By Brett Ward
The 2013 Audi RS4 Avant contains a vast number of improvements over its 2006 predecessor, and is also a very athletic improvement on the 2013 A4 and S4 Avant models. Its pacey looks mimic that of a race car yet is fused with practical design elements from a road car. The distinctive bumper features a large opening divided by crossbars that mimic the appearance of a splitter as seen on track cars. The flared wheel arches hint at the Quattro capabilities of the RS4 whereas the rear roof spoiler hints at the astonishing 173mph speed that the RS4 Avant is capable of hitting whilst also providing necessary down force and safety at these speeds.
The magic of the RS4 Avant happens under the bonnet. The 4.2-litre V8 FSI engine provides all four of the wheels with 450hp, which is controlled by its standard seven-speed S tronic transmission, which not only helps to put the power down to its full potential, but helps to provide exemplary fuel efficiency. The driver has the option to let the lightning-fast dual-clutch transmission shift automatically or change the gears manually using a selector lever or the steering wheel paddles, providing the driver with maximum comfort and choice of driving style.
Audi Drive Select features in full force on the RS4 Avant. With it the driver can choose from Comfort, Auto and Dynamic settings which determine the characteristics of the steering, transmission, throttle and suspension set up to accommodate how the driver wishes to drive at any time. Dynamic steering also features on the RS4 Avant as part of Audi Drive Select. This can change the steering ratio by nearly 100 percent depending on speed and can automatically countersteer slightly when cornering at the limit to provide maximum ease of driving and safety.
The 2013 RS4 Avant is a fantastic addition to the A4 range and provides true Audi racing pedigree with a high level of everyday practicality. And as an estate car at heart the RS4 Avant has a high quality interior. With heated front seats in black leather and Alcantara as well as a multifunction sports steering wheel and exquisite aluminium and piano black detailing, the RS4 Avant is the perfect place for passengers.
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