With the all-new Audi RS 4 Avant high-performance station wagon now on sale in Australia, we thought we’d share a bit more about this 2018 new-generation model with you.
The 2018 RS4 Avant is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, that produces 331kW of power and 600Nm torque – all models come with an eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive.
Standard features of the RS 4 include 20-inch alloy wheels, red RS brake calipers, adjustable sports exhaust system, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, adaptive rear LED indicators, adaptive sports suspension and tinted rear windows with acoustic front glass to name a few.
If you are looking for something streamlined and funky in the interior – then the Audi RS 4 Avant delivers. The standard interior kit amongst other things includes Audi’s virtual Cockpit 12.3-inch driver info screen, an 8.0 inch tablet media screen with sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone mirroring and a 19-inch speaker Bang&Olufsen stereo system.
Front sports seats with Nappa leather trim and honeycomb quilting are showcased with the ambient interior lighting system (with 30 different colour options!). A panoramic sunroof is fitted as standard but you can choose to rather forgo this option if not suitable.
In terms of safety the lengthy list of features include Audi’s pre-sense front system with auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a 360-degree camera with reversing camera and front/rear parking sensors, traffic jam assist, active lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, turn assist and auto high-beam lights. Rounding off this lengthy feature list, Audi has also added rear cross-traffic alert, multi-collision braking and Audi’s “exit warning system” – which flashes the ambient lights if an occupant is about to open their door into the path of oncoming cars or cyclists.
The new twin-turbo V6 model is priced at $152,900 (excluding on-road costs)