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Audi RS 4 now also in Avant and Cabriolet versions

Audi will be completing the RS4 line-up this summer with estate and cabrio versions fo the highly-regarded 420 HP 4wd super saloon based on the A4. Both cars will be premiered at Geneva.

The RS 4 has numerous new features to distinguish it. Most notably, there is the V8 engine with an output of 420PS. This is the first time that a manufacturer has combined petrol direct injection with a high-revving concept. Engine speeds of up to 8,250 rpm are possible. Another highlight is the suspension with the latest generation of quattro permanent four-wheel drive and Dynamic Ride Control.

The Cabriolet and Avant have likewise been subjected to a rigorous regime of weight reduction measures to make sure that they are equally sporty. Even though the engineers have systematically applied lightweight construction principles, all RS 4 versions feature luxurious equipment that singles out the Audi RS 4 as a high-performance vehicle suitable for everyday driving.

Both versions carry-over the benefits of the standard production models (flexible seating and load capacity in the Avant, electro-hydraulic hood that can be opened entirely automatically in 21 seconds in the cabrio), and marry them to the best-in-class performance of the RS4 saloon.

Audi offers an extensive range of optional extras for the RS 4. They include the navigation system plus and the symphony radio system. On the RS 4 saloon and RS 4 Avant, various exterior mirror versions (optionally also with fold-in function), the sports suspension plus and the comfort package are also available. This comfort package comprises features such as cruise control and heated front seats.

Text - Classic Driver
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