The premiere of the Audi RS4, which immediately won the title of the most powerful series wagon in the world, took place in autumn 1999. According to the company, it occupies an intermediate position between ordinary and sports cars.
All the modifications of RS4 are equipped exclusively with all-wheel drive, suspension of these cars differs sports settings: there are wishbones and anti-roll bars in front and rear parts. Excellent dynamic characteristics are combined with highest level of comfort and security.
Sport seats in the Audi are always friendly-comfortable and sporty-hard. Steering wheel is trimmed in a racing style. The cabin is made from aluminum, perforated leather, alcantara and carbon fiber.
A flame red button 'start engine' comfortably lies under the right arm. Also the cabin is equipped with a radio with CD-player, trip computer, separate climate control and air bags for the driver and front passenger, with two-stage activation.
The list of standard equipment includes stability program ESP (combines ABS, EBV, ASR, EDS), Brake Assist Brems Assistent, sports suspension with variable damping level, front and rear discs of brakes with perforation, aluminum alloy wheels R18, bi-xenon headlamps, the sensor tire pressure.
Under the hood of RS 4 we can find a huge V8 engine of 4.2 liter with direct injection FSI. But easy-to-tuning turbo (2,7 V6 Biturbo) was replaced with the engine 4,2 V8 FSI, which is similar to absolute champion of 24-hour race of Le Mans race car Audi R8 engine. Capacity of this power unit is 420 hp. The first hundred RS 4 develops in 4.8 seconds, the second in 16.6 seconds. The specific power of the 4.2-liter unit makes 100 hp per liter. That means that engine has a true racing character.
In the standard position the car provides acceptable comfort, but the stiffness and short-stroke of suspension is obvious. The banks are low, even if the suspension is dissolved; responses to the actions of wheel are rapid and very clear. Pinching the suspension, the driver, of course, can feel not so comfortable, but it's worth it because habits of RS4 acquire complete sports sharpness and deliver even greater pleasure.