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Monday, May 09, 2005

Audi RS4: Leadership through Passion

Audi RS4
The new Audi RS4 combines the latest high-performance motoring qualities offered by quattro GmbH in a thoroughbred sports sedan.

Numerous technical achievements – many of which hail from motorsport – give the new Audi RS4 its unique class and character. These features include the innovative FSI technology, as well as the latest generation of quattro drive with asymmetric/dynamic distribution of torque. Developing a maximum output of 420 bhp, the V8 revs up to a speed of 8250 rpm. Maximum torque of 430 Nm comes at 5500 rpm in this very compact engine, with 90 per cent of the engine’s torque consistently available between 2250 and 7600 rpm.

Audi has chosen its groundbreaking FSI technology for the RS4 sedan, direct fuel injection ensuring even more effective combustion of the fuel/air mixture. Audi’s FSI technology has already proven its qualities impressively in Audi’s four-time Le Mans winner, the Audi R8. This is matched by the highly responsive development of power, the RS4 accelerating to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and reaching 200 km/h in 16.6 seconds. Top speed is cut off electronically at 250 km/h.

Compared with the Audi A4, the entire body of the car has been lowered by 30 millimetres. And at the same time the development engineers at quattro GmbH have widened the car’s track both front and rear.

Inside, the RS4 combines the straightforward function of a sports car with the luxurious ambience so typical of all Audi models. The dominating materials are leather, aluminium, and carbon. But at the same time the RS4 comes with all the additional qualities so typical of a genuine sports car.

Driving the Audi RS4 means driving a sports car without making any concessions. Right from the start the RS4 comes with virtually all the features already boasted by the Audi A4.

PS: A new microsite for the Audi RS4 is coming...stay tuned.

Source: Audi New Zealand


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