2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: Audi RS 4 Avant Unveiled — Perfect Blend Of Performance & Practicality?

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The new Audi RS 4 Avant unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show. The new performance-oriented RS 4 Avant now gets a new engine that offers better performance.

The naturally aspirated V8 has been replaced with a 2.9-litre TFSI twin-turbo V6 engine that makes 444bhp and 600Nm of torque, 170Nm more than the previous model. Prices for the new RS 4 Avant start from 79,800 euros.

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Power is delivered to the permanent all-wheel-drive system through an 8-speed Tiptronic gearbox, enough to propel the car from naught to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds and onto a top speed of 250km/h. With an optional RS Dynamic package, the top speed can be further increased to 280km/h.

The RS 4 Avant sits 7mm lower than the A4 with sport suspension, owing to the standard RS Sport suspension in the new car. The suspension features Dynamic Ride Control, ceramic brakes, and dynamic steering.

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Inside, the new Audi RS 4 Avant comes with the carmaker's new virtual cockpit with head-up display,
RS-specific displays to indicate g-force, tyre pressures, and torque, flat-bottomed steering wheel, and the car can be further personalised with the Audi exclusive program. The new Audi RS 4 Avant will go on sale early 2018.

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DriveSpark Thinks!

Audi is downsizing engines, but not in power, as seen with the new RS 4 Avant. The RS 4 seems to offer good performance with a touch of practicality, which is what most enthusiasts look forward to. Regarding the Avant's India launch, Audi could bring the car here at a later stage, as India is an important market for the German carmaker.

Story first published: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 18:15 [IST]

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