2018 Audi RS 4 Avant Returns
Audi Sport reintroduced one of its iconic models in the form of the 2018 Audi RS 4 Avant at the Frankfurt Auto Show and will open the order books later this month in Europe for the hot sport wagon. The twin turbo 2.9-liter V6-powered all-wheel drive RS 4, which is based on the A4 wagon, produces 444 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque.
“The Audi RS 4 Avant is our RS icon with comparable history,” said Stephen Winkelmann, managing director of Audi Sport. “In common with all our RS models, it blends immense power output with superlative everyday utility. In China, the Audi RS 4 will provide fresh impetus for growth as the only high-performance Avant in its segment.”
In addition to the traditional single frame grille, the Audi RS 4 Avant has additional air intakes with honeycomb mesh similar to the grille texture. The larger wheel arches help accommodate 19-inch standard and 20-inch optional wheels and tires. The powerful RS 4 is capable of 0-62 mph acceleration of 4.1 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
The Audi RS 4 has a lowered ride height, specially tuned steering and sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control as an available option, along with carbon ceramic brakes. Inside, the car is equipped with standard leather-clad sports seats with an optional honeycomb pattern, flat-bottom steering wheel and Audi’s Virtual Cockpit display system. There are no plans for U.S. sales of this model, however.