By Staff Reporter
South Africans are not fans of station wagons but it’s a completely different story when it comes to performance wagons. Numbers might not truly reflect this but the desire for these cars remains pretty high. Audi has taken covers off the refreshed RS4 Avant and it will no doubt also keep the performance wagon desires alive for many.
The front section of the new RS 4 Avant has been completely redesigned. The Singleframe is wider and flatter as compared to the base model. The RS4 Avant also features the three-dimensional honeycomb structure in gloss black that is typical for the RS model series. To make it stand out more, the singleframe grille is designed without a frame. The new eggcrate grille with the RS4 emblem is inserted directly into the bumper with the large lateral air inlets and vertical flaps.
The shape of the LED headlights of the RS4 Avant have also been redesigned. The optional matrix LED headlights with darkened bezels also add to the new look.
The gloss black, matt aluminum and carbon styling packages add individual accents to the inlay in the sill, the exterior mirror housings and the front and rear bumpers. Upon request, the gloss black and carbon styling packages also include the Audi rings and the RS logo in black on the front and rear. The RS badges can be omitted completely for a more understated look. Drivers can also opt for an optional RS sport exhaust system with black tailpipe trims.
The new RS4 Avant is factory-equipped with 19-inch. Various 20-inch designs are available upon request, including a new fully milled five-arm wheel painted completely in matt bronze.
The updated Audi RS4 Avant features a black interior. Upon request, the RS design package adds some color to the interior, with the RS logo featured on the center console, the armrests, seat belts and floor mats. The steering wheel, selector lever and knee pads are all covered with Alcantara with red contrasting stitching.
The 10.1-inch MMI touch display is the control center of the new operating system. It is located in the center of the instrument panel and tilted slightly toward the driver. The touchsensitive screen displays a high-resolution graphic animation of an RS4 Avant to welcome the driver. The MMI touch display provides acoustic feedback and takes over the functions of the previous rotary pushbutton on the center console.
The RS4 Avant derives its power from a 2.9 TFSI twin-turbo V6 with 331 kW and 600 Nm which is able to send the car from e from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. The engine is paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission which sends power to all four wheels.
Local availability is yet to be announced.
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