Impressive Estate from Audi

The Audi RS 4 Avant.
The Audi RS 4 Avant.

Estate cars don’t come much more exciting than this. Audi Ireland has announced the pricing of the new Audi RS 4 Avant, which combines breath-taking driving performance with accessibility for everyday use. Here is a car for the purist at a price for the well-heeled.

This is the fourth generation Audi model, which made its world debut at this year’s International Motor Show in Frankfurt and it will retail at hefty €102,350 and will be available to order before the end of the year.

What makes this car work for those who will adore it is a newly developed 2.9-litre TFSI engine that delivers a balance of both torque and efficiency. From 1,900 to 5,000 rpm, the V6 twin turbo sends a powerful 600 Nm of torque to the wheels, which represents 170 Nm more than its predecessor

It has a power output of a whopping 450hp, will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds – that is 0.6 tenths faster than before. The new Audi RS 4 Avant uses just 8.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, which represents a 17% reduction in fuel consumption compared with the previous model.

If all that power and pace isn’t enough to convince you to part with the cash, then its sleek and sporty exterior with striking air inlets with typical RS honeycomb structure should catch the eye. Together with the wide, flat singleframe grille, the front of the car is inspired by the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.