Auf Wiederschauen RS4; Gr Gott RS4
Audi has let slip that its bonkers super-sedan is getting the axe. Working to a strict one-model-at-a-time policy, Ingolstadt's extreme engineers are now focusing their energies on amping-up the horsepower in Audi's [s]overpriced Golf[/s] TT to create the TT-RS. According to South Africa's Cartoday,com, Q-ship lovers can turn to the S6, which offers almost as much oomph as the RS4– with a lot more weight in tow and about $25k more sucked out of your bank account. A forthcoming RS6 will eventually replace the S6 and RS4 as Audi's top tunermobile. Next up (maybe): the NEW RS6. And THEN we get the new A4, sitting on the new A5's platform, that [finally] repositions the engine back in the body a bit, adding a little mid-engine-esque magic to Audi's otherwise nose-heavy driving experience. All of which means that as good as the current RS4 is– and it's sell your kidney [shaped grill] good– the next gen should be a home run. Actually, the ball will leave the park, circumnavigate the globe, and return to smack the pitcher straight in the nose. To further whet your automotive appetite, our resident photochopper Andrei Avarvarii has prepared a little vision of the thunder to come.
Seems perfectly natural to me, but I learned German from an Austrian. I've gotten a few bemused reactions from Germans as a result, but "Guten Tag" just doesn't feel right. Then again, even English speakers are sometimes confused at my use of "howdy" or "aloha".
The RS4 is on my lottery winning/sell left kidney list, an Avant so it can be practical. But - RS6, yummy. V10 - Twin Turbos 572 bhp 479 lb/ft 0-62(100kmh) in 4.6 124 in under 15 Only one car beats it, the V6 TDI A6 Quattro I read about recently which makes 450 lb/ft and does 35 mpg.
If by "sell your kidney" you mean "sell your kidney grille." I love my (e36) M3 but the RS4 kicks the pants off the Bimmer (new or old).
Also, let's not forget Audi's HQ is in Ingolstadt, the city of Frankenstein - in Bavaria. So Grüß Gott is really appropriate.