Limited-run Audi RS 4 Avant Competition unveiled

With only 75 styles set to arrive on United kingdom roads, the Audi RS 4 Avant Competitors will be accessible to order from September, featuring visible tweaks and efficiency buffs.

This ‘Competition’ variant utilizes the similar 450hp 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol motor as the relaxation of the RS 4 Avant range, but Audi states it has enhanced the software program that controls the car’s automated gearbox.

Now the speediest selection in the RS 4 line-up, the addition of the Levels of competition model has amplified the functionality-focused estate’s top rated pace to 174mph to 180mph, and shaved two tenths of a next off its -62mph sprint time.

In an energy to improve on the driving dynamics of the typical RS 4 Avant, this Opposition edition has had its suspension tweaked so that it sits a single centimetre decreased than the typical model. The suspension springs are more difficult to compress, and Audi has additional upgraded suspension dampers and stiffer anti-roll bars, all to raise stability in substantial-velocity corners.

This minimal run trim will also have a extra audible soundtrack than the normal RS 4 Avant, as Audi suggests it has eradicated close to 8 kilograms of seem-deadening supplies from the estate, and fitted a louder exhaust system concluded in matte black.

In fact, black is the recurring theme listed here. Levels of competition styles will only be out there in a single colour, identified as ‘Sebring Crystal Black’. The front splitter and air intakes, the wing mirrors and the rear diffuser are all concluded in a dark carbon colour.

In the essense of improving monitor functionality, the RS 4 Avant Competition’s 20-inch alloy wheels are equipped with Pirelli sports tyres too.

There are some noteworthy interior trim changes as well, starting up with the black and honeycomb upholstery color scheme which is only accessible on this distinctive edition design. This is contrasted by pink stitching throughout the centre console, doorway armrests, seatbelts and the steering wheel, which is wrapped in alcantara leather.

A couple of bits are also additional to the machines list, which include an improved speaker process, a 360-diploma parking digital camera and some inside ambient lights.

Prices for the Competition trim start off at around £85k, which is over £17k much more highly-priced than the entry-degree RS 4 Avant. It is not the most high priced on the other hand – that honour however belongs to the array-topping ‘Vorsprung’ trim, which costs above £87k.

The RS 4 Avant Level of competition is most likely to be a thing of a final hurrah for the recent product, as the Audi A4 on which it is dependent has been all-around since 2015 and is owing for replacement future yr. Provided the world’s inevitable go to electrification, the RS 4 Avant Competitiveness could be the very last purely petrol-run RS 4 design Audi ever builds.

Praised for its properly-developed and refined inside, as perfectly as its quick straight-line pace, the Audi RS 4 Avant now retains an Skilled Ranking of 74% – a score hindered by the car’s steep pricing and its fairly harmless exterior styling.