The next generation Audi RS4 Avant has been speculatively rendered based on the recently unveiled A4 Avant (B9).

The next generation Audi RS4 Avant has been speculatively rendered based on the recently unveiled A4 Avant (B9).

It was only earlier today when Audi took the wraps off its all-new A4 and now we already have an artistic digital impression of the forthcoming RS4 Avant likely scheduled to come out in 2016 as a 2017MY. Production of the old RS4 Avant has been terminated recently, so Ingolstadt won't offer a compact high-performance wagon for quite some time, unless the market launch of the new RS4 will occur sooner than expected.

Its really not that hard to image how the range-topping RS4 Avant will look like taking into account the new A4 (B9) can be mistaken from a design point a view by non-car guys for a facelift of the B8. However, just like the A4, the flagship version will also be much lighter despite growing in size and more importantly Audi has already confirmed the normally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 engine is going to be replaced with a smaller unit, possibly a turbocharged V6.

Until the arrival of a new RS4, Audi will introduce next year a warm S4 which is expected to use an evolution of the current TFSI V6 3.0-liter engine.

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Audi RS4 Avant already rendered based on B9 generation