The Audi RS4 Avant hides a 443bhp 2.9-litre TFSI motor under the hood.
A little over two years back, Audi brought in the versatile RS6 Avant to Indian shores. Now, the company has debuted the smaller RS4 Avant at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Ingolstadt-based car maker will commence bookings of the new RS4 Avant globally next month. At the heart of the RS4 Avant is a 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 that is good for 443bhp of peak power and 600Nm of torque. All the torque produced, is available as low down in the rev range as 1,900rpm going right up to 5,000rpm. This new-generation RS4 Avant not only makes 170Nm more than its predecessor but also weighs 80kg less. Mated to an 8-speed tiptronic transmission, Audi claims the RS4 Avant cross the 100km/h marker from standstill in just 4.1 seconds and its top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h.
Audi will offer a host of optional fitments – an RS package that pushes its top speed to 280km/h, 20-inch wheels, RS steering wheel, ceramic brakes and a sports suspension with dynamic ride control. In terms of design, the RS4 Avant looks like a scaled down version of the RS6 Avant. The front sports Audi’s signature hexagonal grille that proudly flaunts the RS4 badge. The sharply chiselled front bumper with the large air inlets gives the RS4 Avant a sporty demeanour. The Audi patented Matrix headlights are also offered as an optional extra. At the back, the RS4 Avant gets chunky oval exhaust pipes, an integrated roof spoiler and LED taillamps.
On the inside, the Audi RS4 Avant has been fitted with sports seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, illuminated door sills. Like all other Audis on sale today, this one too comes with the Audi Virtual Cockpit. Expected to be launched globally sometime next month, deliveries of the Audi RS4 Avant will only commence towards the beginning of 2018.