2014 Audi RS4 Avant - Gumtree Review
Audi RS4 Avant
The Audi RS4 Avant, or Estate, will be back here in South Africa again following a lengthy absence and will no doubt be a power highlight on the Audi exhibition floor. The RS4 (RS translates as Racing Sport) is the top-of-the-line spec of the Audi A4 and a sports performance car positioned above the Audi S4. It is produced by Quattro GmbH, which is a private subsidiary of the Audi AG group, though will only be available in Estate, or station wagon, format.
The RS4 Avant shares its power plant with the Audi RS5, which is a 4.2L petrol-driven V8 motor. It produces all of 331kW of power at a high 8250rpm and torque of 430Nm at between 4000 and 6000rpm. Audi lists the 0-100km/h charge time at just 4.7 seconds with a limited top speed of 250km/h, with a possibly optional performance pack that lifts the top end to 280km/h.
The RS4 Avant runs on the platform of the A4 station wagon, with new styling features including a deeper front bumper, flared sills and wheel arches, and chrome-tipped oval exhaust pipes, all running on 19-inch wheels as standard with 20-inch alloys as an optional extra. The braking system also matches that of the RS5 with ventilated discs with pricey ceramic discs as an optional extra. Inside, you will find an all-black interior with sports seats, a sports steering wheel that is electro-mechanically powered, and excellent luggage space once the rear seats are folded down.
kW/rpm Range: 331 / 8250
Nm/rpm Range: 430 / 4000-6000
Fuel Consumption: 8.5 – 14.6
0-100 km/h: 4.7
Top Speed km/h: 250
Price Range: R920,000
View the 2014 Audi RS4 Avant at your local Audi Dealer or the 2013 Johannesburg Auto Show. Read more about the Joburg Auto Show: http://blog.gumtree.co.za