 Prestige
  • 2015 Audi S3
  • 2015 Audi RS 5

While many of Audi’s luxury sports sedans from the last 10 years will hit 60 in under five or six seconds, few are budget-friendly. However, these four models span from $11,000 to $29,480 and will smash a sprint to 60 in under five seconds. Value like that is an attractive proposition compared to a 2023 Audi S4, which starts at $53,895. 

Is the 2010 Audi S4 quick?

The 2010 Audi S4 will hit 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds on its way to a 13.4-second quarter mile. Moreover, with 333 horsepower courtesy of a supercharged 3.0L V6 and grippy Quattro all-wheel drive (AWD), the S4 will handle most of what owners can throw at it. 

A used 2010 Audi S4 shows off its sleeper car styling beside a hut.
An Audi S4 | Volkswagen Group

Better yet, the 2010 S4 has a Kelley Blue Book (KBB) value of around $11,087 with average mileage. Unfortunately, that average puts the odometer reading at about 125,666 miles. Still, fans can snag a lower mileage example for more money. For example, a 2010 model with 55,000 miles has a value closer to $16,476. 

Is the 2014 Audi S5 a fast enough car to hit 60 mph in under five seconds?

The 2014 Audi S5, like the 2010 S4, packs a supercharged 3.0L V6 with 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque on tap. Better yet, with grippy AWD, the S5 will launch to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and cover the quarter mile in 13.2 seconds. 

Moreover, a 2014 model with a little over 77,000 miles has a fair value of about $21,310. Not a lousy ask for a German luxury car that will blast to 60 in under five seconds.  

Is the Audi S3 quick?

The Audi S3 is a properly quick car, and used models can balance performance and value to meet your expectations. The 2015 Audi S3, for instance, is a fast enough car to sprint to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, per Car and Driver

Better yet, a 2015 Audi S3 Prestige has a fair purchase value of about $19,560 with average mileage. 

A bright-red 2015 Audi S3 shows off its sports car styling by the coast.
Audi S3 | Volkswagen Group

Is the 2015 Audi RS 5 a fast car?

As with most RS cars, the 2015 Audi RS 5 is fast enough to hit 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds on its way to a 12.8-second quarter mile. That kind of speed is courtesy of a tire-melting 450-horsepower 4.2L V8. 

As a result, a used 2015 Audi RS 5 could be as symphonic as it is speedy. Moreover, KBB says a used 2015 Audi RS 5 has a fair value of about $29,480. 


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