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.
Oups! A few days ago, AutoCar reported that the RS4’s production will come to an end. And as a result you could see all over the internet the same news. After all it was something quite big. But as big it was, as untrue it was. Our mistake! But this is the powered of media! According to WindingRoad, this was all exaggerated. They also say that Patrick Hespen, Audi’s Media Relations and Motorsport Specialist told them: "Chris Bokich, my new boss and former A3/A4/A5/RS4 product manager for the (...) More
There is song that says something like this: "why do all the good things come to an end?" Really now, why? I think the RS4 sedan is the best thing ever happened to Audi. So, why in the world do they want to end it?! But they will: the RS4 will be soon out of production. They must have something really good in their hands if they come with such a decision! Powered by a 414 hp V8 engine, the RS4 is a real success all over the world. Reason why in the summer of 2006 the company added another (...) More
Powered by a supercharged 4.2-liter V8 engine, the MTM RS4 adds another 120 bhp (this means 535 hp) and 96 lb-ft of torque to the standard performance of the Audi RS4. And is priced at 20,000 euro, or nearly $25,600. The engine conversion uses a variation of the ultra-efficient Swedish-made Lysholm Technologies Twin Screw Compressor. Boosting at just 5.8 psi, this is a bolt-on conversion that does not require the engine’s compression ratio to be lowered. Cooling arrangements are (...) More
Everyone knows that the US market is by far the biggest market for Audi soft tops in the world. This is why was more than natural for Audi to bring the RS4 Convertible to USA. And they will, starting 2008. The US version of the RS4 Convertible will be limited to only 300 units that will only be sold in the US. Audi will offer the same colors as for the sedan version, but a titanium package will not be available. The RS4 Convertible will be powered by the same 420 horsepower V8 engine used (...) More
Audi will be the official automotive sponsor of Art Chicago, America’s longest-running international modern and contemporary art fair. During Art Chicago, Audi will introduce the Audi RS 4 Art car created by Brazilian-born Pop artist Romero Britto. Involvement in contemporary art and design has long been a component of Audi’s corporate culture – partnering with some of the world’s most renown shows – among them Design Miami/ 2006, the Armory Show 2007 in New York and latest Art Chicago. (...) More
Quattro GmbH is further enhancing the visual attractiveness of the Audi RS 4 with two new equipment packages for the sports saloon and the Avant. The Black Audi exclusive and White Audi exclusive styling packages offer sophisticated optional extras. The two paint finishes, Phantom Black, pearl effect and Ibis White, ensure a striking exterior design for the V8 models. The Black styling packages and the White styling package with an ibis white single-frame grille provide the quattro models (...) More
Audi brought the RS4 sedan to the US market last fall, and they announced that the convertible version will not be available in USA. But recently Audi has announced that the previous plan may be changing. The sport-ute-slaying wagon won’t be offered for the US market, but the RS4 convertible still has a very good chance of making it stateside. The RS4 Convertible will be powered by the same high-revving, 420-hp V-8 found in the sedan, and should wear a price tag of just over (...) More