Audi RS4 Avant RS 4 TFSI Quattro 5dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound] Review
Category: Performance car
Section: Version review
The modelRead full Audi RS4 Avant review
The Audi RS4 Avant can be very comfortable in the right spec, but it’s outclassed on handling by performance car rivals that include the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and BMW M3. And, if it's specifically a fast estate you want, the BMW Alpina B3 Touring is even quicker, just as nice inside and better to drive.
The trimSee full equipment
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.
The engineSee full engine specs
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.
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