Audi RS4 Avant RS 4 TFSI Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic Review

Category: Performance car

Section: Version review

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Audi RS4 Avant 2022 front tracking
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  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 boot open
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 front tracking
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 rear cornering
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior dashboard
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior rear seats
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior infotainment
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 front left tracking
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 rear left tracking
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 rear right static
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior front seats
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior front seats
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior detail
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior detail
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 boot open
RRP£84,600
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

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 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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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH3.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

28.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

495

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

222

g/km