Most of the time we get into our cars out of necessity. There’s always a destination—an appointment to keep or a shift to start. More often than not, that’s the reason I get behind the wheel, too. But occasionally I get the chance to hit the road with absolutely nowhere to go. That was exactly the case when I picked up a Daytona Gray Pearl 2020 Audi S4 from the MotorTrend office a few weeks ago.
Keys in hand, it was time to get acquainted with my new partner. Virtual cockpit? Check. Audi‘s MMI? Check. Rotary controller? Ah, that’s right, it’s gone. The infotainment setup in the S4 is now touchscreen only, and a wallet-sized bin has replaced the control knob that used to do all the work.