By: Melanie Droz Shawcroft
THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH … IN AN AUDI
One of the thrills of going to Anaheim for a work convention is the opportunity to visit Disneyland with a group of adults – no children. One of the thrills of getting ready for my trip was driving the 2018 Audi S4 Sedan 3.0T Quattro tiptronic. The power of this sports sedan includes a turbocharged 3.0 TFSI V6 engine which produces 354 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. I wonder if any of the rides at California Adventure will be able to top that!
Getting ready to work and play is not easy – you have to have the right clothes for business and pleasure. Similar to the Audi S4 which can be a ton of fun to drive but also means business when it comes to safety and performance. The S4 offers an advanced airbag protection system with 8 airbags, rearview camera and Audi pre sense which can protect riders and assist with low speed collision. It is reassuring that Audi offers this much protection since it is hard to resist the power this sedan has to offer. The S sport package includes red brake calipers, sport adapting suspension and sport rear differential. In all seriousness, I do not think there will be a single roller coaster to have this power.
Feeling comfortable but looking professional will be a priority on this trip, just like it was for Audi when they designing the S4. The Ibis White is sleek on the outside along with prestige package which includes dual pane acoustic glass for front side windows, 19” 5-spoke V-design wheels and carbon atlas inlays. It gets even better looking when you sit inside the S4, especially from the diamond stitched S sport seats with power side bolsters and massage function. The prestige package also offers interior LED lighting, Audi MMI navigation plus MMI touch, a virtual cockpit, fine Nappa leather and heated steering wheel and seats. With my trip quickly approaching, I was finding it difficult to look as good for my trip as the Audi S4.
I know it will be a nice break from the summer to be in Anaheim for a few days, but I sure will miss my family. Just like I will miss the 2018 Audi S4 3.0T. At the price of $65,625, this Audi is almost less than what it cost for Disneyland tickets. With the technology alone, the S4 is worth every penny – Sirius XM, Audi Connect PRIME and PLUS, top view camera system and power sunroof only name a few. I may be working hard on this trip but looking good and having fun – just like the 2018 Audi S4.
Prices Starting at: $50,900
Vehicle as Tested: $65,625.00
Admission to Disneyland: From $93.94