Facelifted 2020 Audi RS4 Avant Launches With Its Big Brother’s Looks

The veil has been lifted on the facelifted 2020 Audi RS4 Avant and as we expected, it looks very much like a smaller version of the latest-generation RS6 Avant.

Immediately differentiating the updated RS4 Avant from the outgoing model are the updated LED headlights and optional matrix LED lights with darkened bezels. In addition, Audi has updated the single-frame grille to make it wider and narrower and completed it with a gloss black honeycomb mesh design.

Also Read: Audi Confirms Next-Gen RS4 Will Get A Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain

Modifications are harder to pick from the sides although Audi does say that the front and rear wheel arches are 30 mm wider than regular A4 Avant models. Alterations made to the rear are largely limited to updated taillights and a new bumper and black diffuser design.

As for the interior, it comes complete with Audi’s 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen display as well as the company’s beautiful Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster. There is also a flat-bottomed three-spoke steering wheel clad in Alcantara.

The powertrain for the facelifted 2020 Audi RS4 Avant is the company’s familiar twin-turbocharged 2.9liter V6 engine where the turbos are located within the ‘V’ to make for a total of 444 hp and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque, allowing the car to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in a blistering 4.1 seconds.

Audi has not said if the facelifted RS4 Avant will make it to the United States like the RS6 Avant. What we do know is that sales across Europe will start later this month and the first dealerships will start taking deliveries in December. European prices start at 81,400 euros ($88,982).

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  • Six_Tymes

    I do love this, it looks fantastic. but I do wonder one thing, are the exhaust tips fake, yes or no?

    • Matt

      Exhausts are real on RS models.

    • Bananarama

      Don’t worry, the exhausts are real, but the little slit above the grille they added to mimic the RS7 is completely fake.

      • Matt

        It’s hard to tell from the photos if that’s true or not – either way it’s hardly unique in the industry to have superfluous vents used as styling treatments and not for actual cooling. To me it’s like a spoiler that doesn’t provide downforce – it makes the car look ‘sportier’, which for many is a positive.

  • Nordschleife

    Perhaps, but the RS6 is CLEARLY the more handsome brother.

  • Bo Hanan

    Front and rear clips are horrible.

  • Hoe

    For me it looks cheap

  • Vassilis

    If only they could recreate the B7’s magic…

  • xrnzaaas

    I don’t like the bar above the grille in all new Audi models.

  • Puddingpopper

    Still missing that hand shaker I see

  • botornot387

    this looks miles better than the A4 and S4.

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