Audi UK has announced the high-powered RS4 Avant is now available for order with a starting price of £54,925 OTR. First deliveries will begin in the autumn.
A wolf in sheep's clothing, the Audi RS4 Avant features a hand built naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 engine that produces 450 HP (331 kW / 444 bhp) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. Equipped with a seven-speed S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive as standard, the super wagon can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 4.7 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). With the limiter removed, the true top speed is 174 mph (280 km/h). Meanwhile, it's capable of a fuel economy rating of 26.4mpg according to the combined cycle test.
For optional items, the Dynamic Ride Control and dynamic steering options are available individually or combined as part of a new Sport Package, which also includes larger 20-inch rotor design aluminum or titanium-look alloy wheels to replace the standard 19-inch examples and a sports exhaust system that further amplifies the V8's distinctive engine note. The sports Package is priced at £2,250 - a savings of £2,915.
There is also an optional Technology Package Advanced which includes an upgrade from DVD to hard disk navigation, adaptive cruise control, advanced parking system with reverse camera, active lane assist and lane departure warning system priced at £1,420. When the individual HDD navigation option is selected, it is also possible to add Mobile Phone Preparation with Audi connect, which includes Google Earth mapping, Google Street View and Audi online traffic information service. It also allows passengers to connect their own mobile devices to the internet.