2016 Audi A4 Avant RS 4 Review

2016 Audi A4 Avant RS 4 Review

The Audi RS 4 Avant is the most powerful version of the Audi A4 Avant 2016 . It has a motor of 450 horses, reason why in this aspect it is above the S4 of 354 horses. Its price is 96 890 euros. Currently, the most similar alternative is the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Estate, which has 476 horses and costs 94 850 euros.

The engine is a 2.9-liter V6 displacement  that is supercharged by two turbochargers. It is similar to the one with the Audi RS 5 (the engine of the Audi S6 sedan is different, although the power is the same, it has 4.0 liters of displacement and eight cylinders.It is also different engine of the Audi S4 , which has 3 , 0 liters displacement instead of 2.9). The all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic gearshift.

2016 Audi A4 Avant RS 4 Review

The wheel arches are 30 millimeters wider than in other A4, in the rear there is a specific aerodynamic diffuser and there are two oval exhaust outlets, one on each side. The bumpers are also different and there is an aileron on the back of the roof. The standard tires are forged aluminum and 19 inches in diameter; in option there are about 20.

The suspension lowers the body in 7 millimeters compared to an Audi A4 with sports suspension. In option there is another one that is planned to reduce the rocking and pitch of the body (suspension RS sport plus with Dynamic Ride Control). To achieve this, the shock absorbers are connected diagonally by hydraulic lines (the left front with the right rear and the right front with the left rear). It is not a new system in Audi and, at the moment, it takes it among others the RS 5. The brakes can be of carboceramic material.

According to official data, the RS4 Avant can accelerate from standing at 100 km / h in 4.1 seconds and its top speed is 250 km / h (there is an option that allows it to be 280 km / h, RS Dynamic package). The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Estate accelerates in the same measurement in 4.2 seconds and its maximum speed is also limited as standard to 250 km / h. The consumption of the Audi is 8.8 l / 100 km; the Mercedes-AMG 8.4.

2016 Audi A4 Avant RS 4 Review

In the list of options are the headlamp LEDs, with some details tinted in dark color. The unit shown in the photographs accompanying this information is painted in a color called Nogaro blue, which is an optional painting of Audi exclusive.

Inside there are distinctive details, with a steering wheel with flat bottom , sports seats (with the headrest integrated into the backrest) and various RS emblems that refer to the version. Optionally there are packages that allow you to customize the interior, which include black, carbon black and carbon aluminum pieces.

In the instrumentation and in the information system projected on the windshield there are specific menus with data such as the G force, the torque being developed by the engine and the tire pressure.

The first Audi RS 4 Avant was launched in 1999 and had a 2.7 liter engine, also supercharged by two turbochargers, and whose power was 380 horses.

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