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Abt Audi RS4-S | Noticed

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A primary drive of the Audi RS4 Competitors is coming quickly. It feels like fairly an thrilling automotive, no less than by the requirements of a B9-era RS4 that has by no means fairly met expectations. The set up of coilover suspension, tremendous sticky Pirelli tyres and lighter wheels, plus the removing of some sound insulation, promise an Audi Avant with the sting so conspicuously missing from the usual automotive. ย 

However there are some drawbacks to the Competitors, too. Thereโ€™s no extra energy for the two.9-litre twin turbo V6, which appears a little bit of a disgrace for a run-out particular version. Notably with 450hp trying a bit modest towards 500hp+ rivals, and the potential that have to be there with two turbos. Plus all 75 UK automobiles shall be black, which all the time appears an odd selection for an property. To actually log out the mannequin, weโ€™d say, the RS4 ought to have extra energy and an amazing colorโ€ฆย 

One thing like this, particularly. Itโ€™s an RS4 painted in Audi Unique Nogaro Blue, which is such an necessary paint that Audi as soon as commissioned its personal particular version vary within the color. Much more excitingly, this RS4 is an Abt RS4-S, a kind of numerous Abt particular editions thatโ€™s been created over the previous few years. ย 

Whereas itโ€™s straightforward to be dismissive of one other boosted Audi, the RS4-S appears to be like extra fascinating than most. Whereas, after all, it does have extra energy – 530hp, the truth is – the Abt automotive additionally advantages from adjustable suspension (similar to the Competitors), cast wheels, new seats, a extra vocal exhaust, uprated anti-roll bars and a few carbon ornament. The result’s an RS4 that grabs the eye like no different; maybe thatโ€™s lacking the purpose of a usually good, delicate quick Audi Avant – nevertheless it appears to be like incredible from right here.ย 

With simply 3,000 miles beneath these Vossen wheels, the RS4-S is successfully new; the seats with embroidered, colour-matched logos look barely sat in. And you’ll wager itโ€™ll take some time to get a typical RS4 into RS4-S spec now, assuming {that a}) you will get a brand-new automotive and b) Abt will undertake the work. Thereโ€™s most likely a brand new particular version Audi diverting consideration awayโ€ฆย 

An Abt RS4 receivedโ€™t come low-cost, nonetheless. This one is on the market at ยฃ139,900, which is kind of much more than even the Competitors will price, although it ought to be famous that itโ€™s attainable to spec a typical automotive as much as ยฃ90,000. Add the particular paint and hefty choices spend (Bang and Olufsen stereo, an Anniversary Bundle, 360 digicam and so forth) and the value turns into simpler to understand. However that is nonetheless going to want a fairly dedicated Audi fan to make the leap at a six-figure sum. ย 

Nonetheless, it appears unlikely that any future RS4 shall be considerably completely different to this automotive. A small twin-turbo V6, evoking the structure of the primary B5 mannequin, will certainly be switched out for some form of plug-in hybrid. Or maybe it’d make the leap to EV forward of its rivals. The times of the traditional RS4 appear numbered, mainly; if the Competitors doesnโ€™t fairly appear a particular sufficient remaining mannequin, the Abt must do the job reasonably extra convincingly.ย 

SPECIFICATION | BT AUDI RS4 S

Engine: 2,894cc, twin turbo V6
Transmission: 8-speed auto, all-wheel drive
Energy (hp): 530@N/Arpm
Torque (lb ft): 502@N/Arpm
MPG: 29.1 (WLTP, commonplace automotive)
CO2: 211g/km
12 months registered: 2021
Recorded mileage:
3,000
Worth new
: from ยฃ64,600 (commonplace automotive, 2020)
Yours for: ยฃ139,900


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