UK drive: Audi RS4 Avant

Static photo, Colour: Misano Red
Static photo, Colour: Misano Red

Hot on the heels of the 'bahnstorming RS5 Coupe, Audi's launched its practical sibling - the RS4 Avant. AOL Cars takes it for a drive to see how it copes with UK roads.

What is it?

This is the latest incarnation of Audi's renowned RS4 Avant. It's lighter, faster and more powerful than ever, and combined with its practical estate body it promises to be pretty much all the car you could ever want or need.

It's even more practical than the old car, and – thanks to a downsized twin-turbo V6 engine – it's more efficient too. Drivers who don't want to trade performance for practicality ought to be queuing in their droves.