The new generation of the RS4 Avant has been recently unveiled by Audi, ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.
After a few images with the new Audi RS4 Avant have hit the web not too long ago, the German based automaker has decided to release more photos along with some official details on the powerful model. As you can see from the images posted below, the new generation of the Audi RS4 Avant’s exterior design is beginning with the large hexagonal grille with aluminum style finish, and it’s being continued to the LED daytime running lights, to the large air inlets, front splitter, which gives it the look of a racecar and by the company’s signature, the dual oval exhaust. We can also add in this list the large alloy wheels, sport seats, with bucket seats being available as an option, leather multi-function steering wheel and some aluminum accents.
Under the hood, the new generation of the Audi RS4 Avant is powered by the hand built 4.2 liter V8 engine, which is developing a total output of 444 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 430 Nm (318 lb-ft). The powerful model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.7 seconds before hitting the electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph), but the speed limited can be removed and the top speed increases to 280km/h (174 mph). The engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic transmission, which is sending power to the company’s Quattro all-wheel drive system with a 40:60 front / rear distribution. With the driving dynamics added, the power can be passed up to 70% to the front and up to 85 percent to the rear. All this power is available with an average fuel consumption of 11L/100km which is translated to 21.38 mpg in the United States. The starting price of the 2013 Audi RS4 Avant has been set at EUR76,600 and sales will begin in autumn.