After a couple of teasers and leaked images, Audi has officially unveiled today their newest Audi RS4 Avant, a refreshed model that comes with several upgrades as follows. The latest version of the RS4 Avant features the same 4.2-liter V8 that’s placed in the RS5 models.
The naturally aspirated engine develops a maximum 444 HP at 8,250 RPM, reaching a peak torque of 430 Nm from 4,000 to 6,000 RPM. All this power represents a surplus of 30 HP in comparison with the previous RS4.
The power is transmitted to the wheels via a 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox plus a Quattro permanent AWD system that allows a default 40:60 ratio, while the maximum traction percentage achievable by the front is 70 percent and the rear 85 percent.
The beast may reach 62 mph from a standstill in 4.7 seconds and a limited maximum speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) that can be increased to 280 km/h (174 mph) if requested. The fuel consumption is kept to minimum limits, at an average of 11L/100km or 21.4 mpg US.
Similarly to the other RS editions, the RS4 Avant includes a revised chassis, plus other much-needed improvements like a taut suspension setup that enables lowering of the body by 20 millimeters, a speed-dependent electromechanical power steering as well as a brand new brake-system with 365 millimeter front discs.
As optional, Audi can implement 380-millimeter carbon fiber ceramic discs with the front axle being mounted six-piston calibers. The ride is ensured by 19-inch ten-spoke forged aluminum rims enveloped in 265/35-series standard tires, with the option of being greeted by 20-inch wheels and the same tires.
In terms of measurements, the RS4 is actually 20mm longer and 24mm wider than the A4 Avant, but is lowered with 20mm. The interior boasts with aluminum inserts on the doors sills, multifunctional steering wheel, flat bottom, a pair of sport seats, carbon inlays on the dashboard and a whopping 1,430 liters of cargo space.
The vehicle is due to be presented during March at the Geneva Motor Show, available in dealerships this autumn, for $99,900 or €76,600 in Germany.