“Combining unchanging sportiness with total bland usability might seem like an radical thought to some, though to us, a high-performance Avant is one of a best concepts of a 25-year history,” says Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “As a long-standing bestseller, a Audi RS 4 Avant contributes significantly to a success of Audi Sport GmbH.”
Muscular: a extraneous design
The front territory of a new RS 4 Avant was totally redesigned. The RS 4 Avant differs extremely from a A4 Avant. The Singleframe is wider and agree as compared to a bottom model. Just like a immeasurable RS brothers, a RS 6 Avant (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 11.7–11.5 (20.1 –20.5 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 268–283 (431.3–455.4 g/mi)) and a RS 7 Sportback (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 11.6–11.4 (20.3–20.6 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 265–261 (426.5–420.0 g/mi)), a RS 4 Avant also facilities a three-dimensional honeycomb structure in shimmer black that is customary for a RS indication series. To give it a purify look, a Singleframe is designed though a frame. The new eggcrate grille with a RS 4 symbol is extrinsic directly into a fender with a immeasurable parallel atmosphere inlets and straight flaps.
The figure of a LED headlights of a RS 4 Avant has also been redesigned. The discretionary settlement LED headlights with darkened bezels finish a revised coming of a high-performance Avant and compute it within a A4 family. The circle arches with a quattro blisters located above are any 30 millimeters (1.2 in) wider during a front and behind as compared to a Audi A4 Avant. Gloss black settlement elements positioned right subsequent to a headlights underline a outcome of breadth of a new RS 4 Avant (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (334.7 g/mi)).
The shimmer black, matt aluminum and CO styling packages supplement sold accents to a inlay in a sill, a extraneous counterpart housings and a front and behind bumpers. Upon request, a shimmer black and CO styling packages also embody a Audi rings and a RS trademark in black on a front and rear. The RS badges can be wanting totally for a some-more understated look. The roof rails are designed in matt black as standard. The RS-specific roof corner spoiler and a diffuser insert as good as a chrome tailpipes of a RS empty complement give a automobile a striking finish. The discretionary RS competition empty complement with black tailpipe trims creates a quite sporty sound experience. The motorist can confirm either they wish a sporty or resigned sound around a Audi expostulate name energetic doing system.
Full tractive power: a drive
With a 2.9 TFSI twin-turbo V6, Audi Sport GmbH is building on a mythological 2.7 liter V6 of a initial RS 4 Avant from 1999. Back then, a twin-turbo V6 had a energy outlay of 279 kW (380 metric hp). The new RS 4 Avant now outputs 331 kW (450 metric hp), that equals an outlay of 155.5 metric hp per liter. This allows a RS 4 Avant to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in usually 4.1 seconds. The TFSI engine weighs usually 182 kilograms (401.2 lb), that is 31 kilograms (68.3 lb) rebate than a V8 engine in a prototype indication from 2012. This advantages a sum weight and a spindle bucket distribution—two prerequisites for a considerable performance. The twin-turbo V6 relates an considerable 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque to a crankshaft in a extended engine speed operation from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm. The RS energetic package increases a electronically governed tip speed from 250 to 280 km/h (155.3 to 174.0 mph).
The dual turbochargers of a 2.9 TFSI are any reserved to a cylinder bank and build adult a boost vigour of adult to 1.5 bar. Like with all V6 and V8 engines from Audi, a turbochargers are commissioned within a 90-degree interior “V” of a cylinder banks, and so a empty side of a cylinder heads is on a inside, while a intake side is on a outward of a engine. This blueprint enables compress construction and brief gas upsurge paths with minimal upsurge losses, permitting a 2.9 TFSI to respond quite casually to transformation of a accelerator pedal.
The high-output V6 impresses not usually with a clever opening though also with a high turn of efficiency. In a new WLTP pushing cycle, it consumes usually 9.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (25.6 US mpg), that corresponds to 208 grams of CO2 per kilometer (334.7 g/mi). This constitutes a expenditure rebate by 17 percent as compared to a prior model. A wilful cause in this is a new TFSI explosion routine from Audi, that is famous as a B-cycle. It has been privately designed for a partial-load range, that is a accepted doing mode during normal use. In a box of aloft loads and rotational speeds, a two-stage Audi valvelift complement (AVS) closes a intake valves later, thereby augmenting a opening era to a holder angle of 200 degrees. Simultaneously, valve lift increases from 6.0 to 10 millimeters (from 0.2 to 0.4 in). The cylinder assign thereby increases accordingly—the engine revs adult strenuously and delivers an prosperous output.
The energy of a 2.9 TFSI flows to a quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate system around a sporty eight-speed tiptronic. In unchanging driving, a complement delivers some-more energy to a behind axle. Its quite involuntary core differential leads 60 percent of a torque to a behind spindle and 40 percent to a front. If undesired trip occurs during one axle, many of a energy is automatically and fast redirected to a other axle—up to 70 percent to a front or adult to 85 percent to a behind axle. The high locking values capacitate a clearly tangible torque placement and rarely accurate communication with a control systems of a ESC and wheel-selective torque control.
Wheel-selective torque control is active on all forms of surfaces. When pushing with a sporty style, it brakes a a wheels on a inside of a hook really somewhat around a Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC), thereby augmenting a expostulate torque on a wheels on a outward of a hook with a aloft circle load. The disproportion in expostulate army turns a automobile into a bend, permitting a automobile to follow a steering angle precisely. The result: precise, flexible and neutral handling. The discretionary quattro sport differential with RS-specific tuning ensures an even some-more energetic response when accelerating in corners. It distributes a torque between a behind wheels actively and in a targeted manner, thereby improving traction, fortitude and dynamics. When branch or accelerating in a curve, a torque is primarily directed toward a behind circle on a outward of a curve—the automobile is literally pulpy into a curve, expelling even a smallest spirit of understeer. In box of oversteer, a competition differential stabilizes a automobile by directing torque to a circle on a inside of a curve.
Sporty tuning: a suspension
The spindle judgment of a cessation with five-link suspensions during a front and behind enables a optimal fullness of longitudinal and parallel forces. With a customary RS competition suspension, a Audi RS 4 Avant (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (334.7 g/mi)) is 7 millimeters (0.3 in) revoke than a S4 bottom indication with competition suspension.
The RS competition cessation and with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) enables even some-more flexible doing and is accessible on request. This integrated hurl and representation stabilizer consists of a special check complement that counteracts a movements of a automobile physique with no check though a use of electronics. When a automobile is branch into and roving around a bend, a check response is altered so that a vehicle’s movements around a longitudinal pivot (roll) and around a cross pivot (pitch) are significantly reduced. The dampers are any connected diagonally to a executive valve around dual apart oil lines. The valves yield a required compensating volume around inner pistons with a gas-filled cell behind them. When a automobile is steering into and roving around a bend, an oil upsurge is generated between a diagonally conflicting dampers around a executive valve, so formulating additional damping force. When one side is cushioned, a damping characteristics are altered such that hurl and representation movements are roughly eliminated. As a result, this rarely manageable check complement ensures that a RS models are quite accurate when negotiating bends.
With a support of Audi expostulate select, a motorist can change a check response on 3 levels and thereby personalize a pushing experience. The new era of dampers with integrated valve is some-more compress and lighter. In addition, it enables a damping army to be widespread even some-more widely between a comfort and energetic modes as good as some-more accurate cessation composition for high damping forces, that start when cornering during speed in particular. The result: The RS competition cessation with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) ensures a extremely gentle rolling suit in a “comfort” setting. In a “dynamic” program, it delivers unusually frozen pushing pointing even when cornering during high speed.
RS-specific dynamic steering is accessible as an choice to a customary electromechanical energy steering. Dynamic steering varies a steering ratio by adult to 100 percent formed on a pushing speed, steering angle and comparison mode in a Audi expostulate name doing system. At low pushing speeds—in city trade and in maneuvering—the energetic steering operates really directly; all it takes is dual full turns of a steering circle to transport from finish stop to finish stop. The turn of energy assistance is also high, creation parking maneuvers a square of cake. On nation roads, a directness of a steering response and electric energy support are reduced progressively. When pushing during high speeds on a highway, a surreptitious rigging ratio and low turn of energy assistance well-spoken out jerky steering movements and support with assured directional stability. Dynamic steering works closely with a electronic stabilization control module (ESC) to grasp sporty doing and pushing safety. If necessary, it counter-steers slightly; a slight corrections, many of that are unnoticeable to a driver, revoke understeer and oversteer due to bucket alterations in a immeasurable infancy of situations. When braking on highway surfaces with opposite attrition coefficients, a complement helps by means of stabilizing steering corrections.
The motorist can emanate their personal pushing knowledge around a customary Audi expostulate select energetic doing system. There are 5 profiles available: comfort, auto, energetic and a customizable, RS-specific RS1 and RS2 modes. The Audi expostulate name energetic doing complement influences a engine and delivery management, a energy steering, a suspension, a energetic steering, a quattro competition differential, a engine sound and a characteristics of a involuntary atmosphere conditioning. The customizable RS2 mode exists privately to change a Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) fast during a pull of a button.
The new RS 4 Avant is factory-equipped with 19-inch fake aluminum 265/35 wheels. Various 20-inch designs are accessible on request, including a new entirely milled five-arm circle embellished totally in matt bronze. It uses 275/30 tires. Powerful RS steel brakes with seperated multiple disks safeguard assured deceleration behavior. They have a hole of 375 millimeters (14.8 in) during a front spindle and 330 millimeters (13.0 in) during a behind axle.
The six-piston stop calipers with RS logos are embellished in black, or optionally in red. Upon request, quite fade-resistant RS ceramic brakes work during a front axle. The calipers are accessible in red, gray and blue. Their seperated disks have a hole of 400 millimeters (15.7 in).
Connected cockpit: a interior
The Audi RS 4 Avant (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (334.7 g/mi)) facilities a black interior. LED light guides snippet a contours of a doors and a core console—doing so in adult to 30 opposite colors in multiple with a discretionary ambient lighting package. The plane fixing of a instrument row creates a clarity of spaciousness. The motorist and front newcomer are welcomed by a bright doorway sill trims that bear a RS 4 logo. Upon request, a
RS settlement package adds some tone to a interior, with a RS trademark featured on a core console, a armrests, chair belts and building mats. The steering wheel, selector pull and knee pads are all lonesome with Alcantara with red resisting stitching. In further to a red, a extended RS settlement package now also offers accents in gray. As a new prominence for a RS settlement package in red, a chair brackets in a backrest are also accessible in a relating color.
The 10.1-inch MMI touch arrangement is a control core of a new doing system. It is located in a core of a instrument row and slanted somewhat toward a driver. The touch-sensitive shade displays a high-resolution striking animation of an RS 4 Avant to acquire a driver. The MMI touch arrangement provides acoustic feedback and takes over a functions of a prior rotary pushbutton on a core console. The motorist can use a RS guard to call adult an overview of expostulate complement member temperatures, extent g-forces and information per tire pressures and temperatures. In a Audi practical cockpit, special RS displays yield information on tire pressure, torque, energy output, engine oil temperature, path timings, acceleration measurements and g-forces. The change light arrangement prompts a motorist to upshift when a rev extent is reached. The discretionary head-up display also providers some RS-specific information, for instance a change light display.
With a despotic hierarchies, a menu structure of a new doing complement is tailored to a user’s expectations and aims for easy operation. The natural denunciation control also understands many phrases used in bland denunciation and fast translates them into commands. The navigation in a new RS 4 Avant is now even some-more versatile and user-friendly. Audi connect and Audi connect and yield a horde of online services, such as Car-to-X services, that take advantage of a overflow comprehension of a Audi fleet.
The motorist can induce a dual RS1 and RS2 modes in Audi expostulate select directly around a new “RS MODE” symbol on a flat-bottomed RS multifunction competition leather steering wheel. This automatically opens a RS-specific displays in a Audi practical cockpit. The new aluminum change paddles are extremely incomparable than before. Aside from a steering circle and a bright doorway sill trims, a RS competition seats with discretionary honeycomb settlement and a change embankment also bear a RS emblem.
Versatile: a equipment
The RS 4 Avant (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (334.7 g/mi)) provides a same turn of bland usability as a A4 Avant bottom model. The luggage cell has a ability of 495 liters (17.5 cu ft), that increases to 1,495 liters (52.8 cu ft) with a behind seats folded down and load installed to a roof. The luggage cell lid and a luggage cell cover are electrically operated as standard. Sensor control for opening and shutting a luggage cell lid is accessible as an option, and a trailer towing join that can be unbarred electrically during a pull of a symbol is also accessible on request.
Upon request, a RS 4 assists a motorist in many situations: More than 30 motorist support systems underline a all-round characteristics of a high-performance Avant. The options are epitomised in a “tour” and “city” packages. They embody a adaptive journey support with stop go duty for involuntary stretch control, a intersection assist, a line change warning or a quell warning.
Customers of a RS 4 Avant can name from 8 paint colors, including a new plain tone Turbo blue and a new lead tone Tango red. The Audi disdainful module also includes many some-more customized paint finishes, for instance Nogaro blue, pearl effect. This tone already characterized a RS 2 Avant as a mythological forebear of all RS models behind in 1994.
Legendary: a history
Like no other, a new Audi RS 4 Avant stands for a multiple of high opening and bland usability. Its line of ancestors dates behind a full 25 years, to 1994, when a mythological RS 2 Avant was released.
1994 – Audi RS 2 Avant: Strong trendsetter
Audi set a clever trend with a RS 2 Avant in 1994: It was a world’s initial high-performance sports automobile with 5 seats and a immeasurable luggage compartment. The particular extraneous settlement and a excellent interior with a two-color demeanour and blue Alcantara seats also helped figure a style. The five-cylinder turbo squeezed 232 kW (315 metric hp) out of 2.2 liters of displacement, accelerated a Audi RS 2 Avant from a delay to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.4 seconds, and reached a tip speed of 262 km/h (162.8 mph). Porsche AG granted tools such as brakes and wheels in a ability as growth and prolongation partner.
1999 – compress banishment and high opening in a initial generation
Cosworth Technology Ltd, that was integrated in a association shortly before, came into a design as a team-work partner for a initial RS 4 Avant. Together with quattro GmbH, a English association done a 2.7 liter twin-turbo V6 with 279 kW (380 metric hp) even some-more absolute and torquey. The intake and empty ports were revised in suitability with a opening increase, a cross-sections of a atmosphere ducting on a intake and bearing sides was increased, and a measure of a turbochargers were also expanded. The potency was softened extremely interjection to incomparable intercoolers that were optimized for vigour loss. The RS 4 was so designed for pristine sportiness though sacrificing any of a bland usability. It was in such high approach that Audi doubled a creatively designed prolongation figures.
2005 – Audi RS 4: Dynamics in 3 variants
The second era of a RS 4 was launched in 2005. It was initial expelled as a sedan and Avant and was after also accessible as a cabriolet. In terms of drive, it was versed with a newly grown V8 high-revving engine with 4.2 liters of displacement. The approach injection engine had an outlay of 309 kW (420 metric hp). This was a initial time that a manufacturer relied on a multiple of gasoline approach injection and a high-engine-speed concept, that was subsequent from motorsports. This allows speeds of adult to 8,250 rpm to be reached. Further record highlights enclosed a quattro expostulate with a asymmetrical energetic torque placement during a ratio of 40 percent during a front and 60 percent during a rear, that was new during a time, and a discretionary CO fiber ceramic brakes.
2012 – Audi RS 4 Avant: The energetic all-purpose vehicle
In February 2012, quattro GmbH presented a third era of a RS 4, that was offering as an Avant exclusively, during a Geneva Motor Show. Just like a predecessor, a indication was versed with a 4.2 l V8 high-revving engine though with an increasing outlay of 331 kW (450 metric hp).