Audi RS 4 Avant makes return at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Well course it's Nogaro Blue

Powered by the 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 from the recently revealed RS5 coupe, this latest junior super-estate has made its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the first deliveries scheduled for early 2018. With a 0-62 time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 174 miles per hour (if you option the RS dynamic package), this is Audi's new track-ready family hauler.

The new RS 4 Avant will be capable of doing the 0-100 kph sprint in 4.1 seconds as torque figure of 600 Nm is also over and above the previous model, and is available across a broad engine speed range from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm.

In the RS 4 Avant, the package will deliver 0-62 miles per hour acceleration in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

Set for United Kingdom delivery during the second quarter of 2018, the new model builds on the developments brought to the RS5 Coupe earlier this year with the adoption of a turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine developed in a joint venture between Audi and Porsche.

A stalwart of the junior super estate sector it's fair to say the RS4 has had an up and down success rate. "In common with all our RS models, it blends vast power output with superlative everyday utility".

Its front and rear arches are 30mm wider and it sits 7mm lower than an S4 thanks to the standard-fit RS sport suspension.

Further helping the new RS4 in the handling stakes is a drop in weight. A "Dynamic Ride Control" system with adapative, hydraulically-linked dampers is optional, with carbon ceramic brakes on "dynamic steering" also on the configuration menu.

Inside there's a flat bottomed steering wheel, of course, RS Sport seats and a healthy smattering of RS badges. Audi's new "virtual cockpit" instrument screen is standard, and features read-outs for g-force, tire pressure, and torque output. Old World buyers will need to put down a considerable 79,800 Euro-$95,417 at today's exchange rates-but a US model, if it happens, would likely start somewhere around $75,000. United Kingdom pricing has yet to be announced.

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