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New Audi RS4 Avant Is All The Performance Car You’ll Ever Need 6
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi RS4, Audi Videos, Film, video on 01 6th, 2018


Audi’s RS5 has not been very well received by the press, which found it able, yet too anodyne for something wearing an RS badge, so what are the chances the RS4 Avant will fare any better?

Henry Catchpole’s perspective on the new RS4 Avant does it great justice, as the super-fast all-weather RS wagon was always considered as one of the best one-car-to-do-it-all performance models out there and the latest generation shows up improved on every area.

The new twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 may offer the same 444hp (450PS) with its naturally aspirated predecessor, but it’s also lighter by 30kg (66lbs), and offers a massive improvement in torque, which sits at 443lb-ft (600Nm).

For the 0-62mph (0-100 km/h) sprint it needs just 4.1 seconds, while the traditional 250 km/h (155 mph) top speed limiter can be lifted up to 174mph (280km/h) if you tick the right box on the options list.

The Quattro all-wheel drive system has a rear-biased torque-split of 60/40 further helping the dynamics of the new generation RS4, while the longer wheelbase compared to the RS5 Coupe makes the whole car feel more entertaining and accomplished.

You can watch Carfection review the latest RS4 Avant on the beautiful roads of Spain in the video linked below.

VIDEO



Is Audi Killing Off The R8 In 2020? 22
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi R8, Audi RS4, Audi RS5, Audi RS6, Audi RS7, Audi S6, Audi S7, Audi S8, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, PHEV, Reports on 12 22nd, 2017


After giving it a deep thought financially, Audi reportedly have concluded that pulling the plug on the R8 is the best thing to do.

The news comes from Automobile magazine which says that the Germans will axe the R8 in 2020, when the successor of the current Lamborghini Huracan, which also shares its platform and engine with the R8, will come into the picture.We’ve reached out to Audi for a comment and will update this story when we hear back from them.

More worryingly, according to the same story, Audi have allegedly decided that the replacement of the R8 E-Tron is a no-go either. That’s not all, because plans for what should have become the brand’s hypercar, supposedly powered by four 1.2-liter Ducati bike engines, delivering 1000hp, and known internally as the Scorpion, have been shelved as well.

The new 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that powers the RS4 and RS5 is almost at its full potential too, which is apparently the 470PS (463hp) mark, or 20PS (20hp) more than the performance models mentioned above. However, it’s believed that a plug-in hybrid version will throw in an 116PS (114hp) electric motor, although it’s unclear yet which cars will adopt it.

Performance versions of the A6, A7, and A8 are just around the corner, and the RS6 and RS7 are expected to use the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that powers the Porsche Panamera Turbo and Bentley Continental GT, without any electrification. However, this report contradicts a previous one that gave insight into a more extreme version of the RS7, which should come with a PHEV powertrain, combining the aforementioned internal combustion unit with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.

It’s not clear what will power the S6 and S7 versions, but we’re likely looking at a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine that should at least match the current models’ output of 450hp, whereas the new S8 might arrive with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 lump.

An RS version of the upcoming Q8 is also expected at the turn of the decade, possibly powered by the same 650PS (641hp) 4.0-liter twin-turbo found in the Lamborghini Urus.

The cherry on top of the cake is reportedly Audi’s own version of the Porsche Mission E, which is due in 2019, as a modern interpretation of the Audi Quattro with seating for five.

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Is Audi Killing Off The R8 In 2020? 22
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi R8, Audi RS4, Audi RS5, Audi RS6, Audi RS7, Audi S6, Audi S7, Audi S8, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, PHEV, Reports on 12 22nd, 2017


After giving it a deep thought financially, Audi reportedly have concluded that pulling the plug on the R8 is the best thing to do.

The news comes from Automobile magazine which says that the Germans will axe the R8 in 2020, when the successor of the current Lamborghini Huracan, which also shares its platform and engine with the R8, will come into the picture.We’ve reached out to Audi for a comment and will update this story when we hear back from them.

More worryingly, according to the same story, Audi have allegedly decided that the replacement of the R8 E-Tron is a no-go either. That’s not all, because plans for what should have become the brand’s hypercar, supposedly powered by four 1.2-liter Ducati bike engines, delivering 1000hp, and known internally as the Scorpion, have been shelved as well.

The new 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that powers the RS4 and RS5 is almost at its full potential too, which is apparently the 470PS (463hp) mark, or 20PS (20hp) more than the performance models mentioned above. However, it’s believed that a plug-in hybrid version will throw in an 116PS (114hp) electric motor, although it’s unclear yet which cars will adopt it.

Performance versions of the A6, A7, and A8 are just around the corner, and the RS6 and RS7 are expected to use the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that powers the Porsche Panamera Turbo and Bentley Continental GT, without any electrification. However, this report contradicts a previous one that gave insight into a more extreme version of the RS7, which should come with a PHEV powertrain, combining the aforementioned internal combustion unit with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.

It’s not clear what will power the S6 and S7 versions, but we’re likely looking at a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine that should at least match the current models’ output of 450hp, whereas the new S8 might arrive with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 lump.

An RS version of the upcoming Q8 is also expected at the turn of the decade, possibly powered by the same 650PS (641hp) 4.0-liter twin-turbo found in the Lamborghini Urus.

The cherry on top of the cake is reportedly Audi’s own version of the Porsche Mission E, which is due in 2019, as a modern interpretation of the Audi Quattro with seating for five.

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New Audi RS4 Avant Detailed In New Gallery [66 Pics] 17
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi RS4, Galleries, new cars on 12 17th, 2017


As the new RS4 Avant hits the European market, Audi has released a detailed gallery of its new super-wagon.

Like the RS5 Coupe, the 2018 RS4 Avant drops the naturally aspirated V8 in favor of a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 with 444hp (450PS) and 443lb-ft (600Nm) of peak torque.

In fact, these two share the same oily bits, including the eight-speed automatic transmission (gone is the dual-clutch gearbox) and the Quattro all-wheel drive system that sends up to 60 percent of the power to the rear axle in normal conditions and features an electronically controlled rear sport differential.

The RS4 Avant does the 0-62mph (100km/h) sprint in just 4.1 seconds, while its top speed is, as usual, electronically limited to 155mph (250km/h). However, if you tick the optional RS Dynamic Package, Audi will raise the limiter to 174mph (280km/h).

The coolest thing about the RS4 Avant though remains the bodywork, and more specifically the 30mm (1.2in) wider wheel arches that pay tribute to the 1989 Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO racer. The front fascia with its more aggressive singleframe grille and massive air inlets as well as the standard 19-inch or optional 20-inch alloy wheels also distinguish the RS4 from its lesser siblings, along with a number of details that you can check out in the gallery that follows.

PHOTO GALLERY



New Audi RS4 Avant Goes On Sale In Germany, Pricing Starts At €79,800 2
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi RS4, Galleries, new cars, prices on 11 2nd, 2017


Audi has opened the order books for the new generation RS4 Avant in Germany, with more markets to follow soon.
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Audi’s New RS4 And RS5 Carbon Editions Slash Up To 176 lbs / 80kg 26
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi RS4, Audi RS5, new cars, prices, UK on 09 26th, 2017


Audi has launched a pair of new Carbon Editions for its latest RS4 and RS5 models, offering less weight and a whole lot of carbon parts.
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It’s About Time Audi Brought Back The RS4 Sedan, Don’t You Think? 22
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi RS4, new cars, Renderings on 09 22nd, 2017


Some of you may recall that the B7 generation of the Audi RS4 was offered as an Avant, Convertible, and Sedan, but the B8 that followed it only came as a five-door.
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2018 Audi RS4 Avant Has 450PS, Does 0-100km/h In 4.1Sec [44 Pics] 12
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi RS4, featured, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Galleries, new cars on 09 12th, 2017


After dropping the veils off the limited edition R8 V10 RWS last night, Audi has now presented the new generation RS4 Avant, at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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One Last Look On The 2018 Audi RS4 Avant Before The Wraps Come Off 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi RS4, Audi Scoops, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Scoops on 09 8th, 2017


With Audi already confirming the debut of the new RS4 Avant at next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, these will be our final spy shots on the upcoming M3 fighter.
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All-New Audi RS4 Avant Announced For Frankfurt 8
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Aud, Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi Concepts, Audi R8, Audi RS4, concepts, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show on 09 8th, 2017


After years of testing and months of speculation, Audi will finally pull the cover off the new RS4 Avant, during the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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All-New Audi RS4 Avant Announced For Frankfurt 8
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Aud, Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi Concepts, Audi R8, Audi RS4, concepts, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show on 09 8th, 2017


After years of testing and months of speculation, Audi will finally pull the cover off the new RS4 Avant, during the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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All-New Audi RS4 Avant Announced For Frankfurt 8
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Aud, Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi Concepts, Audi R8, Audi RS4, concepts, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show on 09 8th, 2017


After years of testing and months of speculation, Audi will finally pull the cover off the new RS4 Avant, during the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Audi’s Frankfurt Plan Includes A New Concept And Two Audi Sport Models 6
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, Audi Concepts, Audi R8, Audi RS4, concept, Frankfurt-Motor-Show on 09 6th, 2017


The Frankfurt Motor Show is right around the corner but Audi has been unusually quiet about this year's event.
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2007 Audi RS4 Is A Sweet Stick Shift Ride For V8 Fans Out There 5
May
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in auction, audi, Audi RS4, Galleries, used cars on 05 5th, 2017


This here is a second-generation B7 Audi RS4, and to anybody who's ever come in contact with one, it remains one of the most satisfying to drive naturally-aspirated V8 cars ever built.
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Listen To Audi’s New 2018 RS4 Avant Running On The Nurburgring 31
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi RS4, Audi Scoops, Audi Videos, Scoops, video on 03 31st, 2017


Our spy photographers spotted the 2018 Audi RS4 Avant testing on the roads near the Nurburgring a few days ago, and now we have a video of the same prototype hitting the German track.
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