2018 Audi S4/S5: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Quick-Shifting Automatic
Before our drive, we anticipated that the automatic transmission wouldn’t perform as well as a dual-clutch gearbox, but this was not the case. Gear changes are extremely quick with smooth upshifts and downshifts. And power builds so quickly that drivers can be in triple digits before realizing how fast they’re moving. The paddle shifters work well for drivers who prefer an added level of engagement; however, in sport mode shifts are spot-on without a need for manual shifting.

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