The RS4 mechanically remains unchanged, with the same motor-powered, 444 horsepower and 443 lb-ft torque transmission that we get: the Porsche-built turborloaded 2.9-liter, the V-6. Like every fast Audis, a four-wheel drive system and an 8-speed automatic gearbox provide drive to all four corners. Often available is a sport differential that can biake the couple across the rear axle to sharpen responses. This promises a zero-to-62-mph time of 4.1 seconds with a maximum top speed of 155-mph. With an additional RS Dynamic kit, European buyers could expand this to a longer of 174 mph.
Visual improvements are most noticeable on the front of the car and with the RS4 getting a new grille, bumpers and a smaller divisor, the difference is integrated into the leading edge of Audi’s hat. The grille has lost the chrome surrounding of the previous RS4 and the LED headlights with dark belts can be specified now. As before, the RS4 is fitted with wider wheel arches, 2.4 inches wider than the standard A4 Avant.
Inside the car, the latest Audi MMI infotainment system was supplied with the RS4 Avant, which features both a 10.1 “touchscreen and a new touch-sensitive control pad, as opposed to its predecessor. Onboard navigation incorporates what is known as car-to-X, which enables fitted cars to communicate traffic or even accidents with each other. Including the engine power and torque, acceleration measurements and g-force, the Virtual Cockpit provides data-information on the extra RS-specific display.
This latest RS4 in Germany will cost $89,060 and will be shown for the first time at the final DTM Touring Car Championships at the Hockenheimring this weekend. Later, in December, it will be launched in Europe.