New Audi RS4 Avant due in September


Audi Ireland has announced price and order information for the all new Audi RS4 Avant which launches here in Ireland in September.

The first Audi RS4 model built on the all new B8 platform, this RS4 Avant owes its heritage to the widely acclaimed B7 RS4 generation which for many was Audi’s finest car launched at that point in 2005.

This new Audi RS4 Avant uses the same high-revving, naturally aspirated V8 engine that powers the RS5 Coupe. The hand-built 4,163 cc unit with its distinctive red-painted cylinder covers produces 450BHP at 8,250 rpm and maximum torque of 430 Nm from 4,000 to 6,000 rpm, and powers the RS4 Avant from 0 to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds on its way to a governed top speed of 250km/h, which can be increased to 280km/h if required.

No less impressively, it achieves all this while at the same time potentially returning up to 25.7mpg (10.7 l/100km) according to the combined cycle test. With its impressive efficiency and long top gear, the standard seven-speed S-Tronic transmission makes a significant contribution to this uncharacteristic fuel economy. Drivers can let the lightning-fast dual-clutch transmission shift automatically or change gears manually using the selector lever or the paddles on the steering wheel.

For explosive starts, drivers can also activate Launch Control, which manages the engagement of the clutch to achieve an optimum starting speed with minimal wheel spin.