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Preview: 2013 Audi RS4 Avant
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Photos of the latest high-performance member of the 2013 Audi RS4 Avant, has now been fully revealed ahead of its world debut in just a few weeks at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The third-generationan model will be going on sale in Germany in fall of 2012 at price of €76,600.

The exterior design of the new 2013 Audi RS4 begins on the front fascia with a different front grille in a matte aluminum-look finish with a honeycomb insert. LED headlamps running lights are fitted around the xenon plus headlights.

Inside, the 2013 RS4 Avant is clad completely in black, a flat-bottomed leather multifunction sport steering wheel and a number of aluminum-look accents. Chrome trim accentuate switches and control elements, multifunction steering wheel up front. Other options include bucket seats or climate-controlled deluxe seats with a ventilation function.

According to Audi, the 2013 RS4 is 20 millimeters (0.79 in) longer and 24 millimeters (0.94 in) wider than the A4 Avant, but 20 millimeters (0.79 in) lower. The wheels measure 19 inches in diameter in standard trim with 265/35 tires, but Audi also offers 20-inch wheels with 265/30-series tires as an option.

Under the hood of the 2013 Audi RS4 Avant is a upgraded version of the old model’s 4.2-liter V8 engine that produces 450PS ( 331kW / 444 hp ) and 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) of torque. With the power on, the 2013 RS4 Avant can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62mph) in 4.7 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250kph (155mph). Power is sent to all four wheels through Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system.

The RS4 Avant features a revised chassis, mated to a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel-drive with up to 70 percent flowing to the front or as much as 85 percent with a default 40:60 setting provides.

The 2013 Audi RS4 Avant will be hand-built at the company’s Gyor, Hungray plant.

Photo 2013 Audi RS4 Avant

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