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 Nm) 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, with a starting rank of 1133, a MAX rank of 1339, and a MAX+PRO rank of 1469. The car receives +45 from Tuning Kits. The RS 4 primarly competes with the Lotus Exige S Coupe and Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.
The Audi RS 4 Avant, despite being heavy, doesn't have an overly slow rate of acceleration due to its mid-level nitro stat. It is, along with the Chevrolet Camaro GS, the most nitro-efficient original Class C car, with 5/10/15. The RS 4 also has a decent top speed for its rank. On the other hand, its biggest disadvantage is its subpar handling, heavily attributed to by its weight of 3957 lb (1795 kg). This leaves the RS 4 with a wide drifting radius, making it a car for more advanced users.