Video: 2012 Audi RS4 Avant is a red mirage

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 23, 2012

The new video of the 2012 Audi RS4 Avant is a huge improvement over its initial driving footage, which just didn’t have anything special. The new one has been recut and it has now been given a techno beat while engine noise is heard. In the new video, the RS4 Avant traverses twisting mountain roads. We also see close-ups of the car’s details such as its LED lights, set of 19-inch wheels, and 14.4-inch brake rotors.

The aural senses get more excited with the sonorous exhaust note from the 4.2-liter V-8, which is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. As a result, it has an output of 450 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Power is distributed to all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive with a special torque-vectoring rear differential. Accelerating from zero to 62 mph takes less than five seconds.

Its top speed is 174 mph. When the seats are folded, it has a cargo area of 50.5 cubic feet similar to the regular A4 Avant. To differentiate the RS4 from lesser Avant models, it features a honeycomb grille, oval exhaust outlets, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, chrome-trimmed rear diffuser, and a revised lower front fascia that comes with gaping air intakes.

In addition, the 2013 RS4 Avant is positioned 0.8 inches lower with the use of a firmer, adjustable suspension. Audi seems to have gotten into the habit of using great editing and a techno beat to sell its products. Last winter, Audi did the same to its revised 2013 A5.

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