As with all RS models, power is driven to all four wheels through the quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system. The crown gear differential can adjust power distribution between the front (70% maximum) and rear (85% maximum) axles, while the default 40:60 rear-biased split ensures sporty handling. And by lowering it by 20mm and using lighter aluminum suspension components, it should hold onto turns a lot tighter.
Staying true to Audi's RS fashion, the RS4 Avant is dressed to look just as fast even on a standstill. The large hexagonal grill is stuffed with a honeycomb design that's ready to shred that anything that stands in its way. On the sides, flared wheel wells give it a requisite muscular bumps to show that it means business, while the back is topped off with huge dual tail pipes and an upturned diffuser.
Inside it’s all business with sports seats that are emblazoned with the RS4 logo for those track day sessions. The cockpit is tastefully done as well with restrained aluminum accents all around and a built-in lap timer in the multi-media information system.
It will initially go on sale in Germany by late 2012 for a tag price of €76,600 or P4.40-million plus tax.