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    B7 Audi RS4 finally breaks cover

    This week's Auto Sport und Motor (published in Germany) has a full feature on Audi's new model strategy and includes among other models a story about and pictures of the new RS4. It looks terrific. I will get a copy of the magazine as soon as it's availabale in the UK and post pictures here. I expect the article to carry reliable information on the launch date, final spec and likely cost.

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    Can't wait to see these. Hope it comes to the States.

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    Re: B7 Audi RS4 finally breaks cover

    Originally posted by tailpipe
    This week's Auto Sport und Motor (published in Germany) has a full feature on Audi's new model strategy and includes among other models a story about and pictures of the new RS4.
    The cover looks promising....

    http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/d/69229

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    The car on the cover is only the facelifted S4!




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    Look at the fenders, wheels, bumper,...




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    Re: B7 Audi RS4 finally breaks cover

    Originally posted by tailpipe
    This week's Auto Sport und Motor (published in Germany) has a full feature on Audi's new model strategy and includes among other models a story about and pictures of the new RS4. It looks terrific. I will get a copy of the magazine as soon as it's availabale in the UK and post pictures here. I expect the article to carry reliable information on the launch date, final spec and likely cost.

    this is when you here that sound of the trumpets...

    TUN TUN TUNUUUUUN (whatever that is spelled like..hehe)

    that sounds very cool! hope it will be accurate and dataful.

    will you scan it for us? please.

    really looking forward to hear about it.
    And i really hope it gets to the states this time.



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    I'll pass at the store today and I'll see if they have got it already... If so I'll scan it immediatly!


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    Originally posted by steve
    Look at the fenders, wheels, bumper,...

    Yes, the wheel arches are certainly more bulbous and filled with tyres that must be at least 19 inches. It's hard to see, but the lip on the front bumper appears to have been extended to the wheel arches, creating a much more aggressive look. This is no ordinary S4. The new grille looks great on this car.

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    Its AWFUL. It looks like an RS6! Toned down and all executive friendly

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    hi,

    in article:
    -new RS4 with 4.2 V8 Non-turbo, 425ps. (2005)
    Audi-Motorenchef Wolfgang Hatz: "Wir wollen mit dem RS4 zeigen, dass wir auch einen Saugmotor in diese Leistungsklasse beherrschen."

    -new S3 with 3.2 V6 Biturbo, 330ps. (2006)
    -new S8 with 'Audi-V10 mit 550ps. (2006)


    more for future:
    -A3 cabrio
    -new A6 & A6 allroad
    -the Q7
    -new Q5, based on A4 platform
    -new A8 avant especially for the USA market
    -and Audi Le Mans


    sounds promising
    curious about the new S6-RS6

    greetz,

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    Originally posted by Fab5
    The car on the cover is only the facelifted S4!




    it's the RS4
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    As you well know, the article ends with "Computerretuschen: Nextline" so although it looks like a plausible RS4-look, it could well be just the S4 photoshopped with the RS6 styling cues.
    Last edited by QuattroFun; October 17th, 2004 at 19:55.

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    if anyone has that magazine.. could you possibly scan the ALL the Audi pics so that we can see them in a larger scale.

    only one pic so far..
    http://www.rs6.com/forum/showthread....7&pagenumber=2

    thanks.
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    Two things:

    1. The CGI's in Auto Motor und Sport are usually pretty accurate, (they got the new M5 right, plus the Merc CLS and Z4) so I think this interpretation of the RS4 is pretty good.

    2. The story confirms what has been rumoured for some time, and it's Audi's engine guru who was interviewed for the article, so we can presume he won't have put his credibility on the line.

    - V8 naturally aspirated engine generating 425 bhp. Nice.
    - Will be shown at Geneva 2005 in March. I'll be there.

    Still don't know if its the new FSI V8 engine or what gearbox options will be offered. With that kind of horsepower can we assume 0-100 kph in comfortably under 5.0 seconds plus an unrestricted top speed of about 190 mph? I hope so.

    To be honest, I cannot see what all the fuss is about the styling. The CGI in Auto Motor und Sport makes it look pretty darn good IMHO. (By the way RS4ever, the pictures inside the magazine are the same as on the cover; you can also check out their website.)

    This is the car the S4 should have been: not an M3, but a whole lot more usable performance.

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    Originally posted by RS4O
    Its AWFUL. It looks like an RS6! Toned down and all executive friendly
    Hopefully you're not trying to tell all of us who have RS 6s that our cars are ugly? If so, wrong forum. You must be looking for www.bangle.com

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    Styling is, of course, always a personal thing and the RS4 candidate car on Ring pics on the S4/RS4 forum looks partly disguised especially as regards to the true front end and the AMS picture of the new RS4 is photoshopped.

    The demands and tastes of people in different markets and age categories are probably different. Moreover, Audi it seems still has difficulties to cope with the other Bavarian spectre and many of its loud loyalists.

    Still, I hope that Audi cherishes its cool style/image so well again demonstrated particularly in the RS6 and does not stray too far away from the mainstream taste of the most likely main target group for the new RS4 - i.e. 28-45 Y high-income/wealth males with a family.

    Hopefully the AMS pic is closer to the final truth than the front end of the Ring pic - it pretty successfully blends more attitude with grace.

    But at the end of the day, it is ability that counts and here we can only hope for the best - although coming up with a new RS4 that really moves the game forward vs. old RS4 as well as current opposition and that dynamically betters or even barely matches the already effectively 2 year old M3 CSL is extremely difficult with the DNA that Audi Sport engineers start out with.

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    well its good that we will finally see it in 2005 geneva show in march.. atleast now we know when we will know.

    tailpipe.. thanks for the info and the tip about the pic.
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