Skip to main content

Most of the general public may not know this, but the Audi S4 is a serious performance sedan. Through the years, Audi has beefed up the car’s performance to make it one of the quickest luxury sport sedans you can buy without ruining its sophisticated image. Although the S4 is due for an update, there’s one used model that can smoke some of the exotic competition in the used market.

A front view of the 2020 Audi S4 in the desert.
2020 Audi S4 | Audi

Which used Audi S4 is the quickest?

A rear view of the 2020 Audi S4 driving down the road.
2020 Audi S4 | Audi

If you’re looking for the quickest used Audi S4, you can search for a 2020 model. Fortunately, you should be able to find one for a decent price in the used market. A recent nationwide search on CarGurus reveals that most 2020 Audi S4 models sell for anywhere between $37,000 to $45,000, depending on the car’s trim level, condition, and location.

That’s not a lot of money, considering the type of performance that you get for it. Under the 2020 Audi S4’s hood is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that pushes 349 hp through an eight-speed automatic transmission and out to all four wheels. That may not sound like a lot of power, but it’s enough to scoot the car up to 60 mph in only 4.2 seconds and down the quarter-mile in 12.8 seconds.

How does the 2020 Audi S4 compare to some exotic cars?

Believe it or not, the 2020 Audi S4’s power and performance are enough to rival some exotic cars in the market. Check out the list of exotic cars we gathered from

(0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds)

  • 2010 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder
  • 2011 Audi R8
  • 2001 Ferrari 360 Modena
  • 1994 Ferrari 456 GT
  • 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport
  • 1999 Lotus Espirit
  • 2006 Porsche 911 Turbo 4S

We’ll admit that most of the cars on the list are old, but that doesn’t detract from the Audi S4’s abilities. Especially considering we’re talking about a four-door sedan that’s based on the pedestrian A4. It also shows how far technology has come in the past couple of decades – Audi is clearly on the ball as far as injecting performance into its cars.

The 2020 Audi S4 comes well-equipped

An interior view of the 2020 Audi S4
2020 Audi S4 | Audi

Performance aside, the 2020 Audi S4 comes well-equipped from the factory. The S4 has diamond-quilted sport leather seats with massage functions, a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display, and a dual-zone climate control system. Heated seats are standard, and opting for the top-trim Prestige model adds a head-up display and an upgraded sound system.

Ultimately, the general public may not know how great the Audi S4 is, but if it did, they would likely be shocked that it’s as quick as some exotic cars. Regardless of how old they are.