The new Audi RS 4 Avant is the sporting spearhead of the A4 family. Its RS-typical design draws on numerous motorsport influences from the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO. The front section, sides and rear all differ significantly from the Audi A4 Avant. The much wider and flatter single-frame radiator grille with a new, three-dimensional honeycomb structure bears the quattro logo and the RS 4 emblem. A blade in a contrasting color links the solid lower air intakes.

The optional Matrix LED headlamps are differentiated from the standard LED headlights thanks to the shaded trims. Next to these are additional, vertical side air intakes that make the high performance Avant appear even wider. The quattro blisters emphasize the strong bulges over the wheel housings, which have been extended by 30 millimeters (1.2 in) on both sides.

The sill extensions painted in the vehicle color include an insert in gloss black or in carbon as an optional extra. The housings of the exterior rear view mirrors are finished in matte aluminum and also optionally available in carbon, or in black or in the vehicle color if preferred. The roof rail is available in matte aluminum or in black as an optional extra. At the rear, sporty features like the RS-specific diffuser insert, the oval tailpipes of the RS exhaust system and the RS roof spoiler make a bold statement.

The optic packages – Gloss Black, Carbon, and Matte Aluminum – offer further customization options. Overall, the RS 4 Avant (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.8 [26.7 US mpg]; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 200–199 [321.9–320.3 g/mi]) is available in eight colors, and Audi Sport offers Sonoma Green Metallic as an exclusive option. The Audi exclusive range also includes many other custom colors such as Nogaro Blue Pearl Effect. This color was used for the legendary first generation of the Audi RS 4 Avant from 1999.

With a length of 4,781 millimeters (15.7 ft), the fourth generation of the RS 4 Avant is 62 millimeters [2.4 in] longer than its predecessor. It stands at a height of 1,404 millimeters (4.6 ft), making it 12 millimeters [0.5 in] lower than the previous model. And with a width of 1,866 millimeters (6.1 ft), it is 16 millimeters [0.6 in] wider.

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The specified equipment, data and prices relate to the model range on offer in Germany. Subject to changes and errors. Figures on the fuel consumption and the CO2-emissions (found from page 2 onwards) vary in case of given ranges depending on the used combination of wheels/tires.