2013 Audi RS4 Official Photos
We all expected that Audi will be ubveal the all new 2013 Audi Rs4 Avant at the Geneva Motor show, but ahead of schedule they sent the first pictures and specs of the new red “little monster”. With the task to be the future M3 killer Audi has fitted they latest creation with hand-built 4.2-liter V8 engine that produces 450PS ( 331kW / 444 hp ) and 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) of torque. That is 30bhp more than the outgoing model. Rumors said that the latest 2014 M3 will be fitted with a inline-six twin-turbo engine, so Audi deserve great admiration for the decision to keep the V8 inside the RS4. Lets be hones, no turbo engine can produce the brutal noise of a N/A V8 engine, well except Porsche.
Because of the big V8 engine under the hood, the four ring star can accelerate from 0-100kph (0-62mph) in 4.7 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250kph (155mph). If you think that speed is a little bit shy for your brand new 2013 RS4, then you can request from Audi to increase your speed limiter up to 280kph (174 mph).
The performance figures become a little more impressive when you add in the fuel economy stats. It consumes an average of 11 liters per 100km which is 21.38 mpg in US standards. That is a little bit optimistic, I must say.
The V8 power unit is mated with the company’s seven-speed S tronic transmission system better known as all Golf fans as DSG. The quattro drive system passes power to all four wheels with a 40:60 front rear bias. However the crown-gear center differential system can re-distribute power between the front and rear axles that adds to the driving dynamics. Up to 70% of the power can be passed directly to the front axle, whilst this figure is as high as 85% for the rear.
The exterior design follows the current Audi design pattern. A set of LED daytime running lights are fitted around the xenon plus headlights. The large air inlets below the headlights add a further aggressive style while being complimented by the front splitter that helps with the race car looks.
Wonder how much this red racer will cost? If you want to say that you own a 2012 Audi RS4 Avant, then you will need to pay at least 76,600Euro.