Video of the Day: Audi RS 4 Avant vs RS Q8 vs RS Q3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47940"] words: Bill, photo: carwow It's been awhile since we've seen Mat Watson but he's come back with a winner. Last time, he raced an Audi RS 6 Avant against an AMG E63, a BMW M5 Competition, and a Porsche Panamera. This time, he's in an RS 4 and he's challenging an RS Q8 and an RS Q3 in a drag. I know which one I would want no matter where it ends up. Watch all the fun below. [embed]https://youtu.be/AEKgLM8ZudQ[/embed]

Making of RS: How Audi Sport GMBH Shapes the Character of Its RS Models

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47741"] source: Audi Sport The RS models from Audi Sport GmbH are the dynamic spearheads of their respective product lines. They have a strong character that consists of distinct design differentiation, full everyday usability, effortless top performance, and a thrilling driving experience. This results from a relentless focus on minute details by the designers and development and test engineers, and it is perfected over numerous test drives a...

ABT Power S Boosts Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44651"] words: Bill, photos: ABT Sportsline Editor's Note: Let me start out with my disclaimer for the normal questions I get: Yes, I know that the RS 4 Avant isn't sold in the States Yes, I post articles on Audi models that we don't get because we're all Audi fans, right? No...this isn't clickbait With all of us practicing #socialdistancing, we turn to the web to keep us entertained and what is more entertaining than gazing at an Audi RS 4 Ava...

Find of the Day: 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43568"] words: Bill, photos: Josh Decker Find of the Day? Maybe Find of the Year as in you will have to wait until 2026 to import one from Europe (if you live in the States; Canadians have been able to import these since 2016). There are a few B5 RS 4 Avants in the States but none are for sale now and arguably, none in this condition. Also, I happen to know the owner and you may too. Josh Decker founded  QuattroWorld, Achtuning, and is now the...

The Audi RS 4 Avant Bronze Edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43508"] words: Bill, press & photos: Audi UK Why do I keep torturing our North American fans with news of unobtainable Audi models? Maybe because at one point, I thought the US would never see a new RS 6 Avant yet here we are... Audi UK has just revealed the RS 4 Avant Bronze Edition. This £82,395 ($107,145.22 USD) super Avant is painted in Vesuvius Grey with black details and of course, bronze wheels. The sliver lining? The UK will only ...

25 Years of Audi RS: Exclusive Anniversary Package

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40218"] source: Audi Sport “Anniversary package 25 years of RS” now available for order for the TT RS Coupé, RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupé and Sportback, RS 6 Avant, and RS 7 Sportback Exterior color Nogaro blue and blue Alcantara elements in the interior as a tribute to the legendary RS 2 Avant Exterior with elements in a matt aluminum look and gloss black 25 years of performance, prestige, and exclusiveness. A quarter of a century ago, the...

ABT RS4-R Is The New “Police Car” For TUNE IT! SAFE!

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39477"] source: ABT Sportsline Featuring original patrol car markings, blue lights, a hefty 530 hp (390 kW) and 690 Nm of torque: This year's campaign vehicle for TUNE IT! SAFE! will be ceremonially unveiled at the Essen Motor Show and is the dream of every police officer. But despite its hot pursuit potential, this Avant will not be chasing criminals. Like its predecessor, this eyecatcher is the poster-boy for the safe tuning initiative from Ger...

Audi RS 4 Avant Debuts At DTM Finale Hockenheim

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36429"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Sport While going through over 435 photos from the DTM finale at Hockenheim (won by Nico Müller followed by Mike Rockenfeller and René Rast), we came across these photos from the Audi Thrill Zone. Apparently the Audi RS 4 Avant made its debut there with René Rast behind the wheel...woof. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36432"] This would be how I would order my RS 4 Avant...if we ...

B9.5 Audi RS 4 Test Mule Spied

With the so-called "B9.5" range of A4 and S4 mid-lifecycle product improvements now revealed, it's only a matter of time before the B9.5 RS 4 Avant also takes its bow. As if on cue, an RS 4 Avant test mule has now been spied. Like its other B9.5 A4/S4 siblings, the RS 4 will get new headlights, taillights and trim like the singleframe grille. While it's doubtful at this time that the RS 4 will get a more powerful engine, that doesn't mean that Audi doesn't have a card to play in this regard. H...

quattro Magazine Q2_2019: RennSport + Avant = Perfection

words: Troy Sicotte, photos: Brian Henderson/Rotiform Editor note: This article was originally published in quattro Magazine Q2_2019. You may also see this RS 4 as one of our previous Find of the Day. When did you first notice a fast Audi? Depending on your age, I’d wager that it was unlikely of you to notice one on an American road unless you’re a Millennial (Gen-Y) or Gen-Z. The simple fact is Audi did not really proliferate in North America as a known and sought-after brand until the arr...

Barely Legal RS 4 Avant + Full Photo Gallery

words: Ray Reyes, photos: Kieran Buttrick, Daniel Gray Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Winter 2018 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. Most Audi fanatics know the history of the Audi rings, but what drives those people to the brand? For Daniel Gray, it was the idea of a station wagon with the performance of a supercar. It was the ...

Video: Audi UK Cools Down with the RS 4 Avant

words: Bill Cho, video: Audi UK They say silence is golden and at first, this video may seem silent since there is no dialogue. But listen carefully and you'll find it golden. From the engine fan to the sizzling brakes, this RS 4 Avant has been driven hard but won't go to bed quietly. Audi UK brings us this cool ad of the vehicle that we in the States want (real bad) but probably won't get. So we just have to be satisfied with these videos and if they are as good as this one, I'm ok wi...

L’argus.fr Takes An RS 4 Avant Around Circuit Paul Ricard

word: Bill Cho, photos and video: L'argus.fr, Adrien Cortesi Ok let's just get this out of the way. Yes, I know we do not get the RS 4 Avant in the States. Yes, I know North American fans have been pining for this uber Avant for years. This is the Forbidden Donut that is hanging just beyond our outreached hands but it's cool to see someone stretch its legs on a track, right? Right? The French website L'argus recently reviewed the RS 4 Avant. Aside from the normal test on public roads...

Audi at the 2017 Frankfurt IAA in Pictures

When it comes to the auto show circuit, Frankfurt's IAA is likely one of the biggest in the world. It's certainly the biggest in Europe, and in as much it is always a safe bet as a major newsmaker for the Audi brand. Concept cars, new models, new tech and more are key to Audi's presence at Frankfurt year-over-year. Most pertinent launches to Audi's current business is likely that of the new D5 A8. Though this car sells in far fewer numbers than most of its stablemates, it remains the benc...

Frankfurt IAA: The New Audi RS 4 Avant

  Do you want the good news or the bad news first? It's hard to deny the excitement of a new Audi RS 4 Avant. RS cars started in the form of wagons, and the super estate car remains first and foremost an Audi domain. Yes others do it, but there's something special in the air when Audi reveals a new one. Make that new one based on the smaller and lighter B9 A4 chassis and using the fire-breathing biturbo V6 of the RS 5 and it's hard to look away. That's obviously all fantastic, but there'...