2018 Audi RS4 Avant revealed – Massive torque boost
If you feel that the S4 Avant is just not cutting it, Audi has revealed an all-new RS4 Avant at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor show. The car gets some exciting exterior and interior updates, along with a massive upgrade of torque.
|Price in UK||£61,625|
|Release date||Early 2018|
|Engine||2.9-liter biturbo V6|
2018 Audi RS4 Avant design
The new RS4 Avant is lighter (by 80 kilograms/176 pounds) than the outgoing car at 3,946 pounds (1,790 kilograms). In order to make it more aggressive, the car gets bigger air vents, two large oval exhaust tips and a roof mounted spoiler. It is also lower than the A4 Avant by 7mm and gets 19” wheels as standard. Optional 20” wheels will also be made available.
Audi says that the new RS4 Avant’s design is inspired by the legendary 90 quattro IMSA GTO. Apart from this, the manufacturer also gives tribute to the original 1999 model by introducing a‘Nogaro blue’ paint scheme.
On the inside, we are treated to an interior similar to that on the RS6 Avant. It gets Audi’s virtual cockpit, heads-up display and a good array of RS-specific features. Lots of styling packages and other customisation options are also available via the Audi Exclusive rogram.
2018 Audi RS4 Avant engine, transmission and drive
The new Audi RS4 Avant comes with a 2.9-liter biturbo V6 engine sourced from the RS5 Coupe. It produces maximum of 450 horsepower (331 kilowatts), which is similar to the outgoing model. However, its torque sees an increase of 125 lb-ft (170 Nm), and is now peaked at 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters).
|0-62mph (0-100 kmh)||4.1 s|
|Top speed (standard)||155 mph (250 kph)|
|Top speed (RS dynamic package)||174 mph (280 kph)|
The engine is mated solely to an eight-speed tiptronic transmission, sending power to all four wheels. A rear-mounted differential is available as optional.
2018 Audi RS4 Avant price and release date
The RS4 Avant 2018 will reach dealership by early 2018 but bookings will begin later this year. In Germany, the car’s prices will start from €79,800.