2016 Audi RS4 – first spy pictures show Avant in testing
Source : 2016 Audi RS4 – first spy pictures show Avant in testing
Performance variation of the Audi A4 will return using a turbocharged V6 engine in 2016; saloon variant to follow
The brand-new-generation Audi RS4 has been spied testing for initially in Avant form, prior to going on sale towards the middle of next year.
Although This particular prototype is actually badged as an S4, the extended wheelarches give This particular style away as an RS. Powering the brand-new style is actually supposed to be an all-brand-new turbocharged V6 with around 500bhp – meaning the brand-new RS4 will be competitive against its main rivals, the 503bhp Mercedes-AMG C63 S along with the 425bhp BMW M3. By comparison, the current RS4 features a naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8 engine with 444bhp.
Autocar revealed earlier This particular summer in which the next-generation RS4 could not only return in Avant form, however could also include a saloon variant. The decision to bring back the RS4 saloon – absent from the current generation – has been driven by markets such as China along with the US, where there is actually more demand for the four-door style. The Avant will continue to be sold, along with This particular is actually likely in which both will be offered from the UK when the auto goes on sale here.
A 2016 launch means in which the RS4 will join the range much sooner than previous generations of the performance-focused A4. The fourth-generation A4 didn’t get the RS4 variation until 2012, despite the standard car going on sale in 2008.
However, Horst Glaser, Audi’s head of chassis development, said demand has brought the brand-new RS4 forwards. “Our customers want the RS variation earlier from the product lifecycle while the auto is actually still brand-new,” he said.
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