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2018 Audi RS4 Avant verdict

We find out if the new Audi RS4 Avant is a better high-performance estate than its main rival, the Mercedes-AMG C63

Words By Matt Prior

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2018 Audi RS4 Avant nose

The Audi RS4 Avant is a really likeable sporting estate car, with huge reserves of ability and a car that, ultimately, offers a unique set of characteristics in the segment.

True, for driving pleasure, we’d prefer the more natural feel of a Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate, plus the noise of its V8 engine. But the RS4 offers all-condition traction thanks to its quattro four-wheel drive and is a quieter car than the Mercedes.

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Rated 4 out of 5

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Audi RS4 Avant

Price Β£61,625 Engine V6, 2894cc, twin-turbo, petrol Power 444bhp at 5700-6700rpm Torque 443lb ft at 1900-5000rpm Gearbox 8-spd automatic 0-62mph 4.1sec Top speed 155mph (limited) Official economy 32.1mpg CO2, tax band 199g/km, 37%

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