With the RS 4 Avant, Audi is finalising the restyling of the Audi A4 range.
Indeed, in May 2019, the brand unveiled the restyled versions of the Audi A4 sedan, the Audi A4 Avant, the Audi A4 Allroad and the Audi S4 TDI. The only model missing was the RS 4 Avant, and now it’s complete.
We note a wider grille fitted in its upper part with a thin air intake, separating it nicely from the hood - it’s the new RS signature.
New light signature also, at the back a thin line ensures the connection between the lights. The diffuser and oval exhaust outlets have not changed.
Inside, the horizontal alignment of the dashboard creates the sensation of space. The driver and front passenger are greeted by illuminated door sill mouldings bearing the RS 4 logo.
As an option, the RS design kit adds colour to the interior, with the RS logo on the centre console, armrests, seat belts and floor mats.
On the steering wheel, the gear paddles are covered with Alcantara leather and red stitching.
The 10.1-inch MMI touch screen is the control centre of the new operating system. It’s located in the center of the dashboard and slightly angled towards the driver. The MMI touch screen provides acoustic feedback and takes over the functions of the previous rotary push button of the centre console.
The optional heads-up display also provides some RS-specific information, such as the gear change screen.
Under the hood, a twin-turbo V6 2.9 TFSI engine; Audi has built on the legendary 2.7-litre V6 from the first RS 4 Avant of 1999.
At that time, the V6 twin-turbo engine had a power of 380 horsepower, today it provides an output of 450 horsepower.
The tiptronic 8-speed gearbox is part of the setup.
0 to 100 km/h is now smashed in 4.1 seconds.
Clients of the RS 4 Avant can choose from eight paint colours, including the new solid Turbo Blue and the new Metallic Tango Red. The exclusive Audi program also includes many other custom paint finishes, such as the Nogaro blue pearlescent effect.
Starting price in Germany is EUR 81,400 !