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Featured OFFICIAL 2018 Audi RS4 Avant

Discussion in 'Audi A4/S4/RS4' started by JHF, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. JHF

    JHF Well-Known Member

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    After dropping the veils off the limited edition R8 V10 RWS last night, Audi has now presented the new generation RS4 Avant, at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
    2.9-liter TFSI biturbo V6 engine that makes 450PS (444hp) and 600Nm (443lb-ft) of torque, pushed to the Quattro all-wheel drive through a tweaked 8-speed automatic transmission, with optimized gear changing.

    The 0 to 100km/h (62mph) sprint takes just 4.1 seconds, and top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h (155mph), but it can be increased to 280km/h (174mph), with the optional RS Dynamic Package.

    By comparison, it's 0.1sec faster than the Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate, which carries a twin-turbo V8 engine, married to a 7-speed gearbox.

    Despite the impressive output and performance, the all-new Audi RS4 Avant is said to return an average fuel consumption of just 8.8 l/100 km (32.1 mpg UK / 26.73 mpg US), and to emit 199 g/km of CO2, in an efficiency gain of 17 percent, compared to its predecessor. Ingolstadt's new super wagon is also 80kg (176lbs) lighter than the car it replaces, as it tips the scale at 1,790kg (3,946lbs).

    When equipped with the standard RS sport suspension, the RS4 Avant sits 7mm (0.3in) lower than the basic A4 modelwith sport suspension. It can also be equipped with the optional Dynamic Ride Control, ceramic brakes, and RS-specific dynamic steering, with drivers able to define their own experience by using the standard dynamic handling system Audi Drive Select.

    Audi's designers took inspiration from the 90 Quattro IMSA GTO when sketching the fourth-generation RS4 Avant, which gets the typical honeycomb structure in the massive air inlets, specific singleframe grille, and 30mm (1.2in) wider wheel arches compared to the regular A4 Avant.

    At the rear end, the car has an RS diffuser insert, oval tailpipes and roof edge spoiler, while the 19-inch standard or 20-inch optional wheels and Nogaro Blue exterior color, which recalls the first-gen Avant from 1999, round up the list of exterior updates.

    Opening the door reveals the sport seats with optional honeycomb pattern, flat-bottomed sport steering wheel wrapped in leather, and RS-specific displays in the Audi Virtual Cockpit. There's also a head-up display that indicates G-forces, tire pressures, and torque. The new RS4 also gets the RS emblem on different surfaces, and can ultimately be customized to suite each driver's taste, through the brand's Exclusive program.

    Audi will open the order books for the new RS4 Avant this fall, as prices will start from €79,800 ($95,674) in Germany, and £61,625 ($81,235) in the United Kingdom.


    2018 Audi RS4 Avant Has 450PS, Does 0-100km/h In 4.1Sec [44 Pics]
     
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    • JHF

      JHF Well-Known Member

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        • DeDe

          DeDe Well-Known Member Contributing Member

          Unlike most people, I do adore the latest RS5. This one is even better. :)
           
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          • as7920

            as7920 Well-Known Member

            Looks great. I'd have one. Same issue as RS5 though. Need to spend >£10k in options to get the ideal set up.
             
          • WAND

            WAND Active Member

            Great, well done Audi. :eusa_clap
             
          • Merc1

            Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

            It's a shame, Audi, BMW and Mercedes won't sell this type of performance wagon or in many cases any wagons here in the U.S. This RS4 Avant is stunning. The C63 Wagon would be great here. Jaguar is selling an XF wagon here this winter. The over the top E63 Wagon is the only choice.

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          • Centurion

            Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

            Audi's RS division is on a roll. The facelifted RS3 is a cracker for a car and does 0-62mph in 4.1sec. I'm glad the boosted the torque on he RS4 to ensure it's not slower then the little brother.

            FYI I'm glad it doesn't have tacky silver trim on the bumper and diffuser. I have always found that it spoils the look.
             
          • DeDe

            DeDe Well-Known Member Contributing Member

            After numerous tests the RS3 is officially a 3.8 sec car. New RS5 did 3,6 in both AutoZeitung and AutoBild Sportscars. I would be surprised if the RS4 would post slower times than the Coupe-version. :)
             
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              rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

               
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              • JHF

                JHF Well-Known Member

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                • JHF

                  JHF Well-Known Member

                  Oh dear...

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                  • Rolf

                    Rolf Well-Known Member

                    This is the best RS model, better looking than the RS5.
                     
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                    • LaArtist

                      LaArtist Well-Known Member

                      So Nice. Junior drug traffickers in holland are queing up as we speak. They love the avant rs Audis.
                      Once your a big dog you get the rs6 and leave the cops in the dirt.
                       
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                      • as7920

                        as7920 Well-Known Member

                        Seems like I say this every time a new RS is launched. They need to sack their wheel designers.

                        Those 20"s suck big time. Prefer the smaller wheel and even they're not great.

                        Yet another poor attempt at modernising the 5 rotor design.
                         
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                        • Centurion

                          Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                          Insane! I wasn't aware.

                          It the best looking RS4 since the B7, however it has a tidier look like the B5 RS4.
                           
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                          • domleo999

                            domleo999 Member

                            Make an RS4 sedan please!
                             
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                            • Betty Swollocks

                              Betty Swollocks Well-Known Member

                              I'd have this over the RS 5 I think.
                               
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                              • savage-It

                                savage-It Well-Known Member

                                number one...Very well done Audi..(y)
                                 
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