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Audi RS4 Avant
The Top Gear car review: Audi RS4 Avant
Running costs and reliability
The RS4 costs £64,600 before options, and it’s pretty well stocked. But you know the drill with high-end German cars. Level up to the £71,100 Carbon Black edition and amongst other things you gain the eponymous styling package (20in ‘five-arm’ alloys in anthracite black are a £2,375 option on their own, carbon inlays £995). The flagship £82,200 Vorsprung spec adds RS-Sport Suspension Plus with Dynamic Ride Control (definitely worth it – £2,000 on its own), panoramic glass sunroof (£1,600), RS Sport exhaust (£1,250), dynamic steering (less essential), and a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system (£850). A launch Bronze Edition costs £82,395, and wears striking bronze (yes, indeed) lightweight milled alloys, and a (you might be ahead of us here) bronze styling pack. Only 25 of those are available in the UK.
Audi claims a 29.1mpg WLTP average fuel consumption, and class-leading residuals, retaining 48 per cent of its original OTR price after 36 months or 60,000 miles (versus 35 per cent for the Mercedes C63 S 4Matic). The RS4’s 210 g/km of CO2 gives it a BIK of 37 per cent.