[ QUOTE ] S4Mate said:
Thanks for the info Drum. I'm a bit disapointed it's not to be the FSI V8 though, I can't imagine what fuel consumption will be like if they're planning to squeeze more out of it than in the S4.
If there is to be no auto I hope they do a DSG version.
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I know for a fact that Audi are developing a DSG box for longditudinal engines and a prototype appeared in the Le Mans concept demonstrator (which was tested in Car magazine during the Summer). Given the success of DSG in the TT (and the shoddy performance of SMG ii in BMW's M3), I am sure that it will appear in A4s, A6s and A8s before too long. However, I understand that there is a big technical issue related to fitting DSG to current Torsen differential. From the rumours I've heard, I don't expect DSG to appear until 2006 model year at the earliest.
Right now, Audi has just done a lot to freshen up the A4 range so I expect other technical advances may be used to spruce up the A8 or A6 before being applied to the RS4. A DSG on the next RS6 could be quite a good reason to buy one. The problem with Audi is that you never know until the thing appears.
With or without DSG or an auto gearbox, I expect RS4 to kick butt. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dancing.gif
Good point, Ben, but given that the RS4 is likely to sell in smaller volumes than the S4 and is only a variant of the A4 rather than a fundamentally new model, there is no reason why it cannot appear here so soon after launch. Anyway, that's what Audi UK tells me. Moreover, the UK is I think one of the strongest Audi markets outside Germany, in particular for the RS6 and TT. So it makes sense to get the RS4 here soon.
I've ordered the Avant. RS2s, RS4s and RS6S really need to be estate cars, otherwise they lose their Q-car subtlety! That said, the B7 A4 is quite a bit more aggressive than I expected.
[ QUOTE ] Ben (bjacks) said:
Do you reckon that a car shown to the World in March will be released in UK RHD form 2 to 3 months later? I'd personally have my doubts, but not having done any research on the B7 RS4 I could be completely wrong.
Did you order a saloon or avant?
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Are they doing it saloon??? Man very nice... I can't wait!
[ QUOTE ] RastaS4 said:
you know what Ben? I've had my S4 sallon (RS4 conversion) for 4 years now and I love it! If I were to buy a car now...it would definitly be a B5 RS4... I dream about that car all the time
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I dreamt about A3's, S3, S4, RS4's etc etc for years. Luckily the bank manager keeps lending me enough money to buy them /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
The RS4 is an awsome car, really do like it a lot at the moment, especially after a quick session at Castle Combe this weekend. Mind you, there were some v. rapid modded S4's there as well doing their thing.