Audi ruthlessly eliminates the naturally aspirated V8 RS4 to choose a V6 Turbo (and that decision makes sense)

Given that the new generation of Audi A4 was presented just a few days ago (see the 6 key of Audi A4 2015 ), and that there are still a few months to land at dealerships still it seems too early to talk about the new Audi RS4 Avant . Dont you think? Impatience can we, especially because being aware that this new generation RS4 Avant, the high-flying family of Audi, will be accompanied by great innovations. In any case, it seems that very soon we will know, and finally the big news is confirmed: new Audi RS4 Avant 2016 will leave the naturally aspirated V8 to opt for a V6 turbo [. 1999015]


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The news would have been officially confirmed by Hollerweger Heinz, head of the section Audi Quattro GmbH, who told Car & Driver said “the increase in power will be more than enough, and that its benefits (despite using smaller) engine also improve significantly. ” So we must assume that this V6 Turbo exceed records emblematic 4.2 naturally aspirated V8 used so far, which developed 450 hp and allowed an acceleration of 0-100 km / h in 4.7 seconds. Recall that this increase in power also be accompanied by a significant reduction in weight, the inherent perfection of the chassis and body of this new generation of Audi A4, and native downsizing , the use of a lighter and more compact engine.

The new RS4 as Hollerwerger not be delayed too. Audi wants to dispose of it as soon as possible, and launch in the US and China which – unlike Europe – are the markets where the brand has more room for growth. On the other hand, although a few days ago we deleitáramos with these recreations of a hypothetical Audi RS4 Sedan, they are not likely to go for a product with these characteristics. Audi still considering all possibilities, including the RS range expand with new bodies. But in the light of market demand, and the existence of other RS ​​where the body of three bodies if it makes sense – see Audi RS7 Sportback – Audi RS4 would be marketed exclusively with familiar body, Avant type.

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