Video of the Day: Audi RS 4 Avant competition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="78341"] words: Bill, photo: Hagerty So yes I know this isn't coming to the States but it's always a good thing to see an RS 4 Avant especially the competition plus model. We ran the press release back in May about this new package but this is the 1st video I've seen about it. Brought to us by Hagerty, Henry Catchpole from The Driver's Seat takes this RS 4 Avant completion through its paces in southern Spain. Enjoy below. [embed]https://youtu.b...

Audi Club Auction Watch: 09.22.2022

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76447"] Words: Steve Johnson Audi enthusiasts: do you spend countless hours searching on-line for your favorite car or cars?  If so, we’re here to help!  To save you time, in this Auction Watch series we’re monitoring numerous auction sites for Ingolstadt’s finest up for auction.  Interesting finds will be posted weekly, and hopefully, you’ll be alerted in time to bid on your dream car. There are a couple of interesting overse...

Is this PHEV Mule the B10 RS 4 Avant?

Our spy photographers caught a very interesting B10 Audi A4 Avant test mule out testing. While the wheel size and prototype camo on the bodywork suggest something more mundane, the details of this car definitely have us wondering if it's the next RS 4 Avant... and if the next RS 4 Avant is a plug-in hybrid?!? So why do we think RS 4? Well, for starters it's running registration plates beginning with HN. Audi models tend to run IN for Ingolstadt, but Audi Sport models tend to run HN for Heilb...

Find of the Day: 2008 Audi RS 4 Avant Clone (The RS Faux)

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66401"] words: Bill, photos: Nishant Pillai If you build it, they will come. This particular RS 4 Avant build has graced the pages of quattro Magazine and people's dreams for awhile now and guess what? It's for sale. When Daniel Gray bought it, it was a 'regular' B7 S4 Avant but he wanted more. Instead of rehashing what he did, you can read about it HERE. Dan is no stranger to awesome Avant builds; he also built this one. He had his fun with th...

Audi Sport GmbH Now Has Largest Product Range Ever

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61536"] source: Audi AG Delivery figures for R and RS models hit record high Systematic electrification strategy in the high-performance segment Audi Sport GmbH had an epic year in 2020, delivering more than 29,300 vehicles to customers – a new record for the high-performance carmaker. With more than 15 R and RS models currently available, it now boasts its largest product range ever. And with its RS e-tron GT, Audi Sport has als...

quattro Magazine: A Safari B5 RS for all Roads.

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61511"] by: Roger Garbow, photos: Roger Garbow, Tony Coletta, Ai Design Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The B5 RS 4 Avant is one of those rare vehicles that is coveted by folks far beyond brand loyalists. For most enthusiasts, the car is absolutely perfect as created by the factory and it would be sacrilege to co...

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes (Nogaro) Blue: Chapter Three: The Avant Life

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50496"] by: Tara and Nishant Pillai Editor’s Note: Welcome to a new monthly Audi Club North America series called Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes (Nogaro) Blue. Nishant Pillai is a 10-year Audi Club North America (Audi Club Florida) member. He and his wife, Tara, are buying a 25th Anniversary Nogaro Edition RS 6 Avant. This is his long and winding road to making his brown eyes Nogaro Blue. You can find Chapter One HERE and Chapter Two HERE....

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes (Nogaro) Blue: Chapter Two: Oh, All The Cars We Have Had

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49486"] words and photos: Tara and Nishant Pillai Editor’s Note: Welcome to a new monthly Audi Club North America series called Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes (Nogaro) Blue. Nishant Pillai is a 10-year Audi Club North America (Audi Club Florida) member. He and his wife, Tara, are buying a 25th Anniversary Nogaro Edition RS 6 Avant. This is his long and winding road to making his brown eyes Nogaro Blue. You can find Chapter One HERE. Straight...

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 ...