The Audi RS 4 Avant uses the same high-revving, normally aspirated V8 engine that powers the RS 5 Coupe. The 4,163 cc powerplant produces 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 rpm for a specific output of 108.1 hp per liter. Its maximum torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) is available from 4,000 to 6,000 rpm. The responsive V8 with its red-painted cylinder head covers accelerates the RS 4 Avant from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.7 seconds on its way to a governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph). This can be increased to 280 km/h (173.98 mph) upon request.
Hand-built at Audi's plant in Györ, Hungary, the 4.2 FSI engine combines its impressive power with exemplary efficiency, consuming on average less than 11 liters of fuel per 100 km (21.38 U.S. mpg).
With its high efficiency and long top gear, the standard seven-speed S tronic also contributes to the vehicle's good fuel economy. Drivers can let the lightning-fast dual-clutch transmission shift automatically or change gears manually using the selector lever or the paddles on the steering wheel. For explosive starts, drivers can also activate Launch Control, which manages the engagement of the clutch at an optimum starting speed and minimum wheel slip.
► 2013 Audi RS5 Convertible INSANE SOUND!!!
The four-seat convertible with a cloth soft top entices with a unique
combination of elegance and power. Its 4.2 FSI, a high-revving naturally
aspirated V8 engine, outputs 331 kW (450 hp). It accelerates the
high-performance sports car from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9
The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet measures 4,649 mm (15.25 ft) long, 1,860 mm (6.10
ft) wide and 1,380 mm (4.53 ft) high, and its wheelbase is 2,751 mm (9.03
ft). Eight exterior colors are available -- a monochrome color, four
metallic and pearl effect colors and three crystal effect paints. The soft
top is available in black, gray, red or brown. As options, Audi can install
a styling package in matt aluminum as well as an engine compartment design
package that uses carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials. The
car's drag coefficient is 0.34; underbody panels make a significant
contribution towards aerodynamic refinement.
Propulsive power for the RS 5 Cabriolet is supplied by a high-revving,
naturally aspirated V8 engine with FSI direct injection. From its 4,163 cc
of engine displacement, it outputs 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 rpm and
produces a maximum torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) between 4,000 and 6,000
rpm. The 4.2 FSI with red painted cylinder head covers that is manually
assembled in the Hungarian plant in Győr achieves a specific power output
of 79.5 kW (108.1 hp) per liter engine displacement; each hp only needs to
move 4.267 kg (9.41 lb) of vehicle weight. The long-stroke engine with its
aluminum crankcase breathes freely; flaps in the Exhaust tailpipes vary the sonorous acoustic
backdrop. As an option, Audi can deliver a sport Exhaust system with black tailpipe trim.
The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet rockets from a standstill to 100 km/h (62.14 mph)
in 4.9 seconds. The car's top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155.34 mph); at
customer request, Audi can Boost
this to 280 km/h (173.98 mph). The powerful V8 has a combined fuel
consumption of 10.9 l/100 km (21.58 US mpg). Its cylinder liners and chain
drive are optimized for minimal friction, and the oil pump is only driven
Customer deliveries of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet begin in early 2013 in
Germany. The base price in the home market will be 88,500 euros.
► 2013 Audi RS5 - INTERIOR
The vehicle's dynamically elegant styling also extends to the interior. The
standard sport seats with integrated headrests are power adjustable and
covered in a combination of black leather and Alcantara. Audi also offers
seat upholstery in Fine Nappa leather in a choice of black or lunar silver,
both subtly accented with rock gray piping. Other options include bucket
seats with folding backrests or comfortable, climate-controlled comfort
seats with a ventilation function. The interior is bathed in black, with
narrow chrome clasps at the switches and control elements providing
delicate accents. Inlays are available in a choice of carbon, brushed or
etched aluminum, a high-gloss piano finish or a light-colored stainless
The new leather multifunction sport steering wheel with its thick rim is
flattened at the bottom and features a new, even easier control concept.
The ignition key and the shift lever knob have also been redesigned. Even
the steering column stalks have been updated. The instruments have black
gauges and white lettering with special scaling. When the ignition is
turned, the red needles of the speedometer and tachometer run quickly up to
the limit before returning to zero for a touch of sporty flair. Typical of
all RS vehicles, the door openers are two delicate bars.
The driver information system with color display includes an RS menu with a
lap timer and an oil thermometer. It displays a special RS welcome screen
when the car is started. A piano-finish fascia in the instrument panel
frames the instrument cluster. The pedals, the footrest and the buttons of
the optional MMI navigation systems shine in an aluminum-look finish.
Aluminum inserts adorn the door sill trims, which are accentuated with RS 5
Audi also offers numerous exclusive features for the interior. A carbon
design package is available for the engine compartment, as are a variety of
styling packages for the body in black or matt aluminum look. A broad range
of high-performance assistance and communication systems round out the
optional extras program. Among these are adaptive cruise control, Audi side
assist, adaptive light, MMI navigation plus, the Bluetooth online car phone
and the Bang & Olufsen sound system.
► 2013 Audi RS5 - Full Throttle
The Audi RS 5 Coupé uses a high-revving, normally aspirated V8 displacing
4,163 cc. This engine is closely related to the V10 that powers the R8
high-performance sports car. The 4.2 FSI delivers 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250
rpm, with the peak torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) available between 4,000
and 6,000 rpm. The engine has a specific output of 108.1 hp per liter of
displacement. The potent response, the eager revving and the rich,
melodious sound mark the V8 as a thoroughbred racing engine.
Hand-built at the plant in Györ, Hungary, the 4.2 FSI launches the Coupé
from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds. Audi will increase the
electronically governed top speed from 250 to 280 km/h (155.34 to 173.98
mph) upon request. Thanks to the combination of technologies from the Audi
modular efficiency platform, which also includes a recuperation system, the
high-tech V8 consumes significantly less fuel on average than its direct
Buying a Audi RS4 - Melbourne to Sydney Road Trip
Buying a Audi RS4 and then driving from Melbourne to Sydney, over 1000km's
in 2 days, sunny Melbourne weather heading into driving on snow, lots of
fun, all distilled down to under 10 minutes of video.
If you like this video you might like the same trip but buying a Lotus
Exige S here http://youtu.be/7k9anKExPKg
Audi RS4 Avant roadtest (English Subtitles)
We danken Audi op onze blote knieën voor het feit dat ze gewoon een dikke
V8 in de nieuwe RS4 Avant hebben gepropt, want hiermee staat er een
serieuse sportstation klaar. Toch? We nemen Audi's nieuwste speeltje mee
voor een snelle wandeling door de Oostenrijkse heuvels. Feestje? Reken
Audi Pre Sense
Audi models equipped with the Pre Sense preventive passenger protection
system provide an elevated level of safety for vehicle occupants in certain
Depending on your Audi model, Pre Sense may include the following:
• Audi Pre Sense Basic -- triggered in certain driving situations when
the vehicle is traveling at speeds in excess of 20 miles per hour.
• Audi Pre Sense Front -- included in vehicles equipped with Audi Pre
Sense Plus and Adaptive Cruise Control, which combine to provide an
elevated level of occupant protection in the event of a potential front-end
collision with a stationary object or moving vehicle.
• Audi Pre Sense Rear -- Also included with Pre Sense Plus, which
operates with Audi Side Assist to alert you of a potential rear collision
with a vehicle approaching from behind.
Audi Pre Sense is just one more Audi-exclusive feature designed to protect
Audi occupants as well as other vehicles' occupants on the road.
Available on the Audi A6, Audi A7 and Audi A8.
The information within the technology tutorials must be used in conjunction
with the information in the Audi Owner's Manuals. Please refer to the
Owner's manuals for all information and warnings. By using these technology
tutorials, you acknowledge that you are aware of the warnings and
information that must be read within the Owner's Manuals and will use this
information to augment that material.
For more Audi Technology Tutorials visit http://audiusa.com/technology
2010 Audi S4 vs. 2007 Audi RS4
The Smoking Tire takes two hot Audi's, the 2010 S4 and the 2007 RS4, up
into the canyons of Malibu to find out how their newest sport sedan
compares to their best sport sedan.
Audi RS4 Avant vs Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer (Holden HSV Clubsport) - performance estate car showdown
The Audi RS4 Avant and Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer are both V8 high-performance
estate cars, but their execution couldn't be more different.
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It's amazing that two £50,000 sporting V8 estate cars can be as different
as the Audi RS4 Avant and Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer in character. The RS4 is turbocharged, four-wheel drive with a
seven-speed dual clutch gearbox and impeccable fit and finish. The Holden
HSV Clubsport-based Vauxhall VXR8 is big-hearted, rear-wheel drive, manual
and has a comparatively old-school interior. Steve Sutcliffe drove them
both flat-out to see if German precision could overcome the tyre-smoking
brawn of the 6.2-litre VXR8.
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Audi RS7, Flat Out on the Autobahn - /DRIVEN
Our transportation infrastructure is a critical part of society. It
influences every economy of the world. But what country has figured out the
most efficient way to get people and goods from one place to another on
In this episode of /DRIVEN, JF Musial takes the new Audi RS 7 on a dash
across Germany on the Autobahn. What makes it the best highway system in