We got a few spy shots of the upcoming 2018 Audi RS4 Avant ahead of 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The high-performance wagon came out to check its new powertrain for the last time before the debut.
Under the hood
The vehicle dropped its naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 in favor of the all-new twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6. Even though it’s smaller, the wagon won’t lose on its performance. As we have found out, the V6 will produce 444 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of twist, which is more than enough power. The mighty mill will come in a pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Though, it’s the Quattro all-wheel drive system, which supplies rear wheels with more power.
According to our insider, by using the new engine, the 2018 Audi RS4 Avant will be able to reach 60 mph in just 4 seconds. Top speed will be limited to 155 mph, but you can always get the RS Dynamic Package that pushes top speed to 174 mph.
Although still camouflaged, it’s quite clear what’s going on beneath. The 2018 RS4 Avant features a sharper bumper in the front, along with a pair of totally new headlights. Around back, the high-performance wagon gets new taillights and oval-shaped dual exhaust. In overall, the vehicle looks more aggressive and capable, especially due to its larger wheels and brakes, and flared fenders.
Stay tuned for updates. We will have everything on the 2018 Audi RS4 Avant pretty soon, because it will be revealed on Tuesday, September 12, at IAA.