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Audi RS 4 Avant (photos)

A closer look at the speedy little wagon that you won't be able to buy in the U.S.

Liane Yvkoff
Liane Yvkoff is a freelance writer who blogs about cars for CNET Car Tech. E-mail Liane.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--front

Audi is giving the A4 Avant the high performance RS treatment. The wagon will boast a zero to 60 mph time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph, or 174 mph if you opt to forgo electronically limited speed.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--rear quarter angle

The vehicle will go on sale next fall in Germany, and will retail for more than $100,000.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--side

The Audi RS 4 Avant has slightly sportier dimensions. It's an inch wider, and almost an inch longer, and rides almost an inch closer to the ground.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--front

The Audi swaps a metal grille for one with a matte brushed aluminum finish.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--rear

Dual exhaust pipes are integrated into an upturned diffuser.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--wheel

The Audi RS 4 Avant is available with either 19-inch forged aluminum wheels or 20-inch titanium-finish wheels.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--side view mirror

The wagon's side-view mirrors have a matte aluminum finish.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--driver's cockpit

The interior is available in a range of luxury leather finishes.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--interior

Buyers can opt for leather bucket racing seats.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--gearshift

Three drive settings are available to suit your preferences: comfort, auto, and dynamic.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--second row

The second row of the Audi RS 4 Avant.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--cargo area

Important for any active family will be the ski-passthrough in the second row seats.
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Audi RS 4 Avant--4.2-liter V8 engine

Under the hood is a hand-built 4.2-liter V-8 that produces 450 horsepower, paired with a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission.

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