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The redesigned 2018 Audi S4 is a luxury sport sedan that’s well beyond the curve. This vehicle is powered by a turbocharged 354-hp TFSI® engine which allows it to go from 0 to 60 mph in a breathtaking 4.4 seconds. It comes with quattro® all-wheel drive standard, available sport differential, as well as a wide array of cutting-edge technologies that enables drivers to keep up to speed in several ways. With its sleek redesign featuring dynamic contours, full LED headlights and other premium sport details, front and rear fasciae, side sills, as well as a rear trunk spoiler, makes it draw attention.

The platinum Singleframe grille on the 2018 Audi S4 with its aluminum-optic double-blade bars and sculptural horizontal lines makes a distinctive statement about Audi design. The vehicle’s awesome power helps to prove it’s a luxury sport sedan that may be too much for the faint-hearted. Its newly tuned turbocharged V6, 3.0 TFSI engine produces an incredible 354 horsepower as well as 369 pound-feet of torque. Its also has a standard quattro® all-wheel drive system which is paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission which can work in tandem with an optional sport adaptive damping suspension that helps to provide grip. Take one for a test drive at Audi Of Tucson.

The 2018 Audi S4 gives drivers greater confidence that they can handle any type of road condition by sending the wheel which has the most grip more power. Using its legendary quattro all-wheel drive in combination with its eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission and its optional torque-vectoring sport differential enables the vehicle to offer brilliant handling even when cornering. Plus, the 2018 Audi S4 has incredible technology like Audi’s virtual cockpit, MMI navigation plus as well as a number of other optional sophisticated driver assistance systems that makes it miles beyond ordinary.

Test driving the new Audi S4 lets you experience and explore innovative technology like Audi’s available virtual cockpit. It has a 12.3 inch fully digital information cluster which provides navigation, infotainment, audio and phone compatibility. The virtual cockpit also offers information on the specific Sport modes of the S4 along with the optional Google Street View and Google Earth screens. It’s the perfect technology for the information age and Audi gives you the opportunity to have this dynamic, easy to use, communication system in your 2018 S4.

The S4 Premium Plus trim’s exterior has full LED headlights, daytime running lights, aluminum-optic front and rear trim, body-colored door sill blades, exterior side mirror housing and an integrated rear spoiler. Inside, there’s power 12-way front S sport seats, four-way power lumbar adjustment and a massage function for both the driver and front passenger. Plus, there’s a 19 speaker Bang & Olufsen® sound system featuring 3D sound and a 755 watt 16-channel amplifier. It also has Audi’s parking system plus with acoustic sensors in the front and rear along with a rear view camera.

The S4 Prestige trim everything on the Premium Plus along with MMI® navigation plus, virtual cockpit, MMI® touch featuring handwriting-recognition technology, head-up display and much more.

Audi, a perennial leader in innovative automotive technology, has done it again. The company is now the first automaker to replace the side mirrors on one of its automobiles with cameras. The German automaker has done so on its E-Tron electric crossover SUV that will go into production soon. The company recently displayed the new technology on one of its prototypes. The feature has been used on concept cars for decades, now Audi will be the first to take it to the streets. The optional cameras will be placed in little winglets where automakers usually put standard side mirrors.

Drivers no longer have to look outside the SUV to the right and left to see the vehicles beside it. All drivers have to do is glance at an additional screen that has been added to the instrument cluster to see the cars to its left. Audi has not yet made it clear where the driver can see images from the camera on the right-hand side. While both Cadillac and Nissan have used a camera to replace the rear-view mirror on some of their vehicles, Audi is the first company to produce a vehicle that eliminates the side view mirrors and replaces them with a camera. Audi offers a lot of great vehicles, and if you want to see any Audi, you can head to Audi of Tucson and take one for a spin.

While many people are happy to see this feature automobile manufacturers have long been teasing finally make it into a production vehicle, using the side view cameras while driving will require a period of adjustment for the drivers. In other vehicles which replaced mirrors with cameras, it soon became clear the driver has to get used to the angle of the camera on the side. Plus, the depth perception is different when looking through a camera as opposed to using a mirror. Still, replacing the side view mirrors with cameras gives the vehicle a cool, space age look.

Audi explained it is using side cameras rather than mirrors on the E-Tron EV to improve the aerodynamics on the crossover SUV. The company pointed out that the cameras improve drag. This can be important for increasing the range of the electric vehicle by a significant number of kilometers. Audi has also made a number of other tweaks in addition to the new side view cameras to make the E-Tron EV more aerodynamic. The vehicle comes with different types of grille shutters, the logo is etched into the rubber tires rather than being raised and the automobile can be lowered to reduce drag using standard adaptive air suspension.

Estimates done by Audi using the WLTP test cycle, show the new E-Tron EV traveling 248 miles on a single charge. EPA testing may yield slightly different numbers. Audi’s new electric SUV will begin being sold in Europe in late 2018 and is expected to hit the U.S. market sometime after that. Automotive News says some time this year the United States is expected to create vehicle regulations that apply to side mirrors and cameras. They may be similar to those adopted in Europe that allow for side cameras.