Geneva show: 444bhp Audi RS 4 Avant is coming

Alex Goy

A few weeks ago we (well, I) wrote a story claiming rumours of a new RS 4 were a steaming pile of RS. Thankfully there was also a plea to Audi to surprise us with a shiny new car. Audi has done just that. We are pleased.

You see, a new RS 4 is a special car. Like a hammer hidden in a stuffed bear it looks nice and... A4-ish but delivers devastating performance. The last generation RS 4 offered 414bhp from its 4.2-litre V8, this one shares the RS 5's evolution of the very same engine and packs a 444bhp punch.