Frankfurt: Audi Unveils the New RS4 Avant

Frankfurt: Audi Unveils the New RS4 Avant

Frankfurt: Audi Unveils the New RS4 Avant

0 comments 📅12 September 2017, 18:15

Audi has irrevocably taken the camo off the RS4 Avant and unveiled it at the Frankfurt motor show. The new hot wagon comes filled of historic features and better-than-ever numbers.

Shown in Nogaro sad, Audi chose the color specifically to call back the original RSs, while the massive air inlets and puffed up (by 1.2 inches) wheel arches are designed to remind us of the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO.

Thanks to the Porsche-Audi developed 2.9-liter clone turbo V6 at its heart, though, the performance numbers are anything but nostalgic. Much like the RS5, the RS4 Avant makes 450 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, which is 125 more lb-ft than the prior generation, an amount that’s about as inconspicuous as an elephant in the fridge.

That torque is ready from all over the rev range, too. Peak torque starts at 1,900 rpm and plateaus until 5,000 rpm, ensuring that you all but always have access to the kick-in-pants torque that you want. The power is, certainly, routed to all four wheels via an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission.

Despite all the extra power and torque Audi has managed to order its engine even more efficient. With a combined fuel economy of 27 mpg and alone 199 grams of CO2 emitted per kilometer, the new RS4 Avant is 17 percent more competent than its predecessor.

Tipping the scales 3,946 lbs, the new wagon is also nearly 180 lbs lighter than the old one. In trust with the new transmission, engine, and suspension (lowered 1/3 of an inch over the archetype A4 Avant with Sport suspension) the RS4 Avant can hit 60 in just 4.1 seconds, by Audi’s stable estimates.

Buyers can optionally equip the RS sport suspension plus with Vital Ride Control, ceramic brakes (inside standard 19-inch wheels), and RS forceful steering to set the steering up however suits them best.

Inside the seats are stitched in a honeycomb blueprint, the steering wheel is flat bottomed, and RS badges adorn the shift gate and door sills. The litmus test cluster, meanwhile, is specifically set up for rennsport duty, with a G meter, tire burden gauge, and torque numbers all contained within the virtual cockpit.

The RS4 Avant hits German dealers in the dive and other European markets in early 2018 starting 79,800 Euros. Audi has expressed that the car intention be available in China, too, but no information has yet been shared about its potential arrival in America.

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