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    My first look at the B7 RS4

    We had an RS4 presentation at work yesterday and got to have a play with the car [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    First impressions are great, it looks a lot fatter and meaner in real life with the flared arches and deeper side
    skirts. The model we had was in Daytona grey pearl with the optional 18" 5 spoke wheels. (19" 7 arm double spoke std) The brakes really look the part as they are fooking massive and along with the alloy mirrors and integrated rear spoiler the overall look is impressive.

    The interior is basically the same with some nice RS4 touches, The 2 main differences are the seats and steering wheel but there are some less noticeable changes too. The door pulls are alloy with a little slit in them and look and feel classy. The rear seats are also a different shape in the RS4 with a more pronounced bucket to them and of course the RS4 logo.

    The steering wheel looks and feels the part with nice grippy thumb mouldings and that little button with a "S" on it looks so inviting! The front seats are the best I've ever sat in, in any car period. They are incredibly comfy and grip you really well. You have three rocker switches on the side that electrically adjust the lumber support and inflate the side bolsters. The side bolsters work really well and when you press the sport button on the steering wheel they tighten up on you nicely. The only down side of the whole car is the somewhat pointless starter switch. These switches are great in a car with a smart key but in the RS4 you have to insert the key conventually turn it on and then reach across for the start button.

    However on pressing the start button the 50K price tag becomes understandable. The engine has a nice deep rumbling on tick over and if you press the sport button even at idle you can hear the exhaust note change to a more menacing note. Now because we where in the showroom with people on phones and customers around we weren't allowed to rev it up much however when I was moving the seat back I "accidentally" pressed the throttle pedal. All I can say is it sounds gorgeous when hitting the rev limiter at over 8000rpm [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]












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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4


    I want one!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    damn, another pair of perfectly good trousers ruined...

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    on a more serious note, I LOVE the way they've gone back to a circular chrome ring on the steering wheel, rather than that $HITE: not-quite-square crap that the rest of the new audi's have.

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    Very nice, prefer the standard 19's though.

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    that is a beauty, i want!

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    Stunning car, but i am in the minority, those wheels above look pony compared to the standard ones.




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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    I much prefer the std 19's too but with the demo RS4's the dealers/press have you get what your given!

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    ANY1 what 2 chiping 4 one

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

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    ANY1 what 2 chiping 4 one

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    Eh?

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    Holy mother of God.

    Apart from the wheels thats the car I've got on order. So glad I chose that colour, it looks much wider than the press and brochure photos. I just can't wait. Phone call to the dealer on Monday me thinks, push for that delivery date. It really does look the muts nuts.

    PaulVWG, any chance you could email those piccies to me I'll PM you with my email address.

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    How do you PM on this site, is it me?

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    Why don't you just save them from this page?

    Some car...colour is great too and I also prefer the new style RS4 wheels on it.

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    How many people are actually not going to spec the 19" RS4 wheels? not many I would assume!

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    Yes, excellent performance too!, having just looked at ordering a S4 Cab, I hear through good authority that there may be an RS4 Cab!! Anyone have any further news on this?

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    Who would spoil the car with those 18" wheels, standards are far far better, having said that i can only dream of such a beast being parked on my driveway.

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

    Apparently Audi did all its testing with the 18" wheels.

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    Re: My first look at the B7 RS4

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    I "accidentally" pressed the throttle pedal. All I can say is it sounds gorgeous when hitting the rev limiter at over 8000rpm [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

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    Very cool car and thanks for sharing... however I can't help thinking the above is a little daft (although I am guessing the engine was cold) I think this has just explained why I will never again by an Ex Demo car.

 

 

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