The Audi RS 4 Avant (B8) is a sport version of the Audi A4 Avant (B8) estate/wagon. It debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and uses the Volkswagen MLB platform.
The Audi RS 4 Avant (B8) uses the Volkswagen MLB platform. The only transmission available for the B8 RS 4 is a seven-speed dual-clutch S-Tronic automatic transmission delivering power to all four wheels via the Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Sitting at the front of the RS 4 Avant is a 4.2L (4,163 cc) naturally aspirated FSI 32-valve V8 engine. This V8 produces 444 hp (450 PS; 331 kW) at 8,250 rpm and 317 ft·lb (430 N·m) at 4,000 - 6,000 rpm. Options for the B8 RS 4 include ceramic brakes.
The Audi RS 4 Avant (B8) is claimed to achieve 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h).
Around 7,000 units were built. None of them were sold in the United States.
The Audi RS 4 Avant is the ninth original Class C car, along with cars like the Lotus Exige S Coupe and Chevrolet Camaro GS. It was a high-end Class C car, but now it lies just below halfway, marked by the SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8. It is located between the Lotus Exige S Coupe and the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
The Audi RS 4 Avant has excellent all-around stats. It could be compared to its closest and perhaps fiercest competitor, the Lotus Exige S Coupe, to which it is near identical (in both performance and affordability). The Audi RS 4 Avant has a high nitro stat and high nitro efficiency, with an efficiency of 5/10/15, equal to that of the DS Survolt and Mercedes-Benz Biome, for example. This efficiency is slightly higher than the 6/12/16 of the Lotus Exige S Coupe. The Audi RS 4 Avant has more emphasis in its nitro stat than in its raw top speed. The Audi RS 4 Avant has decent handling, but far from the best.
The Audi RS 4 Avant is decent for Time-Limited Events. It is often able to the achieve the highest time rewards, but not always, as higher-ranked cars like the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series, Renault Alpine Celebration, and Sbarro Sparta have been introduced, raising the limits and toughening the challenges of Class C events.
In Multiplayer, the Audi RS 4 Avant, similarly to the Lotus Exige S Coupe, Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8, is outrun by cars like the Shelby Cobra 427, BMW M2, Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition, and Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic, leaving little room for wins.
The Audi RS 4 Avant is useful for Career Mode, due to having many races it can compete in, as well as due to its relatively cheap purchase and upgrade prices.
The Audi RS 4 Avant costs 49,000 to purchase, 213,800 to max out, and 136,080 for Pro Kits. The RS 4 requires four V6 Engines, contradicting the car's use of a naturally aspirated V8 engine. It also requires four Mid-Techs.