Audi RS 4, RS 5 Sportback Limited Units of 250

Audi RS 4 with Limited Edition RS 4 Avant and RS 5 Sportback Performance Edition
in Germany

Audi RS 4 with the launch of a special edition model: the Audi RS 4 Avant edition 25 years1. As the pinnacle of the A4 series, this model exemplifies superior driving dynamics with exclusive design features and the nostalgic Imola Yellow color, reminiscent of the original Audi RS4* Sport. Alongside this release, Audi is also enhancing the Audi RS 5 Sportback with a performance edition2, boasting an additional 15 kW (20 PS).

A Legacy of Sporty Wagons

The concept of the sporty wagon took shape in the 1990s with the Audi Avant RS2 and Audi S6 plus. However, it was the 1999 B5-generation RS4* Avant, developed by quattro GmbH (now Audi Sport GmbH), that truly set the standard. Featuring a widened body and a 2.7-liter biturbo six-cylinder engine developed in collaboration with Cosworth, it delivered an impressive 280 kW (380 PS). The sportiest variant, the RS4* Sport, hit the market in 2001, characterized by its lower suspension, bucket seats, sport exhaust, and suede steering wheel.

Enhanced Performance and Dynamics

The new RS 4 Avant edition 25 years1 elevates the legacy with a 346 kW (470 PS) V6 biturbo engine, producing 600 Nm of torque. This represents a 15 kW (20 PS) increase over the RS 4 Avant3, propelling the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds – 0.4 seconds faster than its predecessor. The vehicle’s top speed reaches 300 km/h (186 mph), with the RS ceramic brake system ensuring robust deceleration. The RS sport exhaust system plus, with matte black tailpipes, delivers a distinctive auditory experience.

Precision Handling and Suspension

The RS 4 Avant edition 25 years1 features the RS sport suspension pro, a manually adjustable coil over system that balances dynamics and comfort. This setup lowers the ride height by 10 millimeters compared to the RS 4 Avant3, with an additional 10 millimeters available for manual adjustment. Enhanced agility is achieved through the quattro sport differential, which emphasizes rearward bias in dynamic driving mode. Updated transmission software provides quicker shifting and a broader range of driving modes.

Optimized Grip and Stability

Equipped with Pirelli P Zero Corsa high-performance tires on 20” alloy wheels, the RS 4 Avant edition 25 years1 ensures top-tier road performance. The tires, designed for both road and track, offer exceptional grip and stability, particularly on dry surfaces. The vehicle also includes a secondary set of wheels with Pirelli sensorized P Zero Trofeo RS semi-slick tires and the Pirelli Track Adrenaline system, providing real-time tire pressure and temperature data, enhancing track performance.

Exclusive Design and Heritage Tribute

Paying homage to the original RS4* Sport, the special edition is available in Imola Yellow, Nardo Gray, and Mythos Black. Unique design elements include glossy black window trims, darkened rear light bezels, and a Carbon matte appearance package featuring front blades, side flaps, sill extensions, and diffuser clip. Interior accents such as yellow stitching on black leather/Alcantara seats, RS logos, and a suede steering wheel with yellow decorative stitching highlight the model’s exclusivity.

Audi RS 5 Sportback Performance Edition

The RS 5 Sportback performance edition2 also receives a significant power boost, with its V6 biturbo engine now delivering 346 kW (470 PS) and 600 Nm of torque. This enhancement allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds, achieving a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). Standard features include the RS sport suspension pro with dynamic steering and an upgraded Torsen differential.

Availability and Pricing

The RS 4 Avant edition 25 years1 and RS 5 Sportback performance edition2 will be available for order starting June 2024. The RS 4 Avant edition 25 years1 is priced at 142,905 euros, while the RS 5 Sportback performance edition2 starts at 128,420 euros.

Audi’s celebration of the RS 4’s 25th anniversary with these limited edition models underscores the brand’s commitment to combining heritage, innovation, and performance in a uniquely compelling package