Announced in 2017, the Audi RS4 Avant has finally made its way to South Africa. The big news is that the naturally aspirated V8 is out, and the new VW Group 2.9-litre V6 is in.
In some ways the change was inevitable and in many ways, the V8 will be missed. But there are some advantages to the new twin-turbo powerplant: it's lighter, so the front-end is a bit more sprightly. And it's torquier - a lot torquier, with 600 Nm now force-fed into the quattro drivetrain and the results are...interesting.
In this video, Ciro De Siena takes the newcomer to a secret testing facility outside of Cape Town for a thorough shakedown. Watch the video!