We have found a nice rendering of the new RS4; the only problem is: the 2013 Audi RS4 is said to arrive as Avant only. The sources inside Audi tell us the 2013 Audi RS4 will be Avant only and share the same drivetrain as the RS 5. Interestingly, the lateness of the 2013 Audi RS4 to market makes us think the car will have to wait until the 2013-ish facelift of the car; the business model for the last B7 RS 4 sedan included the USA as part of the business case and the existing RS 5 will steal most of any market there is for a sedan including the North American unofficial confirmation that the RS 5 is US-bound.
After being discounted about four years ago, Audi finally has launched the 2013 Audi RS4 last week at the Geneva Motor Show which will be available only in the Avant version, just like the original version of the car that debuted back in 2000. Audi’s decision to produce the new 2013 Audi RS4 exclusively as an Avant stems from an earlier decision to expand the RS5 beyond the single coupe model offered today.
Audi has three reasons why they have taken this decision to release only the 2013 Audi RS4 Avant version; first of all (and probably the most important factor for the company), these hot estates have always been more popular in terms of sales than their sedan siblings.
The second reason is because Audi says that clients have started to move away from hot 4-door sedans, while the last reason why the 2013 Audi RS4 only come in Avant is related to the fact that the company believes that the S5 Sportback is powerful enough for those who want a 4-door performance Audi. As tradition dictates, the new 2013 Audi RS4 specs boasts a series of subtle but effective styling changes – all aimed at differentiating it from the 2013 Audi A4 and S4 Avant siblings.
We can see this in the 2013 Audi RS4 Quattro division’s signature aluminium-look exterior mirror housings, beefed up sills underneath the doors, flared wheel arches; the rear wheel arches boast a look reminiscent of those on the original Audi Quattro, a discreet spoiler atop the tailgate at the rear and distinctive new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser element and sizeable chromed oval tailpipes. For the 2013 Audi RS4 interior, Audi has adorned it completely in black save for the roofliner that can come in an optional Moon Silver.
GENEVA 2012 – 2013 Audi RS4 – Auto Express
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2013 Audi RS4 Avant will come with a 4.2L V8 powerplant with 450-hp and 317 lb-ft of torque also it is confirmed that it will come mated to a seven-speed S tronic transmission with quattro permanent all-wheel drive. 2013 Audi RS4 had the same powerplant that can be found in the current RS5 Coupe with a 0-62 mph time of 4.7 seconds and a limited top speed of 155-mph, that can be raised to almost 174-mph upon request.
According to Audi, the 2013 Audi RS4 4.2L V8 will get 25.7 combined miles per gallon. For this, the 2013 Audi RS4 has broader the list of its competitors include models like the Mercedes C63 AMG and the Cadillac CTS-V. The stiff competition on the market also forces 2013 Audi RS4 to struggle against the competitor like the BMW M3. Meanwhile the 2013 Audi RS4 price tag has not been confirmed by Audi.
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