The Audi RS4 was originally introduced in 2000 as a European only avant model powered by a biturbo 2.7 Liter V6 with a pair of upgraded turbochargers and flared arches. The power plant produced 375 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque and would rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.9 seconds on its way to a 155 MPH top speed. In 2005 the A4 was redesigned once again and with it came a 4.2 Liter FSI V8 that made 420 HP with 0 to 60 MPH times falling around 4.0 seconds flat.
Audi has got a new body for the A4. With the new RS4 due in 2010, and tough economic times, how is an Audi dealership supposed to get rid of its current supply of the old-style $67,000 sports sedan?
Good idea: use tall inflatable manlike statute to flail arms and attract customers. Better idea: offer deep discounts off sticker price. Best idea: have famous artist Romero Britto use the car to create a one-of-a-kind piece of rolling art.
We spotted this car at a Miami area dealership. It is not a wrap or any kind of shortcut; it’s got raised paint and all. We were not given a final price, but expect to pay over sticker to take this home (his regular paintings go for five and six figures). Britto’s artworks are worth a smaller fortune. He has painted everything from CD covers, to dinnerware, to bikinis and murals. He even has a line of fragrances.
Fourtitude revealed the first official information about the future RS4 and RS5. It seems the car will feature the same V8 engine. Power will come from a 4.0 TFSI turbocharged engine, same that will be used for the next-generation A8. This means the output will be around 470 hp.
The engine will be mated to Audi’s latest 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission (a.k.a. DSG). The new RS cars will also benefit from Audi Drive Select (ADS) - controlling suspension, steering weight and ratio, throttle mapping, and shift points on S-tronic models.
Considering that spy shots of the RS4 have been circulating on the internet for a long time now, we presume the car is about its debut. Unlike the RS5, which there have been no spy images.
In order to update the looks of your Audi A4 Cabrio, Hofele, the well-known tuning company, unveiled their RS4 front bumper which updates the old A4 B6 8H Cabrio to the new A4 B6 8H Cabrio. According to the manufacturer the front bumper can be combined with the S4, RS4 silver and RS4 black front grill.
Made of high-quality material PKG, the front bumper from Hofele comes already painted and it can easily integrate OEM components like the parking sensors, headlights washing system and the fog lights. Additionally, the tuner offers also a light package consisting in a pair of LED day driving lights with five LEDs.
Even they have the same power and both features four-wheel system, the RS4 and the R8 are two different cars. But still, the RS4, a sedan for "sporty-dads" as it is called has the power to stand in front of the sporty R8.
Miami Auto Show is opening today and look what we’ve found on the Audi booth.. A nice Audi RS4 Convertible ! If you feel like cruising ’missile style’ with the top down. You need to get one of there ;) > Full story
It’s not the first time you’ve heard about the RS4 going out of production. But even if Audi denied those rumors, Autoblog.nl pretends to have the news directly from an Audi official: the RS4 will go out of production at the end of November!
Two of the most powerful cars ever: M3 vs RS4. The M3 is powered by a 4.0 liter V8 engine producing 420hp and makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4.8 seconds. The RS4 is powered by 4.2 liter V8 engine that produces 420 hp and makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in..., well you are right: 4.8 seconds. Winner? Watch the video and you will find out!
And if you enjoy the "musicality" of the French language when you should definitely watch it!
Few months ago there were rumors that the Audi RS4 will be discontinued and replaced by the RS6. In the end, it turn to be just a false rumor. Audi will present a redesigned RS4 sometime in 2008, after the next A4 will be unveiled.