Update For The Powerful Wagon: The New Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35912"] source: Audi Sport Even stronger visual differentiation thanks to new design language Powerful and efficient: Twin-turbo V6 with 331 kW (450 metric hp) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque MMI touch: New operating system and new RS-specific displays The Audi Sport GmbH has fine-tuned many details of the RS 4 Avant (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (3...

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...

Find of the Day: 2007 Daytona Gray Audi RS 4

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer The B7 RS 4 in a word? Oof. A brawler in a business suit. A bull in a china shop..ok I don't think that one quite fits. Regardless, this is one of Audi's greatest Q-ships. Audi enthusiasts will spot one immediately but the average person? Not so much. They just see an Audi. From the bulging fenders to the big oval exhaust tips in the rear, this car oozes sexiness. This particular example is painted Daytona Grey Pearl with Platinum leather/black ...

Find of the Day: 2007 Imola Yellow Audi RS 4

words: Bill, photos: Sean Roberts RS cars are many things: big, brawny, beautiful...bright? Bright is definitely the word whenever you lay your eyes on Imola Yellow but add the allure of a B7 RS 4 and it becomes desirable...or not. Back in the day (over 10 years ago), I had a friend who purchased the twin to this car. I loved it but for others, it was a love or hate it kind of thing. When he went to sell it though the haters seem to have won. It took him awhile to get rid of it (he finally tra...

Find of the Day: 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant OEM+ Featured in Q2 2019 quattro Magazine

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer The latest issue of quattro Magazine (Q2_2019) is on its way to Audi Club members. In it, they'll find an article about a B5 RS 4 Avant entitled Rennsport + Avant = Perfection. I proofread quattro which means reading every issue cover to cover...several several times. So imagine my surprise when this Avant showed up on Bring A Trailer. I recognized it even before I knew what I was looking at. I won't spoil the article before you have a chance ...

B9.5 Audi RS 4 Avant Spied Cold Weather Testing

Audi is prepping a "B9.5" mid-lifecycle refreshening for its B-segment range of cars including A4, A5 and Q5 families. In as much, spy photographers have been catching mules of these cars cold weather testing this winter. While not offered in the USA, we have no doubt that the sighting of a B9.5 RS 4 Avant is enough to get serious attention from any red-blooded Audi aficionado. Given this is a mid-lifecycle freshening, don't expect significant drivetrain differences. Instead, consider the...

Limited Special Edition With Up To 530 HP: The New ABT RS4+

source: ABT Sportsline Yeah yeah...I know we don't get the magnificent RS 4 here in the States (but rumors of the RS 6 coming soon abound) and we certainly don't get the monstrous ABT RS4+ but we can enjoy some great photos of the RS4+ in the snow, can't we? Anyway, onto the press release: We can all remember what it was like when we were kids: you got a brand new bicycle for Christmas, but because the weather was so awful, you have not been able to ride it even once. Luckily, that c...

The KW Variant 4 Street Performance Coilover Kit Unleashes The Audi RS 5 And Soon Also The Audi RS 4

source: KW  Fichtenberg (Germany) – KW automotive, the suspension manufacturer, continues to develop Variant 4 coilover kits for more and more sports cars. The Variant 4, with its three-way high-performance dampers (independently adjustable low speed and high speed compression stage as well as low speed rebound stage) is now also available for the Audi RS5 Coupé (B9). It offers an ideal alternative to the Audi Dynamic Ride Control suspension kit. Despite the lower center of gravity of...

Find of the Day: 2008 Phantom Black RS 4 Cabriolet

words: Bill Cho, photos: Audi Mentor Every once in awhile a unicorn pops up and thanks to the sharp eye of a friend, this unicorn came across my Facebook feed. And oh man, what a unicorn. Only 300 RS 4 Cabriolets were brought to the States which made it more exclusive than the flagship R8 and all of them sported a 6 speed manual...pardon me while I wipe the drool off my face. This one is for sale at Audi Mentor and it only has 22,487 miles. Here's the ad: Used 2008 Audi RS 4 C...

Up and Away: All 50 ABT RS4-R with 530 HP Already Sold Out

[source: ABT Sportsline] With 530 HP (390 kW) and an impressive 690 Nm torque, the ABT RS4-R leaves almost everyone in its wake. And now this limited edition of 50 vehicles has also escaped the grasp of any further potential buyers, as CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt confirms: “The feedback on the car was simply amazing. Thus, the maximum number of production units was reached very quickly. I am very glad that our car struck the right note with our customers.” The potent stationwagon, whic...

RS 4 Times Three: ABT Reveals Tuning Secrets From Different Generations

[source: ABT] Everything began in 1994 with the RS2, which is not included here. Porsche gave the compact Audi 80 Avant 315 turbo-horsepower (232 kW), driving any trace of conservativeness from the car. The idea of a sportscar in the body of a station wagon was born. “Today, I see one of the greatest advantages of this model in the fact that it looks like a normal family car but offers the driving performance of a pure sportscar,” rally driver Walter Röhrl said back in the day. 2,8...

More Horses Than Spruce Meadows: ABT RS4-R with 530 HP Premieres in Geneva

source: ABT Sportsline There are more than 400 permanent horses in Spruce Meadows, the largest equestrian facility in the world. The Canadian estate encompasses a massive 360 hectares. With its brand-new ABT RS4-R, the German tuner ABT Sportsline demonstrates how to accommodate considerably more “horses” on less than nine square meters. To be introduced for the first time at the 88th Geneva Motor Show (March 8 to 18, 2018), the powerful Avant delivers 530 HP (390 kW) and 690 Nm. That ...

Video: B9 RS 4 Meets Its Grandaddy…the B5 RS 4

words: Bill Cho, video and photos: Auditography Them lucky sons o' guns. Auditography scores again with this very unique pairing. He took a new RS 4 Avant and had a photoshoot with his very own B5 RS 4. Since he was only borrowing the new RS 4, he was told to be gentle with it so no RS 4 vs RS 4 races. Auditography more than made up for it with his always beautiful photography of the meeting of the giants. Watch the video below and don't forget to visit his Facebook page fo...

Hankook Fits the Audi RS 4 Avant with its UHP Ventus S1 evo² Tyres

source: Hankook Tire Following the models Audi TT RS and Audi RS 5 Coupé, the tyre maker is now also factory-fitting the Audi RS 4 Avant with its ultra-high-performance tyres. Visitors to the 2017 IAA Show were able to view the latest addition to the RS Audi Sport family on Hankook tyres. Like the originator of all RS models, the Audi RS2 Avant, the new Audi RS 4 Avant is an estate car that combines sportiness and everyday driving equally. Permanent all-wheel drive and a 450 hp engine ar...

Find of the Day: 2001 B5 S4/RS 4 Widebody Sedan

words: Bill Cho, photos: Craigslist and Andrew Armistead (owner extraordinaire) Ok before y'all grab the torches and pitchforks, I know there wasn't a B5 RS 4 sedan but hold on until you've read the details on this car. I ran across this Craigslist ad and it intrigued me not only because it was an RS 4 clone but it had to have been the most detailed ad I've ever read. The list of what was done goes on and on...and on. I sent an email to a friend who sent an email to a friend and befor...

The Next Level of Performance – The New ABT RS 4 with 510 HP and 680 NM

source: ABT  19 years ago, the first Audi RS 4 appeared on the scene and caused quite a stir with its 381 HP (280 kW)! The 4th generation of the sports station wagon is now available, with an impressive 450 HP (331 kW). The difference between the current production model and the new ABT version of the RS 4 is equally great: 510 HP (375 kW) and 680 Nm instead of 600 Nm should be more than enough even for the next generation of the fun, lightning-fast car. Speaking of torque: compa...

R8 V10 vs RS 4…on a ski slope

words: Bill Cho, video: Magnus Gustavsen As part of the country digs itself out from Winter Storm Grayson (the bomb cyclone), I'm sitting in my nice warm office watching YouTube videos of Audis bombing (see what I did there?) through the snow and feeling a little envious. We only got about 2 inches here in eastern Pennsylvania...enough to have some fun but not like these guys. This video was uploaded 2 years ago. It's an odd one as it shows an R8 V10 and an RS 4 racing up and down a...

Find of the Day: 2008 Audi exclusive RS 4 Sedan in Phantom Black Pearl

words: Bill Cho, photos: Kelly Motorcars Every once in awhile (ok, pretty much every day), I look for cool cars for sale on the internet. Today, I ran across this 2008 RS 4. I see RS 4s come up for sale on a regular basis but what caught my eye on this one was the mileage listed- an almost unbelievable 9,650 miles. I say almost unbelievable because there isn't an actual photo of the odometer with the car on in the ad. The second thing I noticed was that this RS 4 is an Audi exclusive m...

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'...