Audi RS4 Avant could get 335kW/600Nm

Audi’s RS division might soon thrust itself into a power war with BMW M division and Mercedes-AMG if revealing outputs for the next RS4 Avant are correct. The new Audi RS4 Avant could get 335kW/600Nm

After a gestation period capped (or snapped) by several Nurburgring-testing spy photos, the RS4 Avant is tipped to lob this year (along with its RS5 coupe and Sportback near-twins) with the 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that last year debuted in the Porsche Panamera.

However, the RS4/RS5 will get even higher outputs according to a dealer presentation obtained by the website. Apparently the slideshow shown in Norway was quite extensive, detailing specifications for the RS4 Avant, RS5 coupe and RS5 Sportback, all with 335kW of power and 600Nm of torque.

The Panamera 4S with the same engine makes 324kW/550Nm, while the outputs compare favourably with the BMW M3 Competition (331kW/550Nm) and Mercedes-AMG C63 (375kW/700Nm) and should ensure a sub-4.0-second 0-100km/h.

The slideshow showed that RS5 coupe production would begin first in June 2017, indicating a possible global reveal at the Geneva motor show in March this year. The RS4 Avant will then follow in December, hinting at a Frankfurt motor show debut in September.

CarSubstance are looking forward to testing driving the new beast!