2018 Audi RS4 Avant pricing and specs announced

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Audi has announced pricing and specifications for its high-performance C63-rivalling RS 4 Avant wagon.

The fast wagon kicks off from $152,900 plus on-road costs, which rises to around $165,000 drive-away depending on state.

Under the bonnet is a 2.9-litre twin turbocharged V6 petrol engine producing 331kW of power and 600Nm of torque. Power is sent to the tarmac through an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission and a rear-biased (60% rear, 40% front) quattro all-wheel-drive system. 0-100km/h is covered in a spritely 4.1 seconds on to a top speed limited to 250km/h. Fuel use is rated at 8.9 litres per 100 kilometres.

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Visually, the RS4 can be differentiated from its regular A4 siblings by its wider wheel arches, oval-shaped exhuast pipes, black grille and performance wheels. Customers can choose between one of three alloy wheels and one of three exterior trim finishes: gloss black, carbon black and matte aluminium.

 

Standard equipment includes adaptive LED headlights, a panoramic glass sunroof, red brake calipers, an RS Sports Exhaust and a sport rear differential. Safety wise lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, forward collision alert, autonomous emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors and a 360-degree camera come as standard.

Inside, the RS4 gets the German marque’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument display, as well as Audi’s MMI infotaionment system, DAB+ radio, a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, leather sports seats with quilted stitching and a plethora of RS badges around the interior.

The Audi RS 4 Avant in on sale in dealers right now.

What are your thoughts on the price? Is it reasonable?

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