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2018 Audi RS4 Avant and RS5 Coupe get Carbon Edition bodywork

Were you ever a fan of the Audi RS4 Avant or the RS5 Coupe? If you were, we have something even flashier for you - that is if you are the kind of person who likes to stand out of the crowd. It is the all new Carbon Edition for both high-performance models. Instantly, you would think of a massive weight loss, but that is not all because the vehicles will also come with an RS sport exhaust and matrix LED headlights.

Given that name, we would expect the models to have a body that has been given carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) components. True enough, certain parts including the front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser insert and mirror caps have all been swapped with carbon fiber. There is also some noticeable carbon fiber trim on the interior and the engine cover. The RS5’s roof has been replaced by this, saving it a total of 6 pounds 10 ounces (3 kilograms).

Other than the carbon fiber bits, the Carbon Edition also includes a few other accents to add some style to the car. The radiator grille on the front fascia now has a matte aluminum finish, and matte titanium materials can be found on the Quattro logo as well as the window surrounds. To finish this off, the windows had been given a darker tint as well.

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Audi unwraps 4th-gen Audi RS 4 Avant at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Audi signaled the official return of the Audi RS 4 Avant by unveiling the fourth generation of the high-performance sedan at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. With a starting price of EUR79,800, the new 2018 Audi RS 4 Avant fuses dynamic high performance with everyday usability.

Audi will open the order book for the new RS 4 Avant in the fall, with the first units set to arrive at dealers in Germany and Europe in the first months of 2018.

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Audi RS4 Avant and RWD R8 GT are expected to debut at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

A lot of us are very excited for the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show scheduled to take place in a few weeks. We’re all psyched up to see what cars will debut, which concepts we will see, and what surprises will be in store for us. Here is one thing though, reports suggest that Audi may have something very exciting for the IAA. It’s perfectly timed too as this show is organized to happen only once every two years, alternating with the Paris Motor Show.

There have been earlier news which said that Audi will finally be introducing the production version of the RS4 Avant as a replacement for the RS5 Coupe. Both models come with the same biturbocharged 2.9 liter V6 engine, giving out as much as 450 horsepower and 443 pound feet (600 Newton metres) of torque, paired with an eight speed automatic that gives power to the Quattro all-wheel-drive setup - just like the first ever RS5 Sportback.

Since they will be carrying the same engine, expect the RS4 Avant to perform just like its two-door sibling, except it might take a little longer when doing the 0 to 62 mile per hour sprint) 100 kilometers per hour because of its weight. The RS5 Coupe does the sprint in 3.9 seconds, so the RS4 Avant may hit 62 mph in 4 or 4.1 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour). This can be pushed even further to a maximum of 174 mph (280 kph) with the dynamic package.

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Six new Audi RS models are on the way

Audi refreshes its portfolio as its go-faster division officially announces the release of six new RS models by the end of 2018. That’s quite a huge number of cars to develop simultaneously. Now, should main competitors BMW and Mercedes-Benz be wary of Audi’s upcoming projects?

Ex-Lamborghini boss, and now Audi Sport’s CEO, Stephan Winkelmann confirms this news in an interview with Car & Driver, just after saying that he was not interested in developing the Sports Quattro and had other things to focus on. He continues by saying that they are working on a crossover that is due in no time. Here, he refers to the upcoming Q-badged models that will top the current RS models.

So let us discuss these models one by one. Although Winkelmann did not specify which SUVs, it’s not that hard to guess. In fact, the company did mention in 2015 that an RS Q5 and Q7 would be a good idea. Other than that, they did release a concept earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, which they called the Q8 Sport Concept. Therefore, this may already be hinting at a possible RS version of the unreleased SUV.

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We really couldn’t deny that quite a number of Audi customers and would-be-buyers are intently waiting for higher performance RS versions of the Audi A4 and A5. Of course, these customers are also intently waiting for juicier details about the next RS models from Audi Sport.

Now, we just received some juicy information regarding the Audi RS4 Avant, RS5 Coupe, and RS5 Sportback. The information came in the form of an image as well as a slideshow from a presentation conducted by an Audi dealer in Norway. These aren’t complete information, but will be enough to quench our craving while we wait for the official details.

Thanks to the leak from the presentation this particular dealer, we now know the power ratings for the new Audi RS4 Avant and the RS5 Coupe, as well as the RS5 Sportback. Back in September 2016, Stephan Reil -- head of engineering Audi's Quattro GmbH division – disclosed that the new Audi RS4 Avant and the RS5 Coupe would be powered by the same engine that serves as the core of the Porsche Panamera 4S.

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The Audi RS4 Avant was introduced in 2012, carrying a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 engine that produces 444 hp. The engine is capable to push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. As usual, tuning companies push the vehicles even further and now, B&B decided to take a closer look as the RS4 Avant.

So, if you want more, B&B offers the Stage 1, which brings to vehicle to 470 hp as well as 450 Nm of torque and a top speed of 280 km/h or 174 mph. Stage 1 is priced at 1,950 euros. Stage 2 costs 2,950 euros and boosts the output to 480 hp and 458 Nm of torque, while top speed is increased to 280 km/h or 174 mph.

Stage 3 is priced at 6,500 euros and upgrades the V8 engine to 492 hp and 465 Nm of torque, with a maximum speed limited at 280 km/h or 174 mph. Stage 4 costs an impressive 11,950 euros, brings 503 hp and a maximum torque of 475 Nm and a top speed limited at 280 km/h or 174 mph.

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Audi has just unveiled the RS4 Avant Nogaro Selection, a vehicle that celebrates the first RS model, the Avant RS2. Set to make its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next month, the new RS4 Avant Nogaro Selection comes with a customized Nogaro blue, pearl effect paint finish, reminiscent of the RS2.

Moreover, the vehicle comes with a frame and use of the Singleframe grille, as well as the window slot trims painted high-gloss black, while the roof rails are painted in matt black. At the rear, we find the RS sport exhaust system, which terminates in two oval, high-gloss black tailpipe trims.

As expected, the Audi RS4 Nogaro Selection comes with plenty of standard equipment such as Audi drive select dynamic driving system and Audi MMI navigation. As an option, Audi offers the Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) or the dynamic steering.

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Are you up for a game of paintball while on board high-powered wagons? This may soon be a possibility as Audi recently installed paintball guns on two RS 4 Avants. A video was also released of the pint-sized A1 Quattro that is drifting through Munich rather than San Francisco. Audi installs big M2 machine gun paintball gun replicas on the hood of each 450-hp 4.2-liter V-8-powered all-wheel-drive RS 4 Avant.

Each vehicle has been fitted with guns filled with paintballs. These would then be hooked up to a red trigger in the cabin. The RS 4 Avants will get countermeasures as well as several additional surprise items.

The video uses the ’80s classic “Scarface (Push It To The Limit)” soundtrack. Audi has also released another video. This time, an A1 Quattro is featured. It does its best Gymkhana impressions while drifting through Munich, Germany to a Dubstep track.

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ABT Sportsline is now offering a tuned version of the latest Audi RS4 Avant – the ABT RS4. True, since its introduction in 1999, the Audi RS4 has been one of the menacing sports cars in the road, and each new version is updated with a meaner specs. For instance, the RS4 is now powered by a 4.2l V8 with 450 hp (331 kW) and accelerates faster than previous generations.

However, there is one number that did not change through the years – the Audi RS4’s top speed of 250 km/h, no thanks to the factory electronic speed limiter. ABT Sportsline, however, pared down the electronic speed limiter to allow the tuned unit, the ABT RS4, to reach a top speed of almost 290 km/h. This makes any driver fond of the Audi RS4 to be filled with driving excitement as the limit has been uprated. To make the ABT RS4 sound meaner and more menacing, ABT Sportsline has also made available an optional stainless-steel exhaust system.

ABT Sportsline replaced the system from the catalytic converter with optimized components to allow the vehicle’s powerful V-8 engine to make the right sound. The Bavaria-based tuner offers a TÜV approval for this “brass instrument.” While the standard RS4 Avant is definitely an eye-catcher thanks to its stylish looks, ABT Sportsline managed to the tuned more visually captivating through its wheel houses.

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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.

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Audi is introducing the third-generation RS 4 Avant, a modern classic model from the automaker that combines high performance with great everyday practicality. It is fitted with a 4.2-liter V8 powerplant that generates 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 rpm for a specific output of 108.1 hp per liter. This engine is the same normally aspirated and high-revving V8 engine that runs the RS 5 Coupe. The Audi RS 4 Avant is scheduled to be delivered starting in fall this year in Germany, costing as low as €76,600.

From 4,000 to 6,000 rpm, the engine achieves its maximum torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft). The 4,163 cc engine enables the RS 4 Avant to accelerate to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) from a standstill in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).

Top speed of up to 280 km/h (173.98 mph) is also available upon request. The 4.2 FSI engine is hand-built at the automaker's Györ facility in Hungary. It boasts of having excellent efficiency, consuming not more than 11 liters of fuel per 100 km (21.38 U.S. mpg) on average. With the long top gear and high efficiency, the standard seven-speed S tronic is also responsible for the automobile's exemplary fuel economy.

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Audi has announced it will sell the new V8 engine-powered RS4 in Avant form only, just like the original model that was launched in 2000. Audi plans to unveil the third and latest generation of the model at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, slated on March 8 to 18, before rolling the RS4 Avant out to European retailers in mid-2012.

 Although Audi has yet to announce whether to introduce the RS4 Avant in North America, there are indications that the sports compact, which is based on the same all-wheel-drive mechanical package used by the RS5 Coupe, would not be sold in the continent.

The company’s decision to produce the RS4 in Avant or wagon form is an offshoot of an earlier decision to expand the RS5 beyond the current single coupe model. Unlike the RS4 Avant, RS5 cabriolet and sportback models would be included in the carmaker’s North American line-up before the end of 2012, insiders revealed. The RS5 sportsback is set to occupy the spot of an earlier RS4 sedan as both carry a four-door lay-out.

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It was not a secret that Audi is working on a new RS4 and that this model will be offered only in the Avant form, right? Well, today the first images with the new 2012 Audi RS4 Avant emerged on the web and honestly to tell you the car looks amazing. Under the hood, we find the 4.2-liter V8 engine, found also on the RS5, delivering 450 hp and 430 Nm of torque.

The engine is mated to an S-tronic gearbox and can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.7 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h.

Regarding the design, the 2012 Audi RS4 Avant comes with a new body kit consisting of a new front bumper, new side sills, a new rear apron and a new set of 19-inch alloy wheels.

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Audi announced that in its next generation of RS-badged A4s, the new RS4 is restricted to just a five-door Avant bodystyle. There are mainly three reasons. The first is that hot Avant models have sold more units than saloon versions throughout history. Secondly, the S5 Sportback provides a performance four-door alternative.

Thirdly, the market is distancing itself from hot four-doors. Stephan Riel, the boss of Audi’s quattro division, said that the RS4 Avant will be continued. This makes up the majority of sales in Europe but its research indicates that the market for a saloon version has become quite limited.

This decision is also in line with Audi’s heritage of hot estates. In three-generations only the last model included an RS4 saloon. The new RS4 Avant, which will make its debut at Geneva, is fitted with the RS5’s 4.2-litre V8, which has an output of 444bhp and 317lbft. This same engine had been used on the last-gen RS4, but its output was lower by 28 bhp.

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