The Audi RS 4 Avant (B8) is a high-performance version of the Audi A4 Avant (B8) estate/wagon.
- Text originally from the Audi RS 4's Wikipedia page.
The Audi RS 4 Avant quattro was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and was based on the B8 A4 Avant. The RS 4 Avant uses the Volkswagen MLB platform, and shares the same powertrain as the RS 5 Coupé.
Compared to the related B8 S4, the RS 4 features larger bumper air dams and features double exhaust tailpipes compared to the S4's double twin (quadruple) exhaust tailpipes. Wider arches allow for a wider axle and wheels. A completely remodelled front bumper cover with honeycomb grill compared to the standard A4 and S4 as well as remodelled rear bumper with honeycomb detailing and minor air diffuser.
The RS 4 is powered by a 4.2L FSI V8 engine producing 450 PS (450 PS; 444 hp) and 430 N⋅m (317 lbf⋅ft) allowing the car to accelerate from 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in 4.7 seconds. The RS 4 Avant is available with a 7-speed dual-clutch S-Tronic transmission.
The Audi RS 4 Avant was one of the game's original 47 cars. It initally appeared as a high Class C car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1133
- MAX rank: 1339
- PRO rank: 1263
- MAX+PRO rank: 1469
- Tuning Kit bonus: +45
- Nitro Efficiency: 5/10/15
As of the Showdown Update, the RS 4 Avant is now a low Class C car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1138
- MAX rank: 1288 (+150)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1428 (+140)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +43
With its reshuffling into low Class C, the Audi RS 4 Avant’s defining characteristics are brisk acceleration and efficient nitro at the expense of weak handling and a wide drifting radius.
While the Audi RS 4 does have quick acceleration for its placement, it is of little gain as all of the cars it can beat (being 7 cars of the 10 vehicles between the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and Jaguar F-Type R) are similarly obsolete in perfomance with those in the 1410 and 1500 rank range being better options to use.
On technical tracks like Dubai, Nevada, Sector 8, and Orbital Loop, the Audi RS 4 Avant's weak handling and wide drifting radius means that even with a skilled player, the RS 4 Avant will require drifting or drift-boosting earlier in a corner that other cars would be capable with less steering input or at a later point.
The Lamborghini Miura, despite costing 80,000 more, is often considered as a better alternative to the Audi RS 4 Avant, and the Audi S4, at MAX+PRO, is able to match a MAX Audi RS 4 Avant in terms of total top speed, while having better nitro speed, better handling and sharper drifting radius, and faster acceleration, even though its nitro efficiency is worse.The Audi RS 4 Avant is considered to be one of the worst cars in the game due to its disappointing performance for its class, as well as the lack of improvements from upgrades, as doing so does little to mend the RS 4 Avant’s weaknesses in handling. Owing to the availability of many other newer, and far better Class C cars, the Audi RS 4 Avant sees little use in Career Mode and is a poor choice in Multiplayer.
The Audi RS 4 Avant has excellent all-around stats. Its closest rival, the Lotus Exige S Coupe, is nearly identical in performance and affordability.The RS 4 Avant has more emphasis in its nitro boost than in its top speed and has better nitro efficiencies, but both it and the Exige have a wide drifting radius.
The Audi RS 4 Avant is decent for Time-Limited Events. It is often able to the achieve the highest time rewards, but not always, as higher-ranked cars like the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series, Renault Alpine Celebration, and Sbarro Sparta have been introduced, raising the limits and toughening the challenges of Class C events.
In Multiplayer, the Audi RS 4 Avant, similarly to the Lotus Exige S Coupe, Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8, is outrun by cars like the Shelby Cobra 427, BMW M2, Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition, and Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic, leaving little room for usability.
With the implementation of the C1413 to C1502 rank range in the Classic Multiplayer Season, the Audi RS 4 Avant will be put into races with the Ferrari F50, Rezvani Beast X, and TVR Sagaris Special Edition, none of which it can compete with.
As of the Fifteenth Anniversary Update, the Audi RS 4 Avant costs 440,000 to purchase (originally 49,000, then 63,000, then 45,000 and then 55,000).
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