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Nuvolari
02-21-2005, 04:03 PM
This is the new <B>AUDI RS4</B> !!!<p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rs1_450.79932.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rs5_450.79940.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rs4_450.79938.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de</A><p><br>New dimensions in driving dynamics combined with innovative ideas and concepts  and, in addition, exciting lines and a level of equipment living up to even the highest luxury performance standards: The new Audi RS 4 combines the latest high-performance motoring qualities offered by quattro GmbH in a thoroughbred sports saloon with supreme everyday driving qualities in the premium segment. Indeed, the new RS 4 is the top-of-the-range model in the A4 series, a development all-new from the ground up.<p>Numerous technical achievements  many of which hail from motorsport  give the new Audi RS 4 its unique class and character. These features include the high engine speed concept now being introduced for the first time in a production Audi, innovative FSI technology, as well as the latest generation of quattro drive with asymmetric/dynamic distribution of torque. Developing a maximum output of 420 bhp, the V8 revs up to a speed of 8250 rpm. With its displacement of 4163 cc, this outstanding engine exceeds the magical barrier of 100 bhp per litre truly outstanding in a production saloon. Maximum torque of 430 Nm comes at 5500 rpm in this very compact engine, with 90 per cent of the engines torque consistently available between 2250 and 7600 rpm. The result is excellent muscle and pulling force at all times, enabling the driver whenever he  or she  wishes to drive in truly relaxed style without frequent gear changes. <br>Audi has chosen its trendsetting and groundbreaking FSI technology for the RS 4 saloon, direct gasoline injection ensuring even more effective combustion of the fuel/air mixture and, as a result, an even better power yield. This is matched by the highly responsive development of power, the RS 4 accelerating to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and reaching 200 km/h in 16.6 seconds. Top speed is cut off electron-ically at 250 km/h.<p>Audis FSI technology has already proven its qualities impressively in Audis four-time Le Mans winner, the Audi R8.<p>A further essential point in the brief given to Audis development engineers was to optimise the cars power-to-weight ratio, avoiding every superfluous gram on the Audi RS 4. Accordingly, virtually every component was checked and cross-checked for minimum weight. The front wheel arches and the engine compartment lid are therefore made of aluminium, just like most components on the chassis and suspension. The specially designed RS bucket seats, in turn, are not only very light, but also offer extremely good body support in every situation.<p>The result is a power-to-weight ratio of just 3.93 kilos per bhp  a figure truly reminiscent of a thoroughbred sports car, which would not even have been conceiv-able just a few years ago in a midrange saloon. <br>New generation of quattro driveDesign<p>The RS 4 features racing technology in civilian clothes. While many of its features look similar to the new Audi A4, the RS 4 is far more than just a fast derivative of Audis highly successful midrange saloon. Quite simply because the car is an almost entirely brand-new development tailored to the highest performance requirements. <p>The single-frame radiator grille, the rear section with the distinctly horizontal orientation of the cars lines, and the side surfaces with the shoulder line plastically filling in the cars contours, all prove that the RS 4 is a member of the A4 family. However, the radiator grille in diamond look, the additional air intake scoops in the front section, as well as the wheels developed specifically for the RS 4, clearly set the car aside from a normal Audi A4. <p>The newly designed rear air dam encompassing two extra-large tailpipes as well as the discreet but highly effective spoiler integrated in the luggage compartment lid and the rear side panels all bear clear testimony to the saloons dynamic driving potential also in terms of their looks. Compared with the Audi A4, the entire body of the car has been lowered by 30 millimetres. And at the same time the development engineers at quattro GmbH have widened the cars track both front and rear. At the end of the day, however, all these modifications to the body of the car are significant not only in terms of design, but also above all in terms of function.<br>Inside, the RS 4 combines the straightforward function of a sports car with the luxurious ambience so typical of all Audi models. The dominating materials are leather, aluminium, and carbon. But at the same time the RS 4 comes with all the additional qualities so typical of a genuine sports car.<p>This superiority becomes clear immediately when you take your seats in the car: The RS bucket seats with their high side sections provide excellent support. A further feature of these bucket seats is the control button on each seat for inflating the side support elements adjusting perfectly to the drivers anatomy. The sports steering wheel tapering down at the bottom and the engine starter button on the centre console, in turn, are also clearly reminiscent of motorsport, just like the aluminium pedals.<p>You start the engine of the Audi RS 4 by pressing the starter button housed conveniently in the centre console right next to the driver. Pressing the sports button in the steering wheel, in turn, the driver is able to modify the gas pedal control map, giving the engine even sharper and more direct response.<br>Features and Equipment<p>Driving the Audi RS 4 means driving a sports car without making any concessions. Right from the start, therefore, the RS 4 comes with virtually all the features already boasted by the Audi A4. Apart from a wide range of advanced safety components, this also means high-comfort automatic air conditioning, central locking with remote control, and electric window lifts at the front. Further features of the RS 4 include the acoustic parking system at the front and rear, the Concert radio system, as well as sports suspension with variable damper control (DRC). Furthermore, the purchaser of an Audi RS 4 can also opt for a particularly high standard of comfort amenities such as Audis navigation system plus or dynamic adaptive light headlights literally guiding the driver round bends in the road.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/artman/uploads/011__scaled_600_007_001.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/artman/uploads/003__scaled_600_017_001.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: <A HREF="http://www.vwvortex.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vwvortex.com</A><p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Nuvolari at 3:21 PM 2/21/2005</i>

1966_GTO_
02-21-2005, 04:05 PM
Love the wheels and vents on the end of the bumper. Can't wait to see one in person.

T.B.
02-21-2005, 04:07 PM
V8 420HP 430Nm<br>4.8sec from 0-100 km/h<br>16.6sec from 0-200km/h<br>max. speed 250km/h (limited)<p><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/generated//Audi/A4-S4-RS4%20(B5,%20B6%20and%20B7)/RS4%20(B7)/Sedan%20-%20EU/001__scaled_600.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/generated//Audi/A4-S4-RS4%20(B5,%20B6%20and%20B7)/RS4%20(B7)/Sedan%20-%20EU/002__scaled_600.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://s117957141.onlinehome.us/Audi/25quattro/RS4050002.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://s117957141.onlinehome.us/Audi/25quattro/RS4050003.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://s117957141.onlinehome.us/Audi/25quattro/RS4050010.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://s117957141.onlinehome.us/Audi/25quattro/RS4050012.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Hi-res pics: <A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/gallery2.php?mode=album&album=/Audi/A4-S4-RS4%20(B5,%20B6%20and%20B7)/RS4%20(B7)/Sedan%20-%20EU#" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/gall...20EU#</A><p><br><i>Modified by Tine at 12:15 AM 2/22/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Tine at 12:19 AM 2/22/2005</i>

Charger
02-21-2005, 04:27 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1966_GTO_</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Love the wheels and vents on the end of the bumper. Can't wait to see one in person.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Totally agree. Those vents look killer. And those rims are awesome. Now this is a sports sedan <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

Tidal
02-21-2005, 04:34 PM
I love the steering wheel, and the rims, very cool, the info sounds amazing but this re styling they did just completely spoiled the A4 for me. The front just looks like something went wrong and it's melting or something. I don't think even these bumpers can make a difference <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

kuules
02-21-2005, 05:22 PM
More pictures from <A HREF="http://www.audiworld.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.audiworld.com</A> :<p><IMG SRC="http://s117957141.onlinehome.us/Audi/25quattro/RS4%20Ramp1%20(Small).JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://s117957141.onlinehome.us/Audi/25quattro/RS4%20Front1%20(Small).JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://s117957141.onlinehome.us/Audi/25quattro/RS4%20Rear1%20(Small).JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://s117957141.onlinehome.us/Audi/25quattro/RS4%20Tire1%20(Small).JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://s117957141.onlinehome.us/Audi/25quattro/RS4%20Engine1%20(Small).JPG" BORDER="0">

Seller Automotive
02-21-2005, 06:01 PM
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Superfresa
02-21-2005, 06:11 PM
Doesn't this qualify as pornography?<p>Well then it's at least as close as it gets to sex when talking about cars....

knihc2008
02-21-2005, 06:30 PM
AH IT'S SO NICE. so expensive. you can already tell. this thing will drain out a bank account faster than its 0-60 time.<p>but that steering wheel!! holy lord.

Krypton
02-21-2005, 06:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Doesn't this qualify as pornography?<p>Well then it's at least as close as it gets to sex when talking about cars....</TD></TR></TABLE><br>yea this car is so hot <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

JBlair
02-21-2005, 07:43 PM
Am I reading the press-release correctly when it says that most of the chassis and suspension is aluminum?

Dodger
02-21-2005, 08:18 PM
WOW. I am not a fan of the yellow but one of these in red... OMG!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

Top Secret
02-21-2005, 11:05 PM
Ooh damn - now this is a nice car. The wheels, bodykit, the interior and the seats - all top class. And the specs on them sounds delicious - 420HP..4.8...

r3vilo
02-22-2005, 06:07 AM
Carsrthewold has some pics he thinks might be.....to me it looks similar.........hes gonna post em.....it looks sweet in em....if it is it

CARSRTHEWORLD
02-22-2005, 06:22 AM
heres the pic, soz for bad quality, i took it thro the back of a car window with my phone <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>heres the pic:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.alex.enhst.com/imgupload/userfiles/alex/kcfnmkf.bmp" BORDER="0"><br>Copyright 2 Me<p>im not sure whether its an rs4?? anyone any ideas?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by CARSRTHEWORLD at 5:33 AM 2/22/2005</i>

Speedstick
02-22-2005, 06:47 AM
That's probably an S4...<p>And the RS4 is no longer an Avant? I'm saddened by that... Very nice though.

CARSRTHEWORLD
02-22-2005, 06:52 AM
aw rats <br>ok thx

carmaniac
02-22-2005, 07:32 AM
holy geez! i need to change my pants.....<p>

Orestes
02-22-2005, 07:32 AM
<B>i want this car!!!!!!!![</B> this car looks f**king <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> cool....so what the price tag.....

RS
02-22-2005, 09:57 AM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> -nuff said!<br>I have never seen a RS car in real life before <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
02-22-2005, 10:34 AM
looks good <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>easy there everyone, don't wet your pants, don't swear, it's just a RS4, the price tag could easily run you broke, so much so that you don't want the car anymore <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Dodger
02-22-2005, 11:11 AM
Aint that the truth!

fubar
02-22-2005, 12:05 PM
Wow, i'm speechless. The word "drool" doesn't convey how I am feeling right now...

NOM15
02-22-2005, 12:15 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fubar</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow, i'm speechless. The word "drool" doesn't convey how I am feeling right now...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>same here....<p>Damn those wide arches are hot..... and it looks soo nice in yellow <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
02-22-2005, 12:34 PM
<B>drool</B> - talking nonsense...fits perfectly <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

geary
02-22-2005, 01:29 PM
Wow - It's eveything I hoped it would be. Plus more! The arches....<p>EDIT: I Just saw the interior photos.... look at that steering wheel. One query - where does the Nav system go?<p> <A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/news/2050222.008/2050222.008.Mini2L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/n...L.jpg</A> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by geary at 12:36 PM 2/22/2005</i>

mc_blue
02-22-2005, 01:36 PM
I like the interior a lot - especially the seats - with the exemplary build quality we come to expect from Audi. However, the grille is still not favourable - I've always assumed BMW ///M can do it better but this looks like their best effort yet.

syclone
02-22-2005, 02:07 PM
any think 4.8s to 100km/h actually sounds a bit slow given the insane amount of power.<p>im in agreement with the majority, this thing looks great. i love the a4 facelift, and this just makes it look even better, especially that shade of blue.

RS
02-22-2005, 02:30 PM
I'm guessing the new Quattro system has improved a lot.<br>Interestingly, this engine revs up to 8,250 rpm just like the V10 in the M5 or M6.<br>"3.93kg/1hp" translates into 1650kg or 3630lbs per 420hp. That is a heavy car.<br>

Seller Automotive
02-22-2005, 02:34 PM
can those weight numbers be right?<p>How on earth is this thing heavier than the S4? its got alluminum all over the place, sure its wider, but the engine hasnt grown, most parts havent grown.<p>I gotta go check the S4's weight. I cant imagine the RS4 weighs more.<p><br>DAMN, S4 weighs 3825 pounds (sedan, manual)<p>Nice, so the RS4 "doing the math" is 195 pounds lighter than the S4.. with the addition of 80hp.<p>Lets not forget that many magazines got a 5.0 0-60 in the S4 (eventhough audi said 5.6 and many magazines didnt even test the car, they just stated 5.6 as the factory did).<p>So 195 pounds less, 80hp more.. we should Easily see a 4.0 0-60 in the RS4. About 1 second faster than the S4 to 60.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Seller Automotive at 1:49 PM 2/22/2005</i>

Seller Automotive
02-22-2005, 03:44 PM
<A HREF="http://s117957141.onlinehome.us/Audi/25quattro/RS4%20launch%20video.MOV" TARGET="_blank">http://s117957141.onlinehome.u...o.MOV</A><p>RS4 video clip... doing donuts in light snow at its presentation.

RS
02-22-2005, 05:11 PM
Thanks for the nice video... what a sound!<br>195 pounds less than the S4 is really good, but I don't think it can do 0-60 in 4.0, maybe around 4.4 seconds. I was expecting more max. torque than about 317lbs/ft though.<br>I'm gonna go back to drooling at the car now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

JBlair
02-22-2005, 05:14 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for the nice video... what a sound!<br>195 pounds less than the S4 is really good, but I don't think it can do 0-60 in 4.0, maybe around 4.4 seconds. I was expecting more max. torque than about 317lbs/ft though.<br>I'm gonna go back to drooling at the car now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The thing revs to friekin' 8250 RPM!!! I think 317 lb/ft is pretty damn good!

RS
02-22-2005, 05:30 PM
Well, compared to BMW's V10(which also revs to 8,250) it could have been just a little higher. <br>M5/M6) 5,000cc - 520Nm (383lb/ft)<br>RS4) 4,163cc - 430Nm (317lb/ft)<br>...Wait! it's about the same, plus it's better spread in the Audi. You're right JBlair. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

5.9LITRE
02-22-2005, 07:14 PM
Does anyone have a link to hi-res pics? The other link only has up to 800x600 pictures which isn't hi-res in my opinion.<p><br>Also, so this thing won't be coming to the US I take it? 'tis a shame. Does this compare with the M5 in price or what? I know the S4 = M3 and an RS6 = M5 but didn't know how much more expensive this RS4 would be.

turbonium959
02-22-2005, 08:33 PM
This is the hottest Audi sedan I have ever seen. Wrap one up for me, PLEASE!

JBlair
02-22-2005, 09:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>5.9LITRE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Does anyone have a link to hi-res pics? The other link only has up to 800x600 pictures which isn't hi-res in my opinion.<p><br>Also, so this thing won't be coming to the US I take it? 'tis a shame. Does this compare with the M5 in price or what? I know the S4 = M3 and an RS6 = M5 but didn't know how much more expensive this RS4 would be.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>PM me, I have access to high-res pics. Also, I am pretty sure Audi plans on bringing this to the US.<br> <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>geary</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow - It's eveything I hoped it would be. Plus more! The arches....<p>EDIT: I Just saw the interior photos.... look at that steering wheel. One query - where does the Nav system go?<p> <A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/news/2050222.008/2050222.008.Mini2L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/n...L.jpg</A> <p><br><i>Modified by geary at 12:36 PM 2/22/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>The navigation system is in between the gauges, I believe.

Seller Automotive
02-22-2005, 10:33 PM
it 100% is coming to the USA... a HUGE reason why this one is being offered in Sedan.<p>My local dealer rep told me first US Deliveries will be in August.<p>My buddy is getting a 2005.5 S4, and its delivery date is the last week of March(first one from that dealer)... if I remember correctly the new S4 was shown just about 4 months ago, perhaps a tad longer.. Anyways, about a 5 month delay from introduction to first deliveries.. August is 5-6 months away, so hopefully Audi will keep things on schedule. I'm sure they will.<p><br>Also, this car will have a 6.5" LCD Navigation screen option.. the 2005.5 A4's now finally come with them, and so does the 2005.5 S4... again, local Audi Rep said the RS4 will not be any different.. That screen in the middle is an informations screen, gas mileage, doors "ajar", stuff like that. So to clear it up, 2005.5 A4's and S4's have an optional 6.5" LCD Navigation system, theres no reason to suspect the RS4 will be any different.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Seller Automotive at 9:54 PM 2/22/2005</i>

Seller Automotive
02-23-2005, 01:49 AM
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5.9LITRE
02-23-2005, 05:11 AM
any hi-res pics (1024x768 or 1600x1200)?<p>it looks great, i just wonder how that front bumper piece will look without the european plate covering it up. it woulda been nice if they made that a body color bumper to blend in and look more like the last a4 variant. at least it's not as snout nosed as the a6. this rs4 makes the regular a4 look horrible. dang this is a nice car - any word on pricing? an s4 is like 50k right?

knicks125
02-23-2005, 06:23 AM
am i the only person that's not really excited about this car?<p>it's a great car and all but I just don't know how many these cars Audi will actually sell, not many I suspect, because its eye-popping price

Top Secret
02-23-2005, 06:54 AM
If an RS6 Avant can sell well, I think the RS4 will sell well. A fair number of people are willing to buy C55 AMG's; why not RS4's?

knicks125
02-23-2005, 07:11 AM
people with money to throw around (waste) generally lives in the lap of luxury, when you are in that status, you generally like to show off with something luxury and also with class...a c55 amg is more classy than the rs4, and i know more people drive the c55 to a fancy party than those driving a RS4. I am just not sure which type of people would actually buy this, because as I said before people with money want class and luxury, people who actually like and enjoy this can't afford it.

Top Secret
02-23-2005, 07:17 AM
That's just stereotypical. So any rich person buys a car for luxury and not performance? That's so generalized it's not funny. So a Carrera GT owner buys his Porsche for luxury, not performance. Think about it.

carmaniac
02-23-2005, 07:22 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>5.9LITRE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">any hi-res pics (1024x768 or 1600x1200)?<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://streetdream.de./cars/audi/rs4_05.html" TARGET="_blank">http://streetdream.de./cars/audi/rs4_05.html</A>

carmaniac
02-23-2005, 07:25 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">am i the only person that's not really excited about this car?<p>it's a great car and all but I just don't know how many these cars Audi will actually sell, not many I suspect, because its eye-popping price</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This isn't a volume car for Audi, it's more of a "halo" vehicle. Doesn't really matter how many they sell, but it will get Audi noticed and buyers in the showroom. Despite the price, I think they will sell every one they can build.

knicks125
02-23-2005, 07:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That's just stereotypical. So any rich person buys a car for luxury and not performance? That's so generalized it's not funny. So a Carrera GT owner buys his Porsche for luxury, not performance. Think about it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>well perhaps I should have mentioned the c55 amg also have power...I left that part out b/c all of these high-end cars have power, while each serves a different class of people but I just don't know where the RS4 would fall.

5.9LITRE
02-23-2005, 07:35 AM
What IS the price point going to be about? S4's are already very pricey when you are still buying the bones of just an A4.<p>These better engineered, more powerful, more aesthetic editions like the RS, S, M, AMG, etc. just make me dislike the regular versions. It's like they hold back features and design so that they can offer an overpriced sportier version that I'd actually like to buy. While others are content with buying the normal version after being enticed to the dealer b/c of the special version, it just makes me not want to buy the version I can actually afford. i.e. who wants a regular X5 when you can get the 4.8? who wants a 5 series when there is a MUCH better looking M5? Unfortunately I'm not willing to spend that much on a car at this point in my life. I'll have to live with my Jeep 5.9L :)<p><br>BTW, JBlair, I sent you an IM (which I assume is this forum's PM feature). Thanks!

knicks125
02-23-2005, 07:48 AM
well said...I actually have the money to buy this car but I will never do...what's the point wasting money on this?<p>I really like european cars, espeically German ones, but what I am about to say might offend some of you here and it might be be ignorant...<p><B>German cars are overpriced, every single one of them</B><p>There, I said it, remember, this is just my opinion and i am sticking to it. <p>BTW, I have owned German cars before (VW and BMW), and found them not worthwhile the amount of money I have to pay, when there are other subsitutes that I can get for a lot less money and equal or better

against the wall
02-23-2005, 09:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Seller Automotive</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://www.vtm.be/auto/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=521" BORDER="0"> <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>does anybody else see in this picture where all the cars are lined up in the background a tall SUV like vehicle?

5.9LITRE
02-23-2005, 10:04 AM
that looks like a 2door hatchback A3 to me or maybe the Q7 but it's hard to tell...<p><br>EDIT: what are the three slots under the front grill for? that's strange that they have a huge snout nose grill, 3 slots under it, and then another intake slot under that...<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by 5.9LITRE at 4:42 PM 2/23/2005</i>

Verdegrrl
02-23-2005, 12:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>5.9LITRE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Also, so this thing won't be coming to the US I take it? 'tis a shame. Does this compare with the M5 in price or what? I know the S4 = M3 and an RS6 = M5 but didn't know how much more expensive this RS4 would be.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The car is slated for North America. We should see 40% of production in both Sedan and Avant form. If you aren't on a dealer list now, do it immediately since they will probably be sold out for the first year or so. Pricing is expected to be in the $70K range, but has not been finalized.<p>I've noticed that people haven't picked up on this car being the first sports application by Audi, using the Torsen3 AWD system. It allows for power splits other than 50/50 front to rear under normal driving. In this case, 40% goes to the front and 60% to the rear. Of course, up to 70% of power can be delivered to any one wheel, should the others not find traction. <p> <A HREF="http://www.torsen.com/products/T-3.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.torsen.com/products/T-3.htm</A> <p>As for the 0-100kph times, keep in mind that although AWD allows you to come closer to that ideal launch time under a wider variety of conditions than a 2wd system, there is extra driveline inertia and driveline friction due to the AWD system.

JBlair
02-23-2005, 02:34 PM
It looks like the Q7, but I doubt it has been shown uncamo'd.

Buster
02-23-2005, 04:08 PM
I dunno. This reminds me of seeing a hot person from behind in a dance club. They really move, have a great body, lots of admirers. But then they turn around and you are all like, oh my god, what an ugly face! This Audi has a big nose, droopy eyes, and a flabby chin. Of course, if you were born with the settle gene, it could be a happy relationship.

Verdegrrl
02-23-2005, 06:38 PM
<A HREF="http://forums.audiworld.com/rockymtn/msgs/34206.phtml" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.audiworld.com/ro...phtml</A> <p>As for some folks thinking German cars are over-priced, well, that is why there are other cars for you to choose from. I've owned German, Italian, British, American, and Japanese cars. Each does their own thing well. It just depends on your priorities.

5.9LITRE
02-23-2005, 07:25 PM
Here is the picture of the line of cars from the opposite angle. As you can see, it's not the Q7...<p><IMG SRC="http://www.getoutanddrive.com/germany/25quattro/images/P2216393.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.getoutanddrive.com/germany/25quattro/images/P2216332.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>more pics as well as probably the first damaged rs4 (they connected the tow strap incorrectly and ripped the front lower fascia) here...<br><A HREF="http://forums.audiworld.com/rockymtn/msgs/34206.phtml" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.audiworld.com/ro...phtml</A>

OA4E
02-25-2005, 10:58 AM
Audi says, the S-cars are now the "daily sportscars", the RS are going to offer more power and dynamic than the competitors. <br>This is also shown with the new S/RS 6: The S6 is going to get about 500 hp. RS 6 will get about 550+ hp. One new RS6 was driving with over 600 hp. But only testing...

5.9LITRE
02-26-2005, 08:00 PM
i don't like the front grill, the tunerish look of the car, and the price. for 70k i'd rather buy a range rover. i don't like how audi is associated with the VW brand. BUT, nice engine, wonderful interior, awesome nav screen with mp3/sd card/cd behind the display, and it looks SOOOOO good in grey...<p><IMG SRC="http://www.unc.edu/~dmcgibbo/images/rs4.jpg" BORDER="0">

Top Secret
02-26-2005, 08:13 PM
You cross-shop an RS4 with a Range Rover? They cater for completely differnet people. And that's not an offical grey colour - the image was just changed into black and white.

5.9LITRE
02-26-2005, 08:19 PM
1) i'm not saying rangie's and an rs4 (one's an suv the other is a performance sedan) are comparable, i'm just saying that with 70k in my pocket, i'd go for the range rover not an A4<p>2) i took the blue pic and gray-scaled it in 2 sec's - i know it's not an official pic but grey is grey and audi will probably offer it in black/dolphin grey/etc. de-ambering the corners also improves the aesthetic. the plastic gutter grills are a little overdone as well - jag/range have better mesh grill designs.<p>going back and looking at the last rs6/rs4 really make their designs look dated though so i'm sure we will all get used to these trapezoidal-grilled audi's<p>MHO of course <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

RS
02-27-2005, 12:19 AM
I found a picture with differnet rims:<br><A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/gallery2.php?mode=album&album=/Audi/A4-S4-RS4%20(B5,%20B6%20and%20B7)/RS4%20(B7)/Sedan%20-%20EU#" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/gall...20EU#</A> (bottom right)

5.9LITRE
02-27-2005, 01:04 AM
that was the mule in the earlier spyshots. it looks like the twin spokes are the wheels but i personally like the plain 5-spokes that you found in that pic much better.<p>dayum the more i see the car the more i like it. much more class than an m3. wonder if it handles as well though...

mc_blue
02-27-2005, 03:07 AM
I'm sure it'll be a very good car - however I still want BMW M to stick it to them.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Raj at 12:29 PM 4/6/2005</i>

Top Secret
02-27-2005, 03:40 AM
I think the five-spoke rims will probably be an optional wheel on the new RS4, with the double spoke ones offered as standard.<p>Can't wait to see on on the road - just by looking at pics it looks like it has massive presence.

5.9LITRE
02-27-2005, 06:57 AM
or vice versa. the 18" 5 spokes may be standard in the US and the twin 7 spoke 19" that europe will be getting will either be optional or not even offered. <p>they need to make those 5 spokes in 19". i'm just glad they didn't put the old audi 10 spoke wheels on there yuck.<p>"We hear other details such as the European optional 19-inch wheels are being debated. One photo of the 5-spoke 18-inch design was released with Audis annual report, and its possible that North Americans may have that as their only option. Heres hoping Audi will at least offer the handsome 19-inch split 7-spoke design as an option."<p>BTW, see what i mean by them having a real bumper at the front separating the radiator - would have looked even nicer. i'm starting to get used to the nose though.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/george/new_rs1.jpg" BORDER="0">

r3vilo
02-27-2005, 01:19 PM
right....im on the m25 just outside london.......and a silver/grey rs4 comes along......ie this one.......i didnt get a picture as it caught mme completely by surprise.....sorry guys

Seller Automotive
02-27-2005, 02:03 PM
5.9... That chop looks like trash.. the new styling from Audi is awesome.

RS
02-27-2005, 07:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Seller Automotive</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">5.9... That chop looks like trash.. the new styling from Audi is awesome.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I tried that same thing on the A6 and it looked like garbage... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>5.9LITRE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">that was the mule in the earlier spyshots. it looks like the twin spokes are the wheels but i personally like the plain 5-spokes that you found in that pic much better.<p>dayum the more i see the car the more i like it. much more class than an m3. wonder if it handles as well though...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>It should handle just as good coz even the S4 was faster than the M3 around Top Gear's track, even though the M3 was faster in a straight line. I wish more mags would compare track times coz it seemed that the driver didn't drive the M3 as good as he did the S4. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>The 5-spokes are not the same wheels as the mule's:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/uploads/Audi_News/014__scaled_600_002.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>

MrMGMan
02-28-2005, 04:35 PM
Another over the top sporty Audi! 420bhp V8? They've been on the happy pills again! Let us rejoice :D A few minus points though. Unfortunately, I still don't like that 'single trapezoidal frame element' or the rather fussy and overstyled rear lights, and the interior looks like its overdosed on aluminium and fake carbonfibre detailing.

Comrade
04-03-2005, 09:13 PM
Audi RS4 Avant<br><IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/uploads/Audi_News/rs4_avant.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/publish/Audi_News/article_1175.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fourtitude.com/news...shtml</A>

Hornbag
04-03-2005, 11:59 PM
OMG, this is freekin HOT! If it goes and drives like it looks id have this over an M3 anyday!!!

grommet
04-04-2005, 04:19 PM
As April 1 is over, I'd like to remind everyone the "picture" Comrade posted of the <b>RS4 "Avant"</b> posted here is 100% FAKE. It was an <b>April Fools</b> prank. Read the article; it becomes quite obvious.<p>The rave was great... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0">

Speedster S
04-04-2005, 04:50 PM
Car looks awesome, I would like too see this in red.

Comrade
04-04-2005, 06:22 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>grommet</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">As April 1 is over, I'd like to remind everyone the "picture" Comrade posted of the <b>RS4 "Avant"</b> posted here is 100% FAKE. It was an <b>April Fools</b> prank. Read the article; it becomes quite obvious.<p>The rave was great... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I was waiting for someone to say that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>QUOTE: <B>"The drivers of the B5 will roll down their window and ask Hey, is that an FSI? The driver of the Q7 will say yes and launch hard at the greenlight."</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> LMAO!<p>Sorry Hornbag. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>If you look closer, you can see that it's a chop.<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Comrade at 6:36 PM 4/4/2005</i>

Hornbag
04-06-2005, 12:50 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Comrade</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Sorry Hornbag. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>If you look closer, you can see that it's a chop.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Im gona cry now, OMG it looked soooooooooooooooo good... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

OA4E
04-08-2005, 08:43 AM
You just have to wait about 1 year before you can drive the avant <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

r3vilo
04-14-2005, 03:12 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Verdegrrl</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Pricing is expected to be in the $70K range, but has not been finalized.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is that 35k? Thats 10k cheaper than m3 and c55..but still expensive...it looks so hot in blue <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> i want one now

syclone
04-14-2005, 07:29 AM
It will be more than 35 - just because that is what the exchange rate says, does not mean it is what the car will sell for in the UK

erzhik
04-14-2005, 09:38 AM
I've got those 5-spoke 17' inch rims on my white A6 2.8 quattro (manual trans), looks really good. I love the looks, but I now want to put 18 or even 19 inch..<br>will have to wait till june

erzhik
04-14-2005, 09:41 AM
so what the competitor for RS4, is it M3 CSL?<br>coss M3 is and S4 competitor..

Redline
04-14-2005, 01:07 PM
Here are some more pics of it in red.<p><A HREF="http://automobilemag.com/auto_shows/2005_geneva/0503_audi_rs4/" TARGET="_blank">http://automobilemag.com/auto_..._rs4/</A><p>I'm personally more of a fan of the blue though.

Seller Automotive
04-14-2005, 04:34 PM
this RS4 will compete with the 07 M3..<p>the days of the M3 and S4 competing are over.. the 07 M3 has moved too up-class.<p>And to many M3 owners anger and all those people saving up for the 07 M3.. its price is probably gonna hit $70k loaded. Which will make it an even more clear competitor with this RS4. Keep in mind an 05 M3 Coupe gets up to $60,000 (with the M3 competition package).

Comrade
06-03-2005, 02:27 PM
Today I read a short article on the RS4 in Car&Driver. They said that the RS4 will cost approximately $55,000. I don't think that's possible, but could it be less than 70K as everyone expected? Somewhere in the lower 60's?

SELLER
06-03-2005, 04:25 PM
In Autoweek they say the estimated price is $78,000 US.

Roadster44
06-03-2005, 10:12 PM
I'd say it'll be 48k for a typical S4, so yeah I'd say higher 60's for RS4.

DSC-OFF
06-09-2005, 10:38 AM
Audi of France private testing of the new RS4 at LeMans this morning<p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=11a5fe1ff17940cf2873ebdc13e1f02d&postid=47401" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=11a5fe1ff17940cf2873ebdc13e1f02d&postid=47405" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=11a5fe1ff17940cf2873ebdc13e1f02d&postid=47406" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=11a5fe1ff17940cf2873ebdc13e1f02d&postid=47407" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=11a5fe1ff17940cf2873ebdc13e1f02d&postid=47410" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=11a5fe1ff17940cf2873ebdc13e1f02d&postid=47416" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=11a5fe1ff17940cf2873ebdc13e1f02d&postid=47418" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=11a5fe1ff17940cf2873ebdc13e1f02d&postid=47419" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=11a5fe1ff17940cf2873ebdc13e1f02d&postid=47420" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=11a5fe1ff17940cf2873ebdc13e1f02d&postid=47422" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=4e9f2564dedcf942488582e798f44434&postid=47426" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=4e9f2564dedcf942488582e798f44434&postid=47427" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=4e9f2564dedcf942488582e798f44434&postid=47428" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=4e9f2564dedcf942488582e798f44434&postid=47432" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.rs6.com/forum/attachment.php?s=4e9f2564dedcf942488582e798f44434&postid=47435" BORDER="0"><p>Source: RS6 Forums<br>

erzhik
06-09-2005, 02:01 PM
sweet...<br>I just love their new headlight design..looks so mean in person, seen a S4..very nice

DSC-OFF
02-21-2006, 08:41 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autoblog.com/media/2006/02/audi_a4_bb_cabriolet.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The new face of Audi is beginning to grow on us, and nowhere does it look more attractive than on the leading edge of the RS4 Cabriolet that Audi will be unveiling <B>at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show</B>. The sinister black paint and splashes of chrome on the grille surround and wheels make this drop top look like a million bucks. <p>Expect the RS4 Cabriolet to hide under its hood the <B>same 4.2L V8 producing 420 hp that powers the sedan</B>.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.nl/archive/2006/02/20/audi_rs4_cabrio_in_geneve" TARGET="_blank">Autoblog.nl</A><br> <br>

Comrade
02-21-2006, 08:54 AM
Why have they chosen the pre-facelifted front for this chop? Anybody heard any other things that would question the production of an RS4 Cabriolet? I mean they've never had an RS-converible before and I've never heard Audi say anything about a car like this... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Oh yeah, neither have seen any suspicious looking Audi convertibles running about... so WTH? <br>Is autoblog.nl pretty credible?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Comrade at 10:01 AM 2/21/2006</i>

MitzXJ220
02-21-2006, 12:00 PM
There's something on 4car.co.uk about it in their Geneva preview, I'll believe it when I see it though.

knicks125
02-21-2006, 12:24 PM
RS4 Cabriolet is scheduled to appear at Geneva, but I believe the picture above is the A4/S4 Cabriolet with grille conversion kit.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 5:52 PM 2/21/2006</i>

Superfresa
02-21-2006, 03:17 PM
I want RS4 Avant, not RS4 Cabriolet!<p>Oh well, still RS4 will look good in whatever version they come up with...

knicks125
02-21-2006, 03:36 PM
This is the (real) new RS4 Cabriolet, notice the different grille:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/uploads/Audi_News/003__scaled_600_048.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/uploads/Audi_News/005__scaled_600_031.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/uploads/Audi_News/007__scaled_600_027.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 5:54 PM 2/21/2006</i>

knicks125
02-21-2006, 03:52 PM
Avant:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/uploads/Audi_News/rs4_avant_001.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/uploads/Audi_News/006__scaled_600_030.jpg" BORDER="0">

against the wall
02-21-2006, 04:33 PM
i love how colorful audi interiors are lately<p>see fresa, an rs4 avant. happy now?

knihc2008
02-21-2006, 05:29 PM
wow, rs4 avant. i've died and gone to heaven.

erzhik
02-21-2006, 06:16 PM
interior is simply gorgeous..

DSC-OFF
02-21-2006, 07:00 PM
More photos from <A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/d/104290/d_ams_fotoshow_detail?skip=0" TARGET="_blank">AMS</A><p><IMG SRC="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/eignnhr.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/hu5yrimncf.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/djhfgir7.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/fnur9q65uvm.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/fnur8kfy.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>There better be a DSG transmission available for the Cabriolet (if its compatible), the non-purists are going to want that convenience..<br> <br>

Comrade
02-21-2006, 09:19 PM
an RS4 Cabriolet -I don't believe it! Man that is just infinitely cool!!! Awesome!<br>But I'd still chose the sedan cuz I'd drive it really fast and I just feel safer in a car with a roof and some pillars, and it's probablly the lightest version as well.

Superfresa
02-21-2006, 09:26 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i love how colorful audi interiors are lately<p>see fresa, an rs4 avant. happy now?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Damn! Is that for real? There is really going to be an RS4 Avant?<p>Wooohooo!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>* New Favourite Road Car *

Gian86
02-21-2006, 10:47 PM
Pics from Autoweek.nl (One new pic included)<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/800/16942.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/800/3335481.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/800/7777427.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/800/16943.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/800/16944.jpg" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> i love that interior.

phaeton
02-22-2006, 05:24 PM
Audi is coming out of its shell & showing us what it can do.<p>Well Done <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
02-22-2006, 05:45 PM
Absurdly wonderful or wonderfully absurd? Either way, I'm sold. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

carmaniac
02-23-2006, 01:13 AM
too bad the Avant and Cabrio won't be sold in NA :(

against the wall
02-23-2006, 07:24 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carmaniac</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">too bad the Avant and Cabrio won't be sold in NA :(</TD></TR></TABLE><p>WHAT!!! NO! SAID WHO?<br>STUPID AUDI <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>if i ever become super rich im definetly importing like 50 of my favorite non-US european models.

SHEPO
02-23-2006, 04:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carmaniac</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">too bad the Avant and Cabrio won't be sold in NA :(</TD></TR></TABLE><p>YOU BETTER BE LYING OR ELSE...I'm gonna have to import a helluva lotta Audis over to the U.S. like yanksrule <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
02-23-2006, 04:52 PM
yes. me, my rs4 avants and cabrios, my brera, my 1er etc.

DoMiNo
02-23-2006, 05:19 PM
The U.S. would undoubtedly be the biggest market for the convertible version... it would almost make more sense to bring that here than the sedan! The wagon, on the other hand, would probably not do so hot...

the cheddar
02-23-2006, 06:35 PM
Yeah, I think they'd be nuts to pass on the convertible. Less so on the Avant but I seem to see a lot of those S4 Avants in these parts. Still, if I was the type to spend an extra $25k or so on a car (that's a lot of vacations and plasma screens, dig?), that RS4 Avant would be the absolute E ticket!

knicks125
02-28-2006, 09:28 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_geneva/audi/rs4/images/01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_geneva/audi/rs4/images/02.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_geneva/audi/rs4/images/03.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_geneva/audi/rs4/images/04.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_geneva/audi/rs4/images/05.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_geneva/audi/rs4/images/06.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_geneva/audi/rs4/images/07.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_geneva/audi/rs4/images/08.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_geneva/audi/rs4/images/09.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_geneva/audi/rs4/images/10.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_geneva/audi/rs4/images/11.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_geneva/audi/rs4/images/12.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>

DSC-OFF
03-06-2006, 10:34 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Audi has announced U.K. pricing of 51.780GBP & 59.580GBP for the 2007 RS4 Avant and Cabriolet</B>, respectively. So far, the company has said it <B>will not sell either of the cars in North America</B>. Company officials said <B>they dont think they could sell enough cars to make a profit</B>.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/03/06/audi-announces-rs4-cabriolet-avant-pricing-in-europe/" TARGET="_blank">LeftLane</A>

syclone
03-07-2006, 12:14 PM
Oh god that creme leather is hot...

Comrade
04-13-2006, 08:13 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/uploads/Audi_News/032__scaled_600_001.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">2007 Audi RS 4 Pricing for USA to Start at $66,000<p>AUBURN HILLS, Mich.  Audi of America, Inc. announced pricing for the highly anticipated 2007 RS 4 sport sedan today at the New York International Auto Show. Upon its launch in June, the RS 4 will have a base price of $66,000, not including a $720 destination and $2,100 gas-guzzler charge. The RS 4 is a high-performance sport sedan with a long list of premium equipment to go along with its exceptional performance.<p>A 4.2-liter direct injection V8 FSI engine produces an astounding 420 hp at 7800 rpm, and 317 ft.-lbs. of torque at 6000 rpm. This high-revving V8, in conjunction with a standard six-speed manual transmission and quattro all-wheel drive with a rear-based dynamic asymmetrical torque split, allows the RS 4 to run from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds.<p>Standard 19-inch alloy wheels with 255/35 performance tires, a sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), and a 1.5-inch wider track than S4 ensure that the RS 4 has high levels of grip for every situation. Massive brake rotors measuring 14.4-inch in front with 8 piston calipers, and 12.8-inch one piston type in the rear, easily bring the RS 4 to a halt from any speed.<p>Standard equipment on the RS 4 includes such luxury items as power glass sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, Silk Nappa leather sport seats with power adjustments for the front passengers, heated front seats (front and rear standard in Canada), multicolor information display with integrated lap timer, rear parktronic, carbon fiber interior trim, and adaptive Bi-Xenon headlights.<p>There will be one option package for the 2007 RS 4. The $4,700 Premium Package includes DVD-based Navigation and a six-disc CD changer, Homelink, auto dimming interior and exterior mirrors and compass, drivers side seat and mirror memory, rain sensor for wipers, upgraded Bose sound system with Sirius satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, heated rear seats, power rear and manual side sun shades. Rear side air bags are a stand alone option for $350.<p>Should a prospective RS 4 owner wish to personalize their RS 4, Audi will also offer the ability to replace the carbon fiber interior trim with brushed aluminum trim.<p>The 2007 RS 4 will arrive in showrooms in June. For more information about Audi and other models, please visit <A HREF="http://www.audiusa.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.audiusa.com</A>. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Source: Audi of America