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.
At a press conference presented by the MIDWAY GROUP and hosted by the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javitz Centre in Manhattan, New York, the Audi RS4 was declared the 2007 World Performance Car. The Audi RS4 was chosen from an initial entry list of seventeen (17) contenders nominated by World Car jurors from 22 countries throughout the world. While the winner of the overall World Car of the Year award must excel in a broad range of attributes, there is a segment of the (...) More
From an initial entry list of twenty-eight (28) new vehicles from all over the world, a short list of ten finalists for the third annual World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards were announced by the international accounting firm KPMG. The winners of the 2007 WCOTY will be unveiled during Press Preview at the upcoming New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) on Thursday, April 5, 2007. Vehicles are selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of 45 top-level automotive (...) More
Despite the fact that USA is the number one market for the Audi A4 /S4 Convertible, Audi has announced that the RS4 Convertible won’t be available on the US market. One of the main reason it is believed to be the big costs due to the strong Euro. So, markets like L.A. or Miami they will have to stay to the sedan version of the RS4, as the Convertible won’t be coming into dealers.
The Audi RS4 has scooped the prize pool in Australia this month, winning two prestigious motoring awards including Motor Magazine’s ’Performance Car of the Year’ (PCOTY), announced today. The RS 4 beat 22 deserving finalists at PCOTY, taking home the ultimate prize thanks to its winning combination of top performance, dynamism, driveability, design/function and value that made up Motor Magazine’s strict judging criteria. According to PCOTY judge, David Morley, “The RS 4 is not just a competent (...) More
Wheels24 made an online poll in order to choose 2006 "Alternative Car of the Year". At the finish line, the pert Peugeot 207 was named "gayest" car, the buff Audi RS4 strutted in as "straightest" and the scrumptious derriere of the Alfa Romeo Brera kicked butt for the "rear of the year" title. The winners of the four Road Angel GPS systems will be named shortly. Gay car votes Peugeot 207 : 7 155 BMW 3 Series Coupe: 3 378 Jaguar XK: 2 (...) More
I know the title is very confusing, but there are two different rumors about that: one saying that Audi has no plans of adding the RS4 Convertible to the USA line-up (WardsAuto) and another one saying that Audi of America is seriously considering the RS 4 Cabriolet for the American market (Fourtitude). The RS4 cabriolet is powered by a 4.2L FSI V-8 engine with an output of 420 hp is only available in Europe for (...) More
The Audi RS4 is offered for the first time in three different body versions. No matter if a sedan, station wagon or convertible, the RS4 offers new dimensions in driving dynamics by combining innovative ideas. The exciting looks of all three versions and exquisite level of equipment that stands up to for the uppermost opulence standards make the RS4 line-up, the latest high-performance products from quattro (Audi’s sports division) to stand among the most desirable vehicles on the market.