Audi RS4 Avant

Based upon the regular A4 Avant, the Audi RS 4 Avant is an incredibly quick yet practical saloon car that has much to offer executives and families alike. Exceptionally well-built and stylishly designed, this upmarket estate is a terrific all-rounder.

Exterior

The handsome-looking RS 4 Avant boasts a number of eye-catching features. For instance, the vehicle rides on attractive, lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels and features the marque’s characteristic trapezoidal front grille and elegant RS oval exhausts. It also possesses a five-door body, ensuring that access to both rear passenger and boot compartments is a breeze. Speaking of the luggage bay, a wide tailgate aperture and low load sill makes stowing bulky items a straightforward proposition.

Interior

Inside, the Audi RS 4 Avant has a luxurious, leather-upholstered cabin that provides plenty of head and legroom for five adult travellers. Front-row occupants are treated to power-adjustable sports seats, and the driver further benefits from a tilt-and-telescopic, Alcantara-bound steering wheel. The practical credentials of this car are further enhanced by a 495-litre boot space.

New Audi RS4 Avant Wheel
New Audi RS4 Avant Interior
New Audi RS4 Avant Rear Side View

Performance

The car’s 2.9-litre 450ps twin-turbo engine is paired with eight-speed automatic transmission. This delivers a peak torque of 600Nm (an increase of 170Nm) and 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds. Fuel economy and emissions are improved too; the vehicle now returns up to 28.8mpg and produces 222g/km.


Technology

Audi’s Virtual Cockpit is a standard inclusion and features a 12.3-inch digital display, instead of a more conventional instrument panel. The vehicle also comes with a ten-speaker sound system, which includes DAB radio, among other things. Also featured is Audi’s Smartphone Interface, which makes it possible to mirror your Android or Apple phone’s display via the car’s 8.3-inch touchscreen. The latter also provides access to a 3D satellite navigation system.


Safety

The regular A4 comes with Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash-test rating, and it’s reasonable to expect that RS 4 Avant, if tested, would yield the same score. In any case, an array of driver aids and passive safety features are included as standard. For example, Multi-collision Brake Assist automatically applies maximum braking in order to prevent potential collisions. Parking System Plus features too, using sensors to alert the driver to obstacles in front of and behind the car.

New Audi RS4 Avant 360° View


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