By on February 15, 2012

A  4.2L V8 making 450 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. A 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. 0-60 in 4.7 seconds. Want to know more about the 2013 Audi RS4 Avant? Hit the jump to get down to the nitty-gritty.

Sitting 20mm lower, the RS4 Avant borrows the RS5′s powertrain but packages it in the wagon bodystyle we all love so much (but are constantly denied by certain European OEMs. Top speed is officially 155 mph, but Audi will remove the limiter to allow the Avant to reach 173 mph. 14.3″ brakes are standard up front, while carbon ceramic brakes are optional. Audi’s Drive Select, along with adjustable dampers and speed-variable electric power steering are standard. The torque vectoring sport differential is an option.

Audi says that the RS4 Avant will do 21 mpg combined – in line with a Ford Mustang 5.0 and 5 mpg better than a BMW M3. The RS4 Avant will set you back €76,600, or $99,461, but European car prices, like vehicle tastes, are notorious for not carrying over to our market.

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10 Comments on “2013 Audi RS4 Avant – Another Hot Wagon We Probably Won’t Get...”


  • avatar
    GiddyHitch

    Daddy like for the most part, but those wheels are spindly, those silver fascias are gratuitous, and those tailpipes are oversized and bizarre. Audi’s interiors continue to bore the heck out of me. Maybe I like the idea of this thing more than the execution. If only BMW would give me an F30 M3 wagon, I would only need one car … says the random Internet poster.

  • avatar
    Roberto Esponja

    Bah…to me, that is not a wagon, but a low crossover…whatever became of the somewhat-vertical tailgate? Jeez…

    • 0 avatar
      th009

      Audi’s Avant models have always had fairly steeply raked tailgates, so this is nothing new.

      And a crossover is just a wagon on stilts anyway. So a wagon on stilts without the stilts is … a wagon?

  • avatar
    frizzlefry

    I like the overall design. The RS6 has always been my “lottery” car. On top of the base price, I would have to pay to have it imported etc. And I cannot see any RS Audi being in my price range while having 60K or less on the ODO. So no RS for me in the near future. But I do hate the mesh grill Audi puts in their S and RS variants. Whats the point of having 450HP if you can’t mount laser jammers without cutting the grill apart? All the base Audis have great vertial slots for mounting jammer heads. But thats just my opinion :)

  • avatar
    Ubermensch

    Probably won’t get? Try definitely won’t get.

  • avatar
    SunnyvaleCA

    With quattro, 450 HP and DSG shouldn’t it’s 0-60 time exceed the Audi TT RS? Or is the wagon quite a bit heavier? Or is Audi just being conservative?

  • avatar
    acuraandy

    Ok, I understand the Euro is under assault, and Germany will eventually be left ‘holding the bag’, but almost $100k for a WAGON?!

    Sure, it’s a SWEET wagon, and it is extremely powerful, but still. $100k?

    Even if Audi brought it over to ‘the Colonies’, good luck selling very many. Well, except for federal gov’t officials, since they would be among the few who could afford it…

  • avatar
    Davekaybsc

    Not enough power, and definitely not enough torque. An S4 Avant with a Stasis ECU could easily catch this, for WAY less money.


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