Photospies have managed to spot a new 2017 Audi RS4 station wagon during road tests. The shots of the test version of the car have been caught. According to most automotive experts, the novelty will be unveiled in 2016, being presented as the 2017 year model.
The Car Exterior
The new car will surprise everyone with its exterior design, which will borrow most of the details from the current 2016 Audi A4 (B9) model. Of course, some parts will be unique, specific for this car. The novelty will receive a new grille, designed in a shape of “cells”.
The car will also get the RS – style mirrors, new wheel disks as well as the sports side skirts. An extraordinary spoiler and large exhaust pipes are expected to be mounted at the rear of the vehicle. If taking the pictures into consideration, it can be observed that the model exterior is maintained in a modern and rather aggressive design with trace hints of sportiness.
The 2017Audi RS4 Avant Interior
As for the interior of the novelty, it can be said that it will have a lot in common with the updated Audi A4 version – a wonderful 8.3-inch touch screen, an improved design of the center console and the dashboard.
Some of the key functions can be highlighted: a modern navigation system, LTE, LED lighting as well as a wireless Internet access.
The interior will provide its passengers with more space and comfort, the legroom has become much more spacious. The novelty will be equipped with the RS interface, convenient steering wheel, a luxurious interior design of quality leather materials. The fact that this is the RS model would be indicated by a label, located on the dashboard and on the pedals, made of stainless steel.
Technical Specifications of the Car
The supercharged version will be based on an improved MLB platform, increasing the car dimensions and, at the same time, reducing its overall weight. Presumably, the Avant will be mounted with a new adaptive suspension, which will adjust to the particular driving style.
And the most important thing is that a sedan can join the production lineup, since the manufacturer intends to increase the geography of the RS4 sales due to the North American market.
The supercharged Audi RS4 of the new generation will be powered by a high-performance three-liter V6 engine with e-turbo technology. This information has come from an interview with Ulrich Hackenberg, the head of the technical department of the company.
During the conversation, the official representative of Audi claimed that the new generation Audi RS4 engine will be capable to produce more than 350 hp of maximum power. He also added that he didn’t exclude the possibility of using an electric e-turbo supercharger, because the manufacturer intended to apply this technology on the production models.
Based on this, the head explained that the supercharged 2017 RS4 “family”, equipped with e-turbo, would have slightly lower power ratings performance comparing to the Mercedes AMGC63 S, the main competitor.
This is due to the fact that the opponent is mounted with the eight-cylinder power unit, and the innovation from Audi is equipped with a six-cylinder engine. Specific figures, concerning to the power of the supercharged version, were not announced by Ulrich Hackenberg, but it is assumed that the engine of the top-end Audi RS4 Avant version will be able to develop about 480 hp.
The Price and the Release Date
So, if taking a plurality of foreign internet sources into consideration, it can be said that the supercharged Audi RS4 Avant will be unveiled this year, being positioned as the 2017 year model. The main competitor on the car market will be the AMGC63 S wagon from Mercedes. The information referring to the price of the new model is yet unknown. Apparently, the luxury car will cost a good sum of money.
It can be summarized, that the Audi manufacturer is preparing a really luxurious wagon. Externally, the car has changed significantly, so that there is a desire to refer it to something new, perfect – the car of the future. As for the technical specifications, the car will surprise by the high-performance engine, redesigned suspension and the new platform. The features look rather impressive.
Beautiful, aggressive body exterior along with a luxurious, spacious and rather comfortable interior with a wealthy high-quality multimedia system will attract the attention of lots of the customers. Apparently, this car will bring a great success and a large number of sales for the company. Well, let’s wish the manufacturer good luck; we will wait for the further information about the novelty.