Drive – Audi RS4 Review

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Is late really better never? Well, in the case of Audi RS4, it will have to do. The RS4 was in May and should have appeared on page soon after.

But it was pulled from our grasp, time following a test on a racetrack – arguably its habitat – that the tyres in need of dire

But what about the real where most of these are likely to spend most of time?

At $164,500, the RS4 costs $30,000 more than its S4 brother. Rivals in its sights BMW’s class-leading M3 ($140,000) and V8-powered C55 AMG ($159,500). A wagon (or Avant in Audi-speak) arrives

The differences between the RS4 and S4 are significant. An 4.2-litre direct-injection V8 debuts and the all-wheel-drive system has been Everything from the suspension and to even the seating has been for a more enticing driving

The visual differences, meanwhile, are but speak volumes about its vocation. The guards are pumped to accommodate a wider track and big rims, and the beautifully integrated spoiler and drainpipe exhausts add muscle.

Inside it’s A4, apart from some trim, a snazzy, flat-bottomed wheel and Recaro sports The latter grip the torso and feature inflatable bolsters for a hold, but make getting in and out a and are only manually adjustable.

The glory of the RS4 is undoubtedly its rev-hungry new V8, pumps out an astounding 309 kW at 7800 At low revs there’s nothing to what’s to come, but hold foot past 5000 rpm and the delivery spikes noticeably, the hardens and momentum starts with serious intensity.

Audi claims a swift 4.8 for the 0-100 km/h sprint, the RS4 in some serious sports car

A cool if somewhat gimmicky is the Sport button on the steering Press it and the throttle response is a flap in the exhaust is lowered for a sound and the seat sides you harder. Boys will it.

It’s not all good news,

Our RS4 quaffed nearly 20 L/100 km the urban section of our road loop, enough to drain the tank in little more 300 kilometres. After a stint of cruising, our average was a still 13.7 L/100 km.

And the six-speed manual shift, being admirably quick and feels a touch springy and

There’s no getting around the of the package – it’s on the The new quattro all-wheel-drive system the 50/50 front/rear split for a new set-up, and although you still get traction in slippery conditions the has none of the indifference of its predecessors asked to turn into a

Much better balanced, responsive steering, strong massive grip and a real of poise, the RS4 finally delivers the thrills that hot Audis threatened but never really in the past.

The pay-off for the RS4’s abilities is a somewhat restless and plenty of tyre noise, but the top A4 a sense of compliance and refinement makes it an entirely agreeable on a day-to-day basis.

Whether these newfound smarts elevate the RS4 to the top of the sports pile we can’t say, but it have to be in with a big shout.

and equipment

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

The crowning glory of the RS4 is undoubtedly its new V8, which pumps out an astounding at 7800rpm. At low revs there#8217;s to suggest what#8217;s to come but your foot past and the power delivery spikes the soundtrack hardens and momentum building with serious It#8217;s not all good news,

Our RS4 quaffed nearly 20L/100km the urban section of our road loop, enough to drain the tank in little over After a stint of highway our average was a still considerable

How it drives

Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

The new all-wheel-drive system forgoes traditional 50/50 front/rear for a new 40/60 set-up, and while you get brilliant traction in slippery the RS4 has none of the indifference of its predecessors asked to turn into a Much better balanced, responsive steering, strong massive grip and a real of poise, it finally delivers the thrills that hot Audis threatened to but never really in the past.

Comfort and practicality

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Inside, it#8217;s typical A4 from some unique a snazzy flat-bottomed steering and RS sports seats. The latter the torso securely, and feature bolsters for a tighter hold, but getting in and out a pain and are only adjustable. You also get a somewhat ride and plenty of tyre but the top A4 retains a sense of compliance and that makes it an entirely companion on a day-to-day basis.

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