The all-new Audi RS 4 Avant is now available to order for £54,925 with first deliveries in the autumn.
The Audi RS 4 Avant is powered by a petrol V8 engine mated to a seven-speed S tronic transmission which produces 450PS at 8,250rpm and 430Nm from 4,000 to 6,000rpm. This equates to 0-62 mph time of 4.7 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The speed limiter can be removed and then autobahn allowing you can reach 174 mph. The official combined fuel consumption figure is recorded at 26.4 mpg.
The RS 4 Avant quattro permanent all-wheel drive system features an advanced crown-gear centre differential and the sports rear differential for smooth torque transfer between the front and rear axles and the left and right rear wheels. Under normal conditions power is split 40:60 but up to 70% of power can be placed through the front axle and 85% to the rear, should the conditions dictate.
Audi RS 4 Avant options include:
Audi’s Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) system is available as an option which uses diagonally opposed pairs of shock absorbers linked by hydraulic lines and a central valve. During high speed cornering, the system intensifies the stabilisation of the front outside wheel for optimum stability and composure. Its response can be varied across three settings at the touch of a button. DRC can be fine-tuned by the driver via the standard Audi drive select driving dynamics system, which offers selectable comfort, auto, dynamic and individual modes accessed by the MMI control unit.
The Sport Package at £2,250 adds Dynamic Ride Control and dynamic steering and includes larger 20-inch rotor design aluminium or titanium-look alloy wheels to replace the standard 19-inch alloys and a sports exhaust system that amplifies the V8’s distinctive engine note.
The £1,420 Technology Package Advanced upgrades the RS 4 Avant from standard DVD navigation to the hard disk-based HDD navigation system with ‘jukebox’, adds adaptive cruise control, the parking system with reversing camera and the active lane assist lane departure warning system.Published 12 June 2012