2018 Audi RS4 Avant Is About To Return In All Its Fender-Flared Glory

Audi continues the development of the range-topping RS4 model, with our spies spotting them during some cold-weather testing.

Thankfully Audi will continue the tradition of offering one of the most rapid wagons in the market with the new RS4 Avant, with the company also planning to offer a regular saloon version as well.

Fans will be happy to find out that Audi will continue using the gorgeous wide fenders in the RS4, with the rest of the bodywork getting the usual updates for a more menacing look, including new bumpers, a rear spoiler and a diffuser along with a nice big set of wheels.

Our most recent intel tells us that Audi will use the twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6 petrol unit that debuted in the Porsche Panamera, unlike our previous reports that talked about the company using a small electric turbocharger along with a mechanical one.

This particular engine makes 434hp (440PS) in the case of the Panamera 4S but Audi is expected to give it their own tune for an output of more than 450hp. 0-62mph (100km/h) is expected to be dealt with in less than 4 seconds before hitting the top speed limiter at 155mph (250km/h).

Audi will of course offer the option of raising the limiter to 174mph (280km/h) if you want your Autobahn trips to be a tad shorter in duration.

The 2018 Audi RS4 is expected to debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, with the first cars to hit the road near the end of 2017.

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  • Tumbi Mtika

    Needs at least 500 HP. We don’t need another M3 here.

    The ATS-V also needs more power too.

  • KidRed

    mmmm, so sexy.

  • Kash

    I really think Audi would be smart to bring this to America. Do like Volvo and Merc are doing with the V90 and E63 estate, by order only. I can’t tell you how many people love the C63 but want a wagon, I can only imagine how many of them would buy this over the C63 sedan.

    • Six_Tymes

      my guess is, this one will be sold in the states.

      • Kash

        Audi said we’d either get a sedan or “liftback” so either they’re gonna build a RS4 sedan or we’re gonna get the RS5 Sportback, since they’re bringing the Sportback to America finally my money’s on that thing, plus it’s sort of the best of both worlds, looks like a sedan but can haul like a wagon, then with the RS7 also being a liftback it only makes more sense to pick the RS5 over the RS4 marketing wise.

  • Six_Tymes

    cannot wait. this is my favorite car from them.

  • SteersUright

    I dont see any “flared fenders” as the title describes! Why the heck aren’t the germans making their DTM style fenders on their highest performance cars anymore? I always loved that look on any performance car.

    • Jon Voigt

      Agreed!! I has the old RS4 with the amazing fenders and the RS5 dropped them!! Big loss, that was what made the RS4 look so amazing!!