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 - 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 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT
The new Polo BlueGT stands out in its ability to combine superior dynamic
performance with extreme fuel-efficiency. The technical highlight of the
progressive compact car is the cylinder deactivation system, which is being
introduced for the first time in a Volkswagen -- also known as active
cylinder management or ACT. The system was realised with the new 1.4-litre
TSI of the Polo BlueGT. The torque-strong TSI develops a power output of
103 kW / 140 PS, yet has a combined fuel consumption of just 4.7 l/100
km/h* (equivalent to 108 g/km* CO2). If the Polo BlueGT is ordered with the
optional 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), fuel consumption drops further
to 4.5 l/100 km* -- and, bear in mind, this is a petrol, not a diesel (105
g/km* CO2). Nonetheless, this car, with a top speed of 210 km/h,
accelerates to 100 km/h in just 7.9 seconds. This uncommon coexistence of
efficiency and dynamic performance is enabled by the systematic interplay
of ACT, downsizing (reduced engine displacement plus direct injection and
charging) and BlueMotion Technology (Stop/Start system, battery
regeneration). As such, the Polo BlueGT closes the gap between the Polo 1.2
TSI (77 kW / 105 PS) and the Polo GTI (132 kW / 180 PS). The new car will
already on the market in July.
2013 Volkswagen up! 4-DOOR
The two-door up! by Volkswagen is one of the most important automotive
highlights of the past year. All signs point to a big future for the small
car. In Germany, for example, the up! immediately garnered first place in
its class in registration statistics. Now, in 2012 Volkswagen is raising
the bar by presenting, alongside the eco up!, the four-door version of the
city specialist. In May, the four-door version will arrive at the dealers;
advanced sales already begin on 6 March (both dates in Germany). Market
roll-out of the four-door car will be complete for all of Europe by early
summer. The four-door has the same engines (44 kW / 60 PS and 55 kW / 75
PS), equipment versions (take up!, move up!, high up!, black up!, white
up!) and dimensions (3,540 mm long, 1,641 mm wide without mirrors, 1,478 mm
high) as the two-door cars.
2013 Audi RS4: Racetrack - REV & Sound
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4.2-liter V8 engine that produces 450PS ( 331kW / 444 hp ) and 430 Nm
(317.15 lb-ft) of torque. It allows it to accelerate from 0-100kph
(0-62mph) in 4.7 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed
of 250kph (155mph). Drivers looking to take full advantage of the model can
request to have the speed limiter removed to raise the top speed up to
280kph (174 mph).
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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 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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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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NEU: Audi RS4 Avant
Rennsportler mit Komfort-Taste. - Die volle Leistung sollte man diesem Audi
besser nur auf der Rennstrecke abverlangen. Aber auch im normalen
Straßenverkehr bringt der Kombi jede Menge Fahrspaß.
V8 FSI mit 450 PS, von null auf hundert in 4,7 Sekunden, optionale
Spitzengeschwindigkeit 280 km/h, Preis: ab 76.600 Euro.