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Audi S3 v Audi RS4 drag race - video

Performance cars have come a long way – these days a four-cylinder hatchback can be just as fast as high-performance heroes of a few decades ago. In this clip, Mat Watson from the UK's Carwow pits the current Audi S3 sedan against an older-generation 'B7' RS4 Avant to see how much progress the company has made in just 10 years...

Audi RS4 generations face-off - video

The Audi RS4 has over two decades of history behind it, so what better way to measure its progress by lining up its various iterations? Mat Watson from Carwow managed to get three generations of RS4 (including the current one) and the original RS2 together for an old-school drag race and some one-on-one time to see how far the German performance wagon has come since the mid-1990s...

Audi RS4 v Porsche 911 GTS drag race - video

Central to the appeal of the Audi RS4 Avant is the fact it offers sports car performance with a usable, practical boot. Just how much of sports car is it compared to, say, a Porsche 911 GTS though? The team at CarWow endeavoured to find out. With twin-turbo, six-cylinder engines (and Volkswagen Group backing) the RS4 and 911 have a little bit in common...

Audi RS4 v BMW M3 CS drag race - video

Ever wondered if the Audi RS4 is quicker than a BMW M3 CS ? Well, your question is about to be answered. In the latest instalment of his drag race series, Mat Watson from Carwow pits Audi's medium-sized fast wagon against the hottest version of BMW's current-generation M3 in a straight-line race, along with a rolling acceleration test...

2018 Audi RS4 Avant takes on the Nordschleife - video

The SUV craze has diminished the public's appetite for wagons, but a few holdouts still offer properly hot load-luggers. BMW has axed the M3 Estate, but Audi has carried on its tradition for practical performance with the latest RS4. Power comes from a twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6 pumping out 331kW and 600Nm, hooked up to a quattro all-wheel drive system...

2018 Audi RS4 Avant pricing and specs

Audi Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the RS4 Avant, set to touch down from $152,500 before on-road costs. That's not cheap, but the all-wheel drive super wagon comes loaded with gear. To start with, it's powered by a 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 engine making 331kW of power and 600Nm of torque...

Audi RS4: Through the generations

The 2018 Audi RS4 is nearly here, but how far has is come? Well, we decided to have a look back to see how Audi's small performance wagon has evolved over the last 23 years. 1994 Audi RS2 Avant - The Godfather While it may not wear the RS4 badge, the Audi RS2 Avant from the early '90s is the one that started it all, combining sports car performance with five seats and a practical boot area...

2018 Audi RS4: Initial details revealed

Preliminary Australian details for the 2018 Audi RS4 have been revealed this week, ahead of the new model's launch in April next year. Expected to cost in the "mid-$150,000" bracket before on-road costs, the wagon-only RS4 will feature a higher level of specification than the previous generation, with items like the RS sports exhaust, Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), and the rear sports differential to be included as standard...

2018 Audi RS4 Avant revealed: Here by April

Audi has taken the wraps off the 2018 RS4 Avant at the Frankfurt motor show, revealing an all-new car capable of moving from standstill to 100km/h in just 4.1 seconds. Packing an engine co-developed with Porsche, the Audi RS4 Avant is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 331kW of power and 600Nm of torque...

2018 Audi RS4 Avant spied outside the Nurburgring

The Audi RS4 Avant has been spied again, this time on public roads around the Nurburgring. The next-generation high performance wagon will once more sport a wider track, and flared front and rear wheel arches. Lowered suspension, all-wheel drive, and subtly aggressive front and rear bumpers will also part of the deal...

2018 Audi RS4 Avant spied with production body

The Audi RS4 has been spied again, but this latest prototype seems to be wearing a production-ready body. The next-generation Audi RS4 was last spied in April 2016, and that vehicle had massive tacked-on wheel arch extensions. This latest prototype features more subtle flares highlighted by additional horizontal crease lines...