Ahead of its official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Audi has revealed the images and details of its new RS4 Avant which may be as a result of images having been leaked to the public yesterday.
The RS4 Avant generates its personality from a hand built 4.2-litre V8 engine that produces 450PS ( 331kW / 444 hp ) and 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the vehicle to accelerate from 0-100kph in 4.7 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250kph. For those unsatisfied with the limit, drivers can request to have the speed limiter removed to raise the top speed up to 280kph. The performance figures are even more impressive when you consider that the fuel economy stats reflect that the vehicle consumers 11 litres per 100km.
The official press release states that, “Like every RS model from Audi, the RS 4 Avant comes standard with quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The heart of this system is the crown-gear center differential. This compact and lightweight component can vary the distribution of power between the front and rear axles immediately, smoothly and over a wide range, with up to 70 percent flowing to the front or as much as 85 percent to the rear. The default 40:60 ratio of the rear-biased configuration ensures sporty handling.”
The exterior design of the new Audi RS4 all begins on the front fascia with the large hexagonal single-frame grille that showcases an aluminum style finish. As has become accustomed with Audi, a set of LED daytime running lights are fitted around the xenon plus headlights. The large air inlets below the headlights add further aggression to the model and are complimented by the front splitter that helps with the race car looks.
The interior offers black seats (bucket seats optional) a flat-bottomed leather multifunction sport steering wheel and a number of aluminum-look accents.
The RS4 Avant is expected to go on sale with a base price of €76,600 in Germany.