Audi RS4 Avant RS 4 TFSI Quattro 5dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound] Review

Category: Performance car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £66,020What Car? Target Price£64,740
Review

The Audi RS4 Avant can be very comfortable in the right spec, but whatever suspension you choose it with, it doesn't handle in a way that competes on the level of an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifolgio, BMW M3 or Mercedes-AMG C63. And if it's a fast estate you want, the C63 has almost the same practicality, but bucket loads more fun.

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Trim: RS4

Equipment levels are generous, even in this standard trim. It includes bespoke RS body styling, 19in alloy wheels, a sport rear differential, nappa leather seats (powered, heated and massaging up front), power-folding door mirrors, three-zone climate control, privacy glass, a 10-speaker stereo, twin infotainment screens (featuring sat-nav and Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto), front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera and Matrix LED headlights. We reckon that's most of what you need, so it's our pick.

Engine: RS 4 TFSI Quattro

The RS4 packs more than enough punch for the German Autobahn. With 444bhp, it can get from 0-62mph in just 4.1sec and onto an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (this can be increased to 174mph as an option). That performance comes courtesy of a turbocharged V6; an engine shared with the Porsche Panamera 4S. In normal use, it’s a smooth and refined unit that fades into the background, while in Dynamic mode, it howls and parps. However, a turbocharged V6 will never be able to compete with the monstrous V8 in the C63 – an engine that sounds truly wonderfully and more engaging at almost any speed.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

29.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

495

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

220

g/km

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