2020 Audi Rs4 Ratings – 2020 Audi Rs4
Even stronger beheld adverse acknowledgment to new architecture accent
Powerful and efficient: Twin-turbo V6 with 331 kW (450 metric hp) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque
MMI touch: New operating arrangement and new RS-specific displays
The Audi Action GmbH has fine-tuned abounding accommodation of the RS 4 Avant (combined ammunition burning in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); accumulated CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (334.7 g/mi)) which was anew alien in September 2017. The anew advised advanced area and the adventurous autogenous with the new MMI blow operating arrangement accentuate the able-bodied aspirations of the success model, which has a allegorical band of ancestors. The high-torque twin-turbo V6 with a ability achievement of 331 kW (450 metric hp) applies an absorbing 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft in a ample agent dispatch ambit from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm. The RS 4 Avant will accomplish its admission at the DTM afterpiece at the Hockenheimring on 4 to 6 October 2019. Sales in Germany and added European countries will alpha in October 2019. The new RS 4 Avant will be at dealerships as of December 2019. Prices for the high-performance Avant alpha at EUR 81,400.
“Combining constant sportiness with absolute accustomed account may assume like an anarchistic abstraction to some, but to us, the high-performance Avant is one of the best concepts of our 25-year history,” says Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director of Audi Action GmbH. “As our abiding bestseller, the Audi RS 4 Avant contributes decidedly to the success of Audi Action GmbH.”
The advanced area of the new RS 4 Avant was absolutely redesigned. The RS 4 Avant differs appreciably from the A4 Avant. The Singleframe is added and adulate as compared to the abject model. Aloof like its big RS brothers, the RS 6 Avant (combined ammunition burning in l/100 km: 11.7–11.5 (20.1 –20.5 US mpg); accumulated CO2 emissions in g/km: 268–283 (431.3–455.4 g/mi)) and the RS 7 Sportback (combined ammunition burning in l/100 km: 11.6–11.4 (20.3–20.6 US mpg); accumulated CO2 emissions in g/km: 265–261 (426.5–420.0 g/mi)), the RS 4 Avant additionally actualization the three-dimensional bore anatomy in actualization atramentous that is archetypal for the RS archetypal series. To accord it a apple-pie look, the Singleframe is advised after a frame. The new eggcrate grille with the RS 4 adumbration is amid anon into the bonanza with the ample crabbed air inlets and vertical flaps.
The actualization of the LED headlights of the RS 4 Avant has additionally been redesigned. The another cast LED headlights with blurred bezels complete the revised actualization of the high-performance Avant and differentiate it aural the A4 family. The caster arches with the quattro blisters amid aloft are anniversary 30 millimeters (1.2 in) added at the advanced and aback as compared to the Audi A4 Avant. Actualization atramentous architecture elements positioned appropriate abutting to the headlights accentuate the aftereffect of amplitude of the new RS 4 Avant (combined ammunition burning in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); accumulated CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (334.7 g/mi)).
The actualization black, matt aluminum and carbon administration bales add alone accents to the applique in the sill, the exoteric mirror housings and the advanced and rear bumpers. Aloft request, the actualization atramentous and carbon administration bales additionally accommodate the Audi rings and the RS logo in atramentous on the advanced and rear. The RS badges can be bare absolutely for a added chaste look. The roof balustrade are advised in matt atramentous as standard. The RS-specific roof bend addle-brain and the diffuser admit as able-bodied as the chrome tailpipes of the RS bankrupt arrangement accord the agent a audible finish. The another RS action bankrupt arrangement with atramentous tailpipe trims creates a decidedly adventurous complete experience. The disciplinarian can adjudge whether they appetite a adventurous or chastened complete via the Audi drive baddest activating administration system.
With the 2.9 TFSI twin-turbo V6, Audi Action GmbH is architecture on the allegorical 2.7 liter V6 of the aboriginal RS 4 Avant from 1999. Aback then, the twin-turbo V6 had a ability achievement of 279 kW (380 metric hp). The new RS 4 Avant now outputs 331 kW (450 metric hp), which equals an achievement of 155.5 metric hp per liter. This allows the RS 4 Avant to advance from aught to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in aloof 4.1 seconds. The TFSI agent weighs aloof 182 kilograms (401.2 lb), which is 31 kilograms (68.3 lb) beneath than the V8 agent in the antecedent archetypal from 2012. This allowances the gross weight and the arbor amount distribution—two prerequisites for the absorbing performance. The twin-turbo V6 applies an absorbing 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft in a ample agent dispatch ambit from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm. The RS activating amalgamation increases the electronically absolute top dispatch from 250 to 280 km/h (155.3 to 174.0 mph).
The two turbochargers of the 2.9 TFSI are anniversary assigned to a butt coffer and anatomy up a accession burden of up to 1.5 bar. Like with all V6 and V8 engines from Audi, the turbochargers are installed aural the 90-degree autogenous “V” of the butt banks, and appropriately the bankrupt ancillary of the butt alive is on the inside, while the assimilation ancillary is on the alfresco of the engine. This blueprint enables bunched architecture and abbreviate gas breeze paths with basal breeze losses, acceptance the 2.9 TFSI to acknowledge decidedly spontaneously to movement of the accelerator pedal.
The high-output V6 impresses not alone with its able achievement but additionally with its aerial akin of efficiency. In the new WLTP alive cycle, it consumes aloof 9.2 liters of ammunition per 100 kilometers (25.6 US mpg), which corresponds to 208 grams of CO2 per kilometer (334.7 g/mi). This constitutes a burning abridgement by 17 percent as compared to the antecedent model. A absolute agency in this is the new TFSI agitation action from Audi, which is accepted as the B-cycle. It has been accurately advised for the partial-load range, which is the absolute operating approach during accustomed use. In the case of college endless and rotational speeds, the two-stage Audi valvelift arrangement (AVS) closes the assimilation valves later, thereby accretion the aperture continuance to a crank bend of 200 degrees. Simultaneously, valve lift increases from 6.0 to 10 millimeters (from 0.2 to 0.4 in). The butt allegation thereby increases accordingly—the agent revs up effectively and delivers an abundant output.
The ability of the 2.9 TFSI flows to the quattro abiding all-wheel drive arrangement via the adventurous eight-speed tiptronic. In approved driving, the arrangement delivers added ability to the rear axle. Its absolutely automated centermost cogwheel directs 60 percent of the torque to the rear arbor and 40 percent to the front. If causeless blooper occurs at one axle, best of the ability is automatically and rapidly redirected to the added axle—up to 70 percent to the advanced or up to 85 percent to the rear axle. The aerial locking ethics accredit a acutely authentic torque administration and awful absolute alternation with the ascendancy systems of the ESC and wheel-selective torque control.
Wheel-selective torque ascendancy is alive on all types of surfaces. Aback alive with a adventurous style, it brakes the the auto on the axial of the ambit actual hardly via the Cyberbanking Stabilization Ascendancy (ESC), thereby accretion the drive torque on the auto on the alfresco of the ambit with the college caster load. The aberration in drive armament turns the car into the bend, acceptance the car to chase the council bend precisely. The result: precise, active and aloof handling. The another quattro action cogwheel with RS-specific affability ensures an alike added activating acknowledgment aback accelerating in corners. It distributes the torque amid the rear auto actively and in a targeted manner, thereby convalescent traction, adherence and dynamics. Aback arbor or accelerating in a curve, the torque is predominantly steered against the rear caster on the alfresco of the curve—the car is actually apprenticed into the curve, eliminating alike the aboriginal adumbration of understeer. In case of oversteer, the action cogwheel stabilizes the agent by administering torque to the caster on the axial of the curve.
The arbor abstraction of the abeyance with five-link suspensions at the advanced and rear enables the optimal assimilation of longitudinal and crabbed forces. With the accepted RS action suspension, the Audi RS 4 Avant (combined ammunition burning in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); accumulated CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (334.7 g/mi)) is seven millimeters (0.3 in) lower than the S4 abject archetypal with action suspension.
The RS action abeyance added with Activating Ride Ascendancy (DRC) enables alike added active administration and is accessible aloft request. This chip cycle and bend balance consists of a appropriate damper arrangement that counteracts the movements of the agent anatomy with no adjournment after the use of electronics. Aback the agent is arbor into and traveling about a bend, the damper acknowledgment is adapted so that the vehicle’s movements about the longitudinal arbor (roll) and about the arbor arbor (pitch) are decidedly reduced. The dampers are anniversary affiliated aslant to a axial valve via two abstracted oil lines. The valves accommodate the all-important compensating aggregate via centralized pistons with the gas-filled alcove abaft them. Aback the agent is council into and traveling about a bend, an oil breeze is generated amid the aslant adverse dampers via the axial valve, appropriately creating added damping force. Aback one ancillary is cushioned, the damping characteristics are adapted such that cycle and bend movements are about eliminated. As a result, this awful acknowledging damper arrangement ensures that the RS models are decidedly absolute aback negotiating bends.
With the aid of Audi drive select, the disciplinarian can access the damper acknowledgment on three levels and thereby personalize the alive experience. The new bearing of dampers with chip valve is added bunched and lighter. In addition, it enables the damping armament to be advance alike added broadly amid the abundance and activating modes as able-bodied as added absolute abeyance acclimation for aerial damping forces, which action aback cornering at dispatch in particular. The result: The RS action abeyance with Activating Ride Ascendancy (DRC) ensures a clearly adequate rolling motion in the “comfort” setting. In the “dynamic” program, it delivers abnormally close alive attention alike aback cornering at aerial speed.
RS-specific activating council is accessible as an another to the accepted electromechanical ability steering. Activating council varies the council arrangement by up to 100 percent based on the alive speed, council bend and called approach in the Audi drive baddest administration system. At low alive speeds—in burghal cartage and in maneuvering—the activating council operates actual directly; all it takes is two abounding turns of the council caster to biking from end stop to end stop. The akin of ability abetment is additionally high, authoritative parking assignment a allotment of cake. On country roads, the artlessness of the council acknowledgment and electric ability abetment are bargain progressively. Aback alive at aerial speeds on the highway, the aberrant accessory arrangement and low akin of ability abetment bland out hasty council movements and abetment with assured directional stability. Activating council works carefully with the cyberbanking stabilization ascendancy affairs (ESC) to accomplish adventurous administration and alive safety. If necessary, it counter-steers slightly; its slight corrections, best of which are ephemeral to the driver, abate understeer and oversteer due to amount alterations in the all-inclusive majority of situations. Aback braking on alley surfaces with altered abrasion coefficients, the arrangement helps by agency of stabilizing council corrections.
The disciplinarian can actualize their claimed alive acquaintance via the accepted Audi drive baddest activating administration system. There are bristles profiles available: comfort, auto, activating and the customizable, RS-specific RS1 and RS2 modes. The Audi drive baddest activating administration arrangement influences the agent and manual management, the ability steering, the suspension, the activating steering, the quattro action differential, the agent complete and the characteristics of the automated air conditioning. The customizable RS2 approach exists accurately to access the Cyberbanking Stabilization Ascendancy (ESC) bound at the advance of a button.
The new RS 4 Avant is factory-equipped with 19-inch artificial aluminum 265/35 wheels. Various 20-inch designs are accessible aloft request, including a new absolutely formed five-arm caster corrective absolutely in matt bronze. It uses 275/30 tires. Able RS animate brakes with perforated blended disks ensure assured deceleration behavior. They accept a bore of 375 millimeters (14.8 in) at the advanced arbor and 330 millimeters (13.0 in) at the rear axle. The six-piston anchor calipers with RS logos are corrective in black, or optionally in red. Aloft request, decidedly fade-resistant RS bowl brakes accomplish at the advanced axle. The calipers are accessible in red, gray and blue. Their perforated disks accept a bore of 400 millimeters (15.7 in).
The Audi RS 4 Avant (combined ammunition burning in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); accumulated CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (334.7 g/mi)) actualization a atramentous interior. LED ablaze guides trace the contours of the doors and the centermost console—doing so in up to 30 altered colors in aggregate with the another ambient lighting package. The accumbent alignment of the apparatus animate creates a faculty of spaciousness. The disciplinarian and advanced commuter are accustomed by the aflame aperture arbor trims that buck the RS 4 logo. Aloft request, the RS architecture amalgamation adds some blush to the interior, with the RS logo featured on the centermost console, the armrests, bench belts and attic mats. The council wheel, selector batten and knee pads are all covered with Alcantara with red allegory stitching. In accession to the red, the continued RS architecture amalgamation now additionally offers accents in gray. As a new highlight for the RS architecture amalgamation in red, the bench brackets in the backrest are additionally accessible in the analogous color.
The 10.1-inch MMI blow affectation is the ascendancy centermost of the new operating system. It is amid in the centermost of the apparatus animate and agee hardly against the driver. The touch-sensitive awning displays a high-resolution clear action of an RS 4 Avant to acceptable the driver. The MMI blow affectation provides acoustic acknowledgment and takes over the functions of the antecedent rotary pushbutton on the centermost console. The disciplinarian can use the RS adviser to alarm up an overview of drive arrangement basic temperatures, best g-forces and advice apropos annoy pressures and temperatures. In the Audi basic cockpit, appropriate RS displays accommodate advice on annoy pressure, torque, ability output, agent oil temperature, lap timings, dispatch abstracts and g-forces. The about-face ablaze affectation prompts the disciplinarian to upshift aback the rev absolute is reached. The another head-up affectation additionally providers some RS-specific information, for archetype the about-face ablaze display.
With its austere hierarchies, the card anatomy of the new operating arrangement is tailored to the user’s expectations and aims for accessible operation. The accustomed accent ascendancy additionally understands abounding phrases acclimated in accustomed accent and bound translates them into commands. The aeronautics in the new RS 4 Avant is now alike added able and user-friendly. Audi affix and Audi connect added accommodate a host of online services, such as Car-to-X services, which booty advantage of the army intelligence of the Audi fleet.
The disciplinarian can activate the two RS1 and RS2 modes in Audi drive baddest anon via a new “RS MODE” button on the flat-bottomed RS multifunction action covering council wheel. This automatically opens the RS-specific displays in the Audi basic cockpit. The new aluminum about-face paddles are appreciably beyond than before. Aside from the council caster and the aflame aperture arbor trims, the RS action seats with another bore arrangement and the about-face aboideau additionally buck the RS emblem.
The RS 4 Avant (combined ammunition burning in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); accumulated CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (334.7 g/mi)) provides the aforementioned akin of accustomed account as the A4 Avant abject model. The baggage alcove has a accommodation of 495 liters (17.5 cu ft), which increases to 1,495 liters (52.8 cu ft) with the rear seats bankrupt bottomward and burden loaded to the roof. The baggage alcove lid and the baggage alcove awning are electrically operated as standard. Sensor ascendancy for aperture and closing the baggage alcove lid is accessible as an option, and a bivouac towing block that can be apart electrically at the advance of a button is additionally accessible aloft request.
Upon request, the RS 4 assists the disciplinarian in abounding situations: Added than 30 disciplinarian abetment systems accentuate the all-round characteristics of the high-performance Avant. The options are abbreviated in the “tour” and “city” packages. They accommodate the adaptive cruise abetment with stop & go action for automated ambit control, the circle assist, the lane change admonishing or the barrier warning.
Customers of the RS 4 Avant can baddest from eight acrylic colors, including the new apparent blush Turbo dejected and the new brownish blush Tango red. The Audi absolute affairs additionally includes abounding added customized acrylic finishes, for archetype Nogaro blue, fair effect. This blush already characterized the RS 2 Avant as the allegorical ancestor of all RS models aback in 1994.
Like no other, the new Audi RS 4 Avant stands for the aggregate of aerial achievement and accustomed usability. Its band of ancestors dates aback a abounding 25 years, to 1994, aback the allegorical RS 2 Avant was released.
1994 – Audi RS 2 Avant: Able trendsetterAudi set a able trend with the RS 2 Avant in 1994: It was the world’s aboriginal high-performance sports car with bristles seats and a ample baggage compartment. The characteristic exoteric architecture and the accomplished autogenous with its two-color attending and dejected Alcantara seats additionally helped actualization the style. The five-cylinder turbo awkward 232 kW (315 metric hp) out of 2.2 liters of displacement, accelerated the Audi RS 2 Avant from a standstill to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.4 seconds, and accomplished a top dispatch of 262 km/h (162.8 mph). Porsche AG supplied genitalia such as brakes and auto in its accommodation as development and assembly partner.
1999 – bunched displacement and aerial achievement in the aboriginal generationCosworth Technology Ltd, which was chip in the aggregation anon before, came into the account as a cooperation accomplice for the aboriginal RS 4 Avant. Together with quattro GmbH, the English aggregation fabricated the 2.7 liter twin-turbo V6 with 279 kW (380 metric hp) alike added able and torquey. The assimilation and bankrupt ports were revised in accordance with the achievement increase, the cross-sections of the air ducting on the assimilation and advance abandon was increased, and the ambit of the turbochargers were additionally expanded. The ability was bigger appreciably acknowledgment to beyond intercoolers that were optimized for burden loss. The RS 4 was appropriately advised for authentic sportiness after sacrificing any of its accustomed usability. It was in such aerial appeal that Audi angled the originally planned assembly figures.
2005 – Audi RS 4: Dynamics in three variantsThe additional bearing of the RS 4 was launched in 2005. It was aboriginal appear as a auto and Avant and was after additionally accessible as a cabriolet. In agreement of drive, it was able with the anew developed V8 high-revving agent with 4.2 liters of displacement. The absolute bang agent had an achievement of 309 kW (420 metric hp). This was the aboriginal time that a architect relied on the aggregate of gasoline absolute bang and the high-engine-speed concept, which was acquired from motorsports. This allows speeds of up to 8,250 rpm to be reached. Further technology highlights included the quattro drive with the absurd activating torque administration at a arrangement of 40 percent at the advanced and 60 percent at the rear, which was new at the time, and the another carbon cilia bowl brakes.
2012 – Audi RS 4 Avant: The activating advantageous vehicleIn February 2012, quattro GmbH presented the third bearing of the RS 4, which was offered as an Avant exclusively, at the Geneva Motor Show. Aloof like its predecessor, the archetypal was able with a 4.2 l V8 high-revving agent but with an added achievement of 331 kW (450 metric hp).