The RS 4 Avant Nogaro selection, which pays homage to the Audi Avant RS2,
will become available from early 2014. It features exclusive equipment and a
Nogaro blue paint finish.
The customized Nogaro blue, pearl effect paint finish is the most salient visual signal of the anniversary model, and is also reminiscent of the RS2. The frame and use of the Singleframe grille, as well as the window slot trims, are painted high-gloss black, and the roof rails matt black. The RS sport exhaust system terminates in two oval, high-gloss black tailpipe trims.
In early 2014, the Audi RS 4 Avant Nogaro selection will arrive at dealerships as a limited special edition. Its base price in Germany is 87,300 EUR, or $117,000 according to today's exchange rate, but if the special edition RS 4 would be available in the U.S., which is not, its actual price in dollar amount would be significantly lower.
Black and Blue Interior
In the sporty black interior, Audi offers two different upholstery versions for the electrically adjustable S sport seats with their integrated head restraints. In both cases, the side sections are covered with black Valcona leather; the Alcantara synthetic fibers for the center sections and door trim inserts are colored either black as well or nogaro blue - in homage again to the Audi Avant RS2. The armrests are covered with black leather, with blue contrasting stitching providing accents. Black or nogaro blue piping frames the black floor mats.
Black leather with blue stitching also refines the steering wheel rim and the selector lever boot. Blue threads run through the carbon inlays to lend them a very special shimmer. A badge on the RS selector lever knob of the S tronic and the logos on the door sill trims refer to the special status of the anniversary model.
450 Horsepower Engine
Under the hood of the Audi RS 4 Avant Nogaro selection operates a high-revving V8 naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of 4,163 cc. The 4.2 FSI delivers 450 hp (331 kW) of power output at 8,250 rpm, with peak torque of 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) available between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. The resonant eight-cylinder engine accelerates the anniversary model from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and takes it to a governed top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h). Its combined European fuel consumption is 10.7 liters per 100 kilometers (21.98 US mpg) - for a CO2 equivalent of 249 grams per kilometer (400.73 g/mile).
With its high efficiency and tall top gear, the standard seven-speed S tronic also contributes to fuel efficiency. The driver can let the lightning-fast dual-clutch transmission shift operate automatically or change gears themselves using the selector lever or the steering wheel paddles.