An Australian police force has just taken a brand new Audi RS4 Avant as its new police vehicle.
With 450bhp courtesy of a 4.2-litre V8 powerplant, there's very little on the road that will be able to out-pace it.
Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia told Auto Evolution: "It commands presence on the road, thanks to its muscular engine and striking looks. The design chosen by our Audi Australia Facebook fans amplifies the RS 4's dynamic shape to round off what is a remarkably imposing stance."
The design is certainly very imposing and should command a certain degree on Australia's roads. The RS 4 will be used by the Lake Lllawarra Area Command of the New South Wales Police Force during several youth engagement programs. It will also be used as a symbol for the community and the wider area.
The RS 4 is due to be replaced next year, with reports pointing towards a 2.9-litre twin turbo V6 being used for power. Although this will be slightly down on power when compared to the outgoing model, it will improve on efficiency and emissions.
The RS 4 is one of Audi's most popular models, offering class-leading pace in a useful estate body shape. It also has all-weather capability thanks to its four-wheel drive Quattro system which allows it to cover ground at speed no matter what the conditions. Although fast, the RS 4 does suffer from poor fuel economy, which is probably a contributing factor towards the downsizing of the new model's engine.