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Audi RS 4 Avant is HonestJohn’s Performance Car of the Year

2013 Honest John Awards

The Audi RS 4 Avant has been voted the most ‘popular high performance car’ in the 2013 Honest John Awards.

Dan Harrison, Editor of said “while crossovers and family hatchbacks may seem the obviously popular markets, performance and sports cars take a big share of views on, usually the more powerful the better. It’s easy to see why the thunderously quick Audi RS 4 Avant has proved so popular. A Big V8 engine, 450hp and quattro all-wheel-drive along with estate car practicality make it unique. That combination certainly appeals to our users who clearly love it.”

Commenting on the award, Director of Audi UK, Martin Sander said “we are very proud of the RS 4 Avant, and very pleased that it has proved to be such a hit with the knowledgeable and well informed readers of the respected Honest John website. The enthusiasm of audiences like these has of course been a key factor in the success of our RS range, and it’s something that we value highly.”

The Audi RS 4 Avant is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine that delivers 450 PS at 8,250 rpm and maximum torque of 430 Nm between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. It powers the super-Avant with standard seven-speed S tronic transmission and is capable of 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph, which can be increased to 174 mph if required. Impressively the Audi RS4 Avant achieves all this while at the same time potentially returning up to 26.4mpg according to the combined cycle test. The interior of the RS 4 Avant is very luxurious and finished completely in black, with the exception of the roof lining, which is optionally available in Moon Silver. Chrome clasps accentuate the switches and control elements. Carbon inlays are standard; with brushed matte aluminium other options are available and include aluminium Race, piano black finish or a light stainless steel mesh. Super sports seats are standard with integrated headrests are power- adjustable and covered in a combination of black leather and Alcantara. High-grade full leather packages, and an Audi exclusive design package incorporating RS bucket seats with even more pronounced contours and honeycomb quilting, are also available as options.

Standard equipment highlights also include DVD-based satellite navigation, Bluetooth mobile phone preparation, cruise control and Audi Music Interface iPod connection. The Audi RS4 Avant is priced from £55,525