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Audi RS4 Avant (B8) specs

Car type Estate/vagon
Curb weight 1755 kg (3869 lbs)
Power / weight 256 ps (253 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 245 Nm (181 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2012
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.3 s
0 - 50 kph 1.8 s
0 - 80 kph 3.3 s
0 - 100 kph 4.3 s
0 - 130 kph 7.2 s
0 - 180 kph 13.0 s
0 - 200 kph 15.1 s
0 - 60 mph 4.1 s
0 - 100 mph 9.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.1 s @ 91.3 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 10.8 s

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Audi RS4 Avant acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type V8 FSI
Displacement 4.2 l (256 ci)
Power 450 ps (444 bhp / 331 kw)
Torque 430 Nm (317 lb-ft)
Power / liter 107 ps (106 hp)
Transmission 7 speed S-tronic
Layout front engine, all wheel drive

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BR2+  4y ago

...Was he talking about me?...


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Hans  4y ago

Hamcee But I'm not german.


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Mental  4y ago

For God's sake! It's an Olympic time! So maybe you end up all these fanboistic wars?

I personally love this Audi and would definitely prefer it above anything listed, but I can respect others. You should do the same.


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lafars  4y ago

Hans: hypocrite much...


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Hamcee  4y ago

hans is german just as me, and 98% of the germans are incredible arrogant and ignorant when it comes to german cars.

they are extremly pretentious about german cars and derogatory when it comes to american cars.

most of those guys have no ****ing clue whatsoever and just spill the usual bullshit which has been proven wrong already.

hell, most people still think that americans cant build a well handling car, despite the fact that american super cars beat the shit out of most german supercars for half the price.


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Flabernat  4y ago

@Hans
"American cars are the worst and everyone know that except merican fanboys."
That has got to be one of the most pretentious, ignorant, and blatantly wrong things I've ever heard/read in the car world.
Why people have that archaic out-of-date 70s/80s anti-Detroit mentality and think that it's just as relevant now(in 2014), just blows my mind... If you knew your facts about the car world as it is today you'd know exactly why you're completely wrong.


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Hans  4y ago

I see there an american fanboy.

American cars are the worst and everyone know that except merican fanboys. USucks.


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BR2+  4y ago

lol 2 Times worse car?

If you notice, Which you didn't(Of Course) I didn't quote a US price, But im very familiar with US prices so ill quote them too now.

An S4 in USA starts at $48,100, A CTS Starts at $48,025 for the Awd version, So how is that more expensive?. The 3.6L V6 is $56,625 which is more expensive by 8k, But Well worth it. That model may be slower(Atleast in acceleration), But its more comfortable, more room, more reliable, and much easier to maintain while going a lot easier on your wallet, A Fully Built US Spec S4 will run you 64k, A Fully Built CTS will go for 72k, Still by 8, But 8k more car(As you would say) Theres a Reason WHY its MotorTrends, AutoGuide, DetroitNews+, "CarOfTheYear"

I Love how you FanBoys TRY and make it look like we hate the opposing car simply because we don't swing on there nuts or make false accusations to make a car look better lol


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driver  4y ago

Ā£10,000 less you can get an WRX STI

And 2 times worse car.

And your prices are take right from your ass... In US cheapest CTS with AWD cost more than S4... And it is slower than A4 2.0 TFSI. CTS that you mean costs more than 10k $ more than S4 and it is slower.
You write so much, pity so much bullshit. You are retarded or you are just another mad Audi hater.


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BR2+  4y ago

Nobody here is talking bullshit,

But Audi haters are full of complexes that's why you talk so many bullshits.

What you said is actually aimed at the FanBoys...

For £40,320 you can get an S4, but for £10,000 less you can get an WRX STI, Or for £5,000, £35,995 you can get the new Cadillac CTS, Better looks, better interior, Faster in acceleration and around a track, bigger, more space, more comfortable, For Less, And with 420Bhp. Or the previous V which is still cheaper then a 4 and faster.. Know, I no a lot of those things listed are subjective, But you get more for less. I wouldn't take either at that price.(Id get a 2nd hand ZO6 or M3)

And no, Not every car understeers. And no, hey don't more then Evos and STIs (Depending on model)

Love how people call someone a hater when they don't swing on the same cars nuts lol


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driver  4y ago

No I'm not the fanboy I just hate bullshit.
For the half the price you can get S4 which is more comfortable, usable and better in many aspects than any car you you mentioned, but some one what someting more> RS4.

Of course Audis understeer! Like any other car in the world! Hahaha
But such RS4 have that good traction that any evo=/STI can give so they understeer much more than RS4. That's simply physics.

But Audi haters are full of complexes that's why you talk so many bullshits.


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BR2+  4y ago

Another one huh calling the alternative "Trashy" we already know your a fanboy, But ill humor myself....Anywhoo..

When did you here me even compare ANY of those cars I listed in a performance category? I wasn't comparing performance on ANY level. Its about everything that's NOT About performance, Well all know its faster, as it should be fool. Price, comfort, Usability, what you need, whether use, a 335XI can fulfill all those for a much cheaper price, A XTS is far more comfortable while giving the same if not more space while being easier to drive and maintain. We all kno a RS4 isn't compared to Evos and STIs, Thas why there ALTERNATIVE Choices of cars, for HALF the price if you cant afford an RS4. Evos and STis are as good in any wether condition.

Everybody knows Audis have a lot of understeer, That's ALWAYS been talked about in every episode where there tested, Its not the worst, But everyone can feel it, It hasn't gone anywhere, Just less of what it used to be. And An RS4 has better traction...only from a dig.

Audi won't sell Avants in the US because amaricans prefer trashy STIs, EVOs and Acuras. That's why :)

If that's the case, Then those trashy cars must be better cars then right?.....wow

My god what is it with these fanboys and there clouded judgement?..


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driver  4y ago

@Piorun RS4 is for daddy who want sport oriented car. Same think as B7 was. For those who don;t need extra space is RS5. Is that logical and easy, even kids know that.
RS Q7 and fake sound?! Another bullshit from you. RS Q3 have the same amazing 5 cylinder engine as TT RS. Thats why it sounds so good.

B7 RS4 is almost the same car! Same engine, both quattro (but B8 better), both almost the same size, both have almost tha same weith distribution ( B8 little better)
B8 is upgraded, more powerfull B7.
I don't know why you wrote such a bullshit.

-Its for family? No, too track oriented
-Its for fun? No, too heavy, ot as good balance
-Its for road? No its too hard and it lack of torque So what is this for?

It is for pasionat who don't care that his car is more sporty, and less comfortable than S class...
You never driving any RS4, and you don;t know that RS4 have much better traction than any trashy Evo. You take turn at 60 mph in Evo and then understeer, in RS4 the same corner you can take much faster, because much better traction.


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Piorun  4y ago

B7 RS4 was good car beceause it was honest at what its for and what it is. It was fast, safe usable car. Was not so fun like M3 E92 or so spectacular like C63 Amg, but it accomplish it goal.
-fast, safe, comfortable, usable.
You could easily live with it.

The new B8 is not an honest car. Like most of Audis lately. Audis now seems to PRETEND to be about something. Like Audi RS Q3, which have othing to do with "rs", fake exhaust noice etc...

New B8
Its a track car, track oriented suspension, track engine, lackig torque, harash ride quality.
And its also family 4 seater, wagon. And You will not use it anyway beceause nobody will want sit in that car. Its large, but nobody need it on track.

B7 RS4 look similar, but its a completly diffrent car, its better at things that it should do.
B8 is very weird car. I dont know who is the market target?

-Its for family? No, too track oriented
-Its for fun? No, too heavy, ot as good balance
-Its for road? No its too hard and it lack of torque

So what is this for?
Someone could say that its Lancer EvoX with proper V8 engine. But there is big diffrence, Evolution X have great AWD system that create oversteeer and is very fun to drive. Audi - isnt.


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Adrian  4y ago

Audi never wiilby handle like evo its not philosophy for them, but why they put elektric hand breake in awd???Im understend in rear drive cars but...then you cannot use left foot braking where is rally haritage in Audi.People in Audi loves understeers:)in dry.In snow this car is very good.


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driver  4y ago

@Mental Audi won't make RS4 sedan bicause ther is RS5, and won;t make RS6 sedan because RS7 is the 4 door saloon.
And Audi won't sell Avants in the US because amaricans prefer trashy STIs, EVOs and Acuras. That's why :)

There are just two problems about the current RS4. One is that it is not sold globally, so it doesn't take part in great comparisons. And the second is that it is in the shadow of its big brother - RS6.

So true.


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driver  4y ago

@ BR2+ you are so stupid guys, you really know nothing about Audis, especially RS models.
What recent audi the less understeer, This gen RS4 has even tend to oversteer, expecially on wet. It is much less understeer than any other AWD car, not counting the Porsche and sports models of course...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYNkAsY5uVI

STI? EVO? ACURA? Cadillac? BMW Xdrive? really?! which one?! 335 Xdrive?!
All those cars get in the ass from just Audi S4! RS4 just rapes them in every aspect. Even S4 is out of the league.


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Mental  4y ago

I don't get why Audi does not make the new RS4 / RS6 Sedans? Moreover, why Audi does not export that RS4 Avant B8 to the Eastern Europe and the USA? I think there are lots of people willing to afford one of these.

RS4 Avant is a good car in every way. Not excellent, but still decent. And I don't see why it should be compared to the Evo, since Audi is a level above.

There are just two problems about the current RS4. One is that it is not sold globally, so it doesn't take part in great comparisons. And the second is that it is in the shadow of its big brother - RS6.

I bet if the RS4 was available as a Sedan too, it wouldn't be considered as a "smaller RS6 Avant", and would be a proper competitor to the new M3 and the upcoming C63 AMG. And so RS4 would be again in the centre of attention.


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driver  4y ago

@ piorun **** out with subarus and evos from here, they are competition for Golf R at most!
You ever drive the cars so you know nothing about how they drive.


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BR2+  4y ago

...Your complaining about the engine? lol

Why? It has low torque yes, Audi torque isn't what it use to be, But the car is certainly not uncomfortable. Its an RS model, so its still fun to drive, But its true though they all seems to have this "Audi Understeer" problem these newest generation of Audis have, But its not THAT big a problem, But it certainly does not aim for the Evo/STI territory, Price is way to high for that, This RS4 is in NO way a fail car, Not even close, But its no where near the hype and rating as the B7 RS4 was, You saw that car in every magazine monthly.

But, Starting at Ā£55,040, and ending at a Fully Built Ā£93,890, It is rather pricey. There are other options such as a STI and Evos, Or Acura RLX , or Bmw XDrive Saloons or GranTurisomo models(Which I wouldn't recommend ver an Audi RS) Or the Extremely comfy Cadillac XTS Awd which has a better looking interior, more space, quieter, But not as attractive, But you save a lot less, But all comes down on what you want and are looking for.


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Piorun  4y ago

Well this RS4 is full of contradictions. It have engine that do not fit to this car too much. It have o torque on low rpm. So it have to be rev high. But it want to be family car with cargo space and 4 seats. And agai - it have very hard and uncomfortable suspension. Ok, so maybe its very fun to drive? Still not so much, car tends to understeer like most of big quattro Audis.

RS5 is already quite good car.
And it seems like RS4 wanted to take some of the Mitsubishi EVO territory, but its not quite there.

So its pretty a fail car.
Previous RS4 was just a fast usefull car, something like bigger brother of WRX STi with V8 engine which is nice. Here with B7 generation, its ptretty very weird proposition. And its very expensive too.


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BR2+  4y ago

Theres loads of ways to dramatically improve a car, Especially going to the next generation. The B7 is one of The best saloon cars ever made, and STILL is today in 2014, Nobody will argue that. But given it is the next generation of cars it should be a big step, Just look at the 997 vs 991, or C6 vs C7, or Murcielago vs Aventador, or E60 vs F10, All big steps forward in progression to there elder counterparts.

The last RS4 got rave reviews and a TON of tests from everywhere wether it be a performance test, a comparison test, or a simple quick drive, This one didn't, not in comparison with the last.

You cant go wrong with a Quattro drivetrain, And a auto fits this car in Avant form, Since it has been out, I believe its FAR in the shadows of the old. I don't think the car is underestimated at all, Just overlooked.


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Hans  4y ago

BR2+ Was hard to improve almost perfect B7 RS4, thats why this one isn't big step forward.
But still it has much better drivetrain thanks to perfect 7 speed dual clutch gearbox and new quattro system. The engine isn't much more powerful but at list is a V8 NA engine high reving, and not some 6 cylinder.

This RS4 is underestimated, because it is probably the best handling RS ever.


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BR2+  4y ago

Its a shame this one didn't have the same huge impact the B7 had. The B7 was all the rage, Great reviews. great looks, great driving feel, And the last ones reign was LONG, After 2 months, we really didn't hear shite about this car. The last one was a "Bit" pricey, But well worth it. But this ones been out what, 1 1/2 years? And its almost already forgotten.


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benzsl  4y ago

0-40kph:1,3
0-100kph:4,4
0-160kph:9,7
0-180kph:12,3
0-200kph: 15,4
Hockenheim 1:14,7

Sportauto 1/2014


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benzsl  4y ago

0-40kph:1,3
0-100kph:4,4
0-160kph:9,7
0-180kph:12,3
0-200kph: 15,4
Hockenheim 1:14,7

Sportauto 1/2014



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benzsl  4y ago

0-1000m:24,06@135,4mph

Resouce:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FmIjQRmZ4Q


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Hans  4y ago

0-60 mph in 4.1 sec
0-100 mph in 9.4 sec
.youtube.com/watch?v=2KfMY96v_Gc

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