The Audi Sport portfolio in SA has gained two new high-performance members in the form of the Audi RS 4 Avant and RS 5 Sportback. Since the launch of the Audi Sport sub-brand in SA in 2016, the range of high-performance vehicles has seen a notable growth in sales. In 2018 the brand increased sales of R8 and RS models by 28% compared to 2017. The fourth-generation Audi RS4 Avant makes its local debut powered by a 2.9 TFSI engine with outputs of 331kW and 600Nm of torque, placing it top of the pile in the A4 family. Quattro drive distributes the power of the V6 twin-turbo engine across all four wheels via an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission with optimised shift times for high-adrenaline driving. Audi claims a 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.1 seconds, along with the usual governed 250km/h top speed — but this can be increased to 280km/h with the optional RS dynamic package. The design includes a front with solid air intakes in a honeycomb structure and a wide, flat single-frame grille. F...

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