2023 Audi RS 4 Avant [UK] - Front Angle

Audi Sport's RS 4 Avant is renowned for its exceptional balance of presence, performance, and practicality. Its remarkable blend of everyday usability and extraordinary potency has earned it a place in the brand's hall of fame. Now, the newly launched RS 4 Avant Competition takes this to the next level with a driving experience that is even more immersive and track-focused. This highly exclusive model is limited to just 75 units in the UK and is equipped with an array of visual enhancements and chassis improvements, including the RS Sport Suspension Pro, RS Sports Exhaust System Plus, and a top speed increase to 180mph.

As the successor to the iconic RS 2 Avant, the RS 4 has been a milestone model in Audi's range for over two decades. Audi UK Director, Andrew Doyle, notes that every evolutionary step has cemented their eminent position in the segment, and the RS 4 Avant Competition with its elevated performance and exclusivity continues that trend.

The RS 4 Avant Competition features an exclusive performance upgrade, the RS Sport Suspension Pro, which maximizes handling performance without compromising everyday usability. The coilover suspension is manually adjustable, enabling the driver to prioritize comfort or agility as required. The Competition model sits 10mm lower than a standard RS 4 Avant and can be lowered by a further 10mm by the driver. A higher spring rate, three-way adjustable dampers, and stiffer anti-roll bars guarantee exceptional precision, composure, and control.

The biturbo 2.9-litre V6 engine produces 450 PS and 600Nm of torque, with further improvements made to the transmission control unit resulting in shorter shift times and enhanced acceleration. The Audi RS 4 Avant Competition can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds, an improvement of 0.2 seconds over the standard model, with a top speed of 180mph, making it the fastest RS 4 Avant in the model range.

The dynamic steering is fixed at a ratio of 1:13.1, and the enhanced quattro sport differential ensures an increased degree of adjustability. A new data set in the control unit with revised parameters places more emphasis on the rear axle, and further fine-tuning to the engine control unit software makes for tighter load changes in S mode when "dynamic" mode is active. These chassis improvements result in improved handling and even greater precision.

The RS 4 Avant Competition boasts unique visual enhancements, including Sebring Crystal Black Paint finish, exclusive 20-inch Competition wheels with Pirelli P Zero Corsa high-performance tires, and red brake calipers. The front splitter, mirror housings, front air intake inserts, and rear diffuser feature an exclusive carbon matte finish, while the standard RS Sports seats feature a leather/Dinamica honeycomb combination upholstery that is exclusive to the RS 4 Avant Competition. Red decorative stitching and edging on various interior components add a touch of exclusivity.

Upgraded standard equipment includes an advanced key, the Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System, a 360-degree camera, and a multi-coloured extended LED interior Lighting Pack. The RS 4 Avant Competition is priced from £84,600 (OTR) and will be available for order in early September with first customer deliveries at the start of 2023.