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All-New 2018 Audi RS4 Avant arrives from $152,900+ORC

The all-new Audi RS4 Avant has arrived in Australia priced from $152,900+ORC boasting 331kW and 600Nm wrapped up in a practical wagon body.

FAST WAGON. This is the family man’s sports car and right at the top of the tree is the new Audi RS4 Avant (fourth generation). This thing’s forebear, the RS2 and subsequent RS4 Avants are the vehicles that created the fast wagon scene, and this new uber wagon continues that by being gruntier and faster than ever before.

Under the bonnet is a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 (similar to the original 2.7L twin-turbo V6) making 331kW and 600Nm of torque (170Nm more than its third-generation predecessor). And it’ll get to 100km/h in just 4.1 seconds (0.6 seconds quicker to 100km/h than its predecessor) – this makes it the fastest-ever RS4.

This is only the second RS model to be built on Audi’s MLBevo chassis architecture and according to the tape measure the thing is 62mm longer, 16mm wider, and sits 12mm lower. The trademark blistered guards add to the thing’s hunkered down look, exaggerated by the 20-inch alloys filling the wheel arches.

Australian delivered cars are standard with adaptive LED headlights, matt aluminium styling exterior package, panoramic glass sunroof, red painted brake calipers and privacy glass. Also standard are a quattro sport rear differential, RS sports exhaust, and Dynamic Ride Control with adaptive dampers.

In terms of safety, the RS4 Avant gets just about everything Audi can throw at it, like active lane assist, adaptive cruise control, exit warning system so you don’t ‘door’ a cyclist, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, autonomous emergency braking, parking system with 360-degree camera view, and more besides.

While we can’t tell you what it’s like to drive, you’ll have to wait until next Thursday (31 May) for our first drive impression we can say that the RS4 Avant is on-sale now from $152,900+ORC and if you want one you’d better get your order in now, Audi already has 100 orders for the new RS4 Avant.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.