The new 2013 Audi RS4 is really a family, it is the question of the day? And as doctors agree that a copious breakfast is good for health, I have abused the breakfast put at our disposal to find the answer! If the translated title literally refers to a breakfast of hearty Affairs (power breakfast in English), it is a piece of choice and a main dish that I had to put it under the tooth on Austrian roads on and around the Red Bull Ring ex-Zeltweg.
Suite in the ideas
I will not repeat the history of the Audi RS before but it will be remembered that all began in 1994 by a mixture of incest between an Audi 80 B4 break and a cup S2, all supervised and virilis by Porsche before being baptized Audi RS 2. We were in 1994. This break draped in dressed blue Nogaro and shoed rims you partner inoculated with the virus of the break of hunting for many fans of sports cars which is well imagined tow trailer and karting (or even single-seats) with this near perfect “sleeper”. At the time, the engine was 5 cylinders 2.2 of the S2 Cup which the (220 HP) power is increased to 315 HP and 410 Nm of torque by Porsche engine. Traction is already full with a center differential mechanical of type Torsen which does not make it an extremely agile car.
The estate wait but she tumbles in 2000 under the name RS 4 front (B5), it is equipped with a V6 2.7 l twin 380 HP and 440 Nm of torque. In 2005, the new version (B7) adopts the Single Frame but especially the V8 FSI 4.2 l 420 HP and 430 Nm also found under the rear window of a R8. These niche models are generally produced only one or 2 years as a final bouquet of a generation, it will be the same for latest milling (B8) tested today which is based on an A4 platform marketed for already 5 years.
A refined mechanics
This Audi RS4 front of new generation will be available in version break unlike the previous for the simple and good reason that there is already a RS5 potentially consuming which has the same mechanical, namely the FSI V8 4.2L 450 HP at 8250 tr upgrade/mn and 430 Nm of torque of 4 to 6000 tr/mn. To the former, the evolution is therefore measured since it is over 30 ch, the same couple, a tenth better on the 0 to 100 km/h (4,7 s) and finally use that progress is the most spectacular with a figure announced 10,7L/100 km and 249 gr CO2/km (against 13,4L/100 km) that it will of course be well not to hold if you buy this car for purposes other than the display of your social status on the parking of your business or your residence. Want to use all the resources of this beautiful toy (do not do it in France attention) should allow you to double largely the basis of very virtual certification. If it reflects is, there is nothing quite outrageous in performances offered and the fact that at the time of the supercharger Queen, this engine remains an atmospheric full of health. Part of this reduction of appetite of the V8 is to the credit of the new box S-Tronic dual clutch strong enough to withstand the 9000 rpm which is capable V8, and especially in his seventh report very long. Note that the new electromechanical management which deactivates straight could save up to 0,3L/100 km.
Of course, we are in the presence of a Audi RS4 central differential transmission where the distribution of basic AV/AR is still attached to 40/60. According to the conditions of adhesion, a maximum of 85% of the torque is sent to the rear or 70% maximum in the other sense. The biggest progress here lies in relief since this differential weighs only 4.8 kg or 2 less than the previous! Rest is here in the presence of an electronic system coupled to the ESC on the brakes and much that the mount or copier (disks of 365 and 324 mm or 380 mm ceramic option), there is hard to bet that the couple wafer and disk life expectancy is not very important and this all the more that the RS4 front weighs even 1800 kg unladen despite its aluminum suspensions. Audi offers optional Sport differential which acts on the rear wheels. This system also known as Torque Vectoring controlled the couple issued on the rear wheels in order to fight against the on and the understeer but also to assist in registration curve (when braking the inner wheel for example). The dynamic leadership amortization is also an option.
A polished aesthetic
Aesthetically, many revolutionary nothing, we’re at Audi. There is first the enormous monte pneumatic 265/35 R19 of series or 265/30 R 20 optional and immediately after the appearance of the Blister, this swelling of characteristic wing of the Audi quattro the era as well as the RS6 last and the current RS5. Previous generations were faithful from wings. For the rest, the bracket before shield has its critics (“the former was more pretty”) then that the rear view reveals a beautiful size diffuser which Pierce 2 large output of exhaust oval. It is also funny to note that the original RS2 who in your memory was a monstrous car becomes very very shy when the station next to the new generation. The cabin also receives the traditional dressing RS with force logos, sports seats, stitched leather and aluminum brush and carbon inserts.
Finally, if everything above has only very little interest madame, outdent the voice to evoke the ability of the trunk which can range from 490 to 1430l, always useful information to justify the interest to buy a device which some may doubt the interest.