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 - 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
► 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant - DRIVING
The strong heart of the new RS 4 Avant has eight cylinders. The 4.2 FSI,
which displaces 4,163 cc, combines excellent pulling power with instant
response and an exhilarating willingness to rev, all backed by a widely
differentiated, musical sound spectrum. The V8 produces 430 Nm (317.15
lb-ft) of torque from 4,000 to 6,000 rpm and puts out 331 kW (450 hp) at
8,250 rpm. The maximum torque is 8,500 rpm. The naturally aspirated FSI has
a specific power output of 79.5 kW (108.1 hp) per liter of displacement;
each hp only needs to move 4.0 kilograms (8.82 lb) of weight.
The 4.2 FSI accelerates the new top model in the A4 family 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. The eight-cylinder engine averages 10.7 liters of fuel per 100
kilometers (21.98 US mpg) -- 26 percent less than the previous model.
The technologies from the Audi modular efficiency platform are behind this
impressive figure. The cylinder barrels and the chain drive are
characterized by minimal friction, and the oil pump is demand-controlled.
► 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.
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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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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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 RS4 Avant video review - www.autocar.co.uk
The new Audi RS4 has a lot to live up to; its predecessor is still vaunted
as one of the best RS cars ever. Can the new 4.2-litre V8, four-wheel drive
RS4 Avant impress?
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2013 Audi RS4 Avant ''Quattro'' 4.2 V8 450 Hp 280 Km/h 174 mph * see also Playlist
Audi RS4 Avant ''Quattro'' 4.2 V8 450 Hp 280 Km/h 174 mph 2013 * see also
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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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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.