2018 Audi RS4 Avant Detailed In New Gallery [66 Pics]

As the new RS4 Avant hits the European market, Audi has released a detailed gallery of its new super-wagon.

Like the RS5 Coupe, the 2018 RS4 Avant drops the naturally aspirated V8 in favor of a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 with 444hp (450PS) and 443lb-ft (600Nm) of peak torque.

In fact, these two share the same oily bits, including the eight-speed automatic transmission (gone is the dual-clutch gearbox) and the Quattro all-wheel drive system that sends up to 60 percent of the power to the rear axle in normal conditions and features an electronically controlled rear sport differential.

The RS4 Avant does the 0-62mph (100km/h) sprint in just 4.1 seconds, while its top speed is, as usual, electronically limited to 155mph (250km/h). However, if you tick the optional RS Dynamic Package, Audi will raise the limiter to 174mph (280km/h).

The coolest thing about the RS4 Avant though remains the bodywork, and more specifically the 30mm (1.2in) wider wheel arches that pay tribute to the 1989 Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO racer. The front fascia with its more aggressive singleframe grille and massive air inlets as well as the standard 19-inch or optional 20-inch alloy wheels also distinguish the RS4 from its lesser siblings, along with a number of details that you can check out in the gallery that follows.

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  • Love the new Avant, Audi really know how to make fast estate… Only BMW M5 E60 that is close.

  • Bash

    Impressive..

  • Dennis James

    Not sure why they bother publishing new Audi galleries, we all know how they look from 15 years ago.

  • Bo Hanan

    I still like the original (blue) one. It was a hoot! It was also tuned by Porsche.

    • The RS2 Avant right? Yeah it was a damn good car, I remember when they are relatively affordable. But now they become collector item already.

      • TheHake

        Yup. Too late to buy one. Even that second gen with the 2.7 biturbo is becoming unaffordable.

  • xDRAN0x

    Hideous wheels, sadly

    • Eythan Aldrich

      Uh, I disagree with that…..and also nobody cares about that… -_-

  • WTF

    it looks better as a wagon than it does as a coupe…great looking car

  • SteersUright

    Wish they’d make a sedan version for the US.

  • TheHake

    Oh man! Want want want!

  • Miknik

    I think with half the number of front air vents it would look both classier (like older AudiS/RS) as well as generally better.

    That said, that classic blue with a chrome trim around the windows and matte alloy mirrors would still look nice…

  • KidRed

    I don;t like the way they did the fender bulges on this gen. Too boxy for the curves around the fender.

    • I actually like the arch and as the article suggest. It’s a tribute to great 90 IMSA GTO

  • Please come get my A3 and leave this wagon in return pleaaaase!

  • Six_Tymes

    although i have always loved this car, and wished i could afford one. along comes electric, and blows it away… maybe i’m wrong, and maybe not, but I think just a few more years from now, this will be an irrelevant car.

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