2016 Audi RS4
First introduced in Avant form in 1999, the Audi RS4 has evolved into becoming one of the more exciting sports sedans in the market. Fast forward to the current-generation RS4, and you can immediately tell the growth the model has had since its infancy a little more than a decade ago. 2016 Audi RS4 Avant made use of Audi’s core RS design principles, highlighted by its fancy hexagonal single-frame grille with a matte aluminum-look finish and its honeycomb insert finished in a high-gloss anthracite.
Europe’s stringent emission laws have forced some shuffling deep within some of the continent’s biggest automakers, a lot of whom have had to make sacrifices on killing off their eight-cylinder engines in favor of settling for the six-cylinder variety. BMW and Mercedes are two such companies that have already taken to downgrading the powertrain for their performance vehicles, it appears that Audi is following suit. seems to indicate that the German company will be using turbocharged V-6 engines on the RS4 . No longer will the company’s sports line hitting production V-8, instead the focus will now center on those turbo V-6s, smaller in displacement.
That’s looking like Audi’s plan for the 2016 Audi RS4, which really is as much a return to its previous form than it is a downgrade of sorts. as recent as 2001, the RS4 Avant packed a 2.7-liter, twin-turbo V-6 under its hood. The important thing for the RS4 is to not cheapen its value relative to the new BMW M4 . It wouldn’t look too good for Audi if it cut power from its prized sports wagon, so you can still expect the vehicle to generate more than 400 horsepower.
Anything less would spell trouble for Audi given that its predecessor already had 450 ponies and other manufacturers have seemingly integrated those turbocharged V-6s into producing stout levels of output. Only time will tell what Audi has in store for the 2016 Audi RS4, but if those twin-turbo V-6s carry their weight, nobody’s going to be crying a river over the loss of those V-8s.
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