|August 1, 2001
Last Audi RS4 Leaves Neckarsulm
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. This also applies to a very special Audi that the company wants to remain exclusive. With 6030 models built, the RS4 will now go down as another milestone in Audi's history. Based on the Audi S4 Avant, it was hand-finished in stages, with loving attention to detail, at the exclusive company quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm.
Its success story dates back to June 2000 when quattro GmbH designed the RS4 as the absolute top model in the A4 series. It was the first vehicle that this fully owned subsidiary of AUDI AG had developed in its own right, in conjunction with the parent company.
The RS4 is entirely geared up for sheer sports performance, without losing sight of the need for everyday suitability. Such potential is ensured by a 280 kW.
V6 biturbo engine, quattro permanent four-wheel drive, 6-speed gearbox, overtly sporty suspension tuning, 18-inch wheels and a brake system designed to suit the engine's high performance. A tremendous peak torque of 440 Nm is available throughout an extremely wide speed range from 2500 to 6000 rpm. The superlative performance of the Audi RS4 is confirmed by the fact that it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds and reaches a top speed (electronically governed) of 250 km/h.
Strikingly flared wheel arches and 18-inch alloy wheels of 9-spoke design unmistakably emphasize the character and performance potential of the RS4.
The front and rear aprons extending well down with their large air inlets are as unmistakable as the side sills harmoniously integrated into the body line.
quattro GmbH continues to offer a more refined variation on the RS4 theme with its sports package. This comprises the following elements: