New Audi RS 4 Avant unveiled: The baby RS is back and is quicker than ever!

The new RS 4 Avant will be capable of doing the 0-100 kph sprint in 4.1 seconds

By: | Published: September 12, 2017 5:09 PM

Audi RS 4 Avant has made a global debut at the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt. Audi says the new RS 4 Avant will be a combination of high performance and ease of everyday usability. It will come with a 2.9L TFSI engine that delivers 450 hp and 600 Nm of torque, and it gets quattro hence the power of the V6 biturbo goes to all four wheels. “The Audi RS 4 Avant is our RS icon with an incomparable history,” commented Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “In common with all our RS models, it blends immense power output with superlative everyday utility. In China, the Audi RS 4 will provide fresh impetus for growth as the only high-performance Avant in its segment.”

The new RS 4 Avant will be capable of doing the 0-100 kph sprint in 4.1 seconds as torque figure of 600 Nm is also over and above the previous model, and is available across a broad engine speed range from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm. The top speed is 250 kph. With the optional RS dynamic package, the top speed increases to 280 kph.

The power of the 2.9 TFSI biturbo is supplied to the permanent all-wheel drive via a sports configured eight-speed tiptronic with optimised gear changing. Audi also offers an optional rear sports differential. Average fuel consumption is 8.8 litres per 100 kilometres. That is an efficiency gain of 17 percent over the previous model.

The new Audi RS 4 Avant weighs 1,790 kilograms, which is 80 kilograms less than the previous one. The standard-fit RS sports suspension sets the Audi RS 4 Avant another 7 mm lower than the A4 basic model with sports suspension. By way of equipment options, there are RS sports suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), ceramic brakes and RS-specific dynamic steering. Drivers can define their own individual personal driving experience using the standard dynamic handling system Audi drive select.

On the inside, the black interior underscores the sporty character of the Audi RS 4 Avant. The RS sports seats with optional honeycomb pattern, the flat-bottomed RS leather multifunction sports steering wheel, the shift gate and the illuminated door sill trims are all adorned with the RS emblem.

In the Audi virtual cockpit and head-up display, RS-specific displays indicate the g-forces, tire pressures and torque. The styling packages gloss black, carbon with aluminium attachments and carbon with black attachments provide further scope for customization. The Audi exclusive program covers just about any other special request.

The Audi RS 4 Avant will be ordered by the start of fall, before arriving at dealers in Germany and other European countries from the start of 2018. The basic price will be EUR 79,800 (approx Rs 61 lakh).