2008 Audi RS 4  -  $69,785


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $69,785
Base Invoice: $65,102
Destination Charge: $775
Options: $2,100
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 13 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 4.2L DOHC FSI direct-injection V8 engine

Pros

Supercar performance with a staid appearance; stellar (and proven) AWD control; striking interior luxury; available open-air experience.


Model Highlights

Audi took a lot of their Le Mans-winning racing technology and funneled it into the limited-production, four-door Audi RS4, which is joined in 2008 by a new two-door cabriolet model. Both body styles employ a 4.2L V8 to crank out 420 horsepower, and the engine makes the overwhelming majority of its 317 lb-ft of torque at slightly over 2,000 rpms.

The RS4 has more than a potent engine, however. A fully hydraulic dynamic ride control not only limits body lean to enhance the RS4's cornering capabilities, but also delivers a surprisingly good ride. Audi has tuned the RS4's quattro AWD system for maximum performance, and it allows a bit more wheel spin than usual for improved acceleration. Electronic stability control is standard.

Larger tires, unique wheels and some suggestive exhaust pipes are the main exterior clues that the RS4 packs a punch. Inside, carbon fiber is used in tasteful doses as accents, the bucket seats are Recaros, and the pedals are trimmed in bright alloy. A "Sport" button allows the driver to alter the throttle mapping for even faster response. It also opens the V8's exhaust system for an even more ominous rumble.

The RS4 has the usual standard luxury touches one expects from Audi: sunroof, xenon self-leveling lights, automatic climate control, rear park assist, a six-disc CD changer, and power seats, mirrors, windows, and locks.

A trio of packages is available on the sedan. The Premium Package (available with and without an iPod interface) adds navigation, auto-dimming mirrors, a memory feature for seats and mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth, power rear sunshades, Sirius satellite radio, and a Bose sound system. A Titanium Package includes black interior trim, 19-inch wheels, and black and titanium exterior enhancements. The Audi Exclusive Package consists of black and red leather seat trim, and red contrast stitching throughout the cabin. Rear side air bags are also optional.

The cabriolet can be ordered with an iPod interface and brushed aluminum beltline trim.


Model News

A new two-door cabriolet joins the Audi RS4 lineup for 2008. It is equipped with the same 420-horsepower V8 engine that is found in the RS4 sedan, and constitutes one of the most potent and luxurious full-size convertibles on the market today. A reported 300 of these models are expected to be delivered to the U.S., and the cabriolet is rumored to be a one-year-only model run.


Value Writeup

The 2008 RS4 offers supercar performance within a restrained four-door sedan design, and Audi's sure-footed quattro AWD system is standard. The new cabriolet model has few peers, offering stellar performance and handling, top-down thrills, and seating for five.


Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
215.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
332.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.2L/254

Fuel System
FSI Direct

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 @ 6000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.21

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190

Total Cooling System Capacity
12.2 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
90.1 ft³

Front Head Room
37.9 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Second Head Room
37.1 in

Second Leg Room
34.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.4 in

Wheelbase
104.3 in

Length, Overall
180.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.5 in

Height, Overall
55.7 in

Track Width, Front
61.4 in

Track Width, Rear
61.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
3.7 in

Liftover Height
28.2 in

Trunk Volume
13.4 ft³

Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link

Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P255/35R19

Rear Tire Size
P255/35R19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 9.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 9.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.4 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.6 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

4.2L DOHC FSI direct-injection V8 engine

6-speed manual transmission-inc: synchronized reverse gear, dual-mass flywheel

Front/rear hypoid gear electronically locking differential

TORSEN center differential

Electronic stability program (ESP) w/traction control (ASR)

quattro permanent all-wheel drive system

520 amp battery located in trunk floor

190 amp alternator

Independent 4-link suspension-inc: virtual steering axis, anti-roll bar, single-tube shock absorbers, coil springs, radius link

Double wishbone rear suspension-inc: anti-roll bar

Dynamic ride control-inc: central valve unit transferring pressure equally

P255/35R19 high performance tires

19" x 9.0" 7-double spoke alloy wheels

Tire inflator kit-inc: electric pump, tire sealant

Servotronic speed-sensitive close-ratio pwr steering

4-wheel ventilated floating disc brakes w/cross-drilled rotors, "RS" logo on calipers

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake pressure distribution (EBD)

Brake assist

"RS" oval exhaust pipes & rear diffuser w/"RS" honeycomb pattern on diffuser

Tool kit in spare wheel well

Aluminum front fenders & hood

Tilt/slide glass sunroof-inc: pinch protection, sliding shade

Flared rocker panels

Rear lip spoiler

Brushed aluminum window trim

Single-frame front grille-inc: "RS" honeycomb pattern, brushed aluminum trim

Bi-xenon headlights-inc: automatic self-leveling, adaptive front lighting system, retractable high pressure headlight washers

(2) front fog lights

(1) rear fog light

Auto-blink turn signals

Programmable bi-xenon daytime running lights

Distinctive RS 4 aluminum finish pwr heated auto-dimming folding mirrors w/memory

4-position intermittent front wipers-inc: heated windshield washer nozzles

Silk Nappa full leather seat upholstery-inc: seat piping, door inserts, front/rear armrests

12-way pwr heated Recaro sport seats-inc: 4-way pwr lumbar, adjustable active head restraints, RS 4 logo in seatbacks

60/40 split-folding rear bench seat-inc: ski sack, individual locks, adjustable head restraints

Full length center console-inc: cigarette lighter, (2) outlets in console, dual adjustable cupholders, front/rear ashtrays, front folding height adjustable center armrest w/storage

Rear folding center armrest w/dual cupholders

Front/rear floor mats w/fastening mechanism

Tilt/telescopic steering column

3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel-inc: audio controls, phone controls, RS 4 logo

Backlit instrumentation w/automatic brightness control-inc: digital clock w/date, tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, coolant temp gauge

Digital trip odometer w/service interval indicator

Color driver info display-inc: lap timer, 5-function trip computer, outside temp display, audio display, auto check system, speed warning, pictogram display

Tire pressure monitoring system

CAN network-inc: (3) fully functional circuits (infotainment, comfort, powertrain)

Tire mobility system-inc: sealant, 12-volt compressor

Pwr windows-inc: 1-touch up/down, 2-stage button, pinch protection, illuminated driver switch w/rear lockout

Retained accessory pwr until front door opens-inc: windows, sunroof

Central locking system-inc: selective unlocking, convenience open/close for windows & sunroof, front/rear master switches w/LED lock notification, rear switch is lock-only, auto locks when vehicle reaches 5-MPH

Extended range remote keyless entry-inc: rolling code, selective unlock, trunk open, panic, folding key

Remote trunk release w/soft touch opening

Valet key

Sport mode button-inc: louder exhaust note, more aggressive accelerator mapping

Cruise control

Rear Parktronic system

Anti-theft alarm system-inc: backup battery, backup horn, tilt sensor, ultrasonic interior monitoring system w/defeat switch, generation III immobilizer, auto-on when vehicle is locked

Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer-inc: MP3 capability, radio data systems (RDS), "Autostore", graduate audio level adjustment (GALA), 10-speaker sound system

Satellite radio prep

Concealed rear glass phase diversity antenna system

Bluetooth preparation

Surfboard roof antenna

Dual zone automatic climate control-inc: (7) temp sensors, sun sensor, pressure sensor, charcoal & electrostatic filters

Rear window defogger w/auto-off after (10) minutes when above freezing

RS 4 "Carbon 800" beltline trim-inc: dashboard, door panels, center console, front/rear ashtrays

Protective door sill trim w/RS 4 logo

(3) front visors-inc: RH/LH illuminated vanity mirrors

(4) assist handles w/slow retraction

Lighting-inc: front/rear headliner w/fade-in/fade-out feature & time delay, glove box, cargo area, lighter & ashtray, footwells, ambient red for dash & center console, air vent controls

Leather-wrapped shift boot & hand brake handle

Front seatback pockets

Storage tray under front seats

(4) tie-down eyelets in trunk

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake pressure distribution (EBD)

Advanced 2-stage front airbags w/occupant protection

Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags

SIDEGUARD front/rear side curtain airbags

Front seat belts-inc: 3-point, auto pretensioners, force limiters, height adjustable upper mounts

Rear seat belts-inc: 3-point, auto pretensioners

Passenger seat belts w/automatic locking retractor (ALR)

Integrated child locks in rear doors w/adjacent emergency rear door unlock

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) in rear seats

Electronic stability program (ESP) w/traction control (ASR)

Active front head restraints

Side intrusion door beams

Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, fuel pump off, engine off, interior lights on, hazard lights on

Programmable bi-xenon daytime running lights

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$2,100

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
NORTHEAST EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
SILK NAPPA FULL LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
PREMIUM COST PAINT
$750

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE HOLDER
$0

 
FRONT GRILLE FILLER PANEL
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG
$4,000

 
PREMIUM PKG W/IPOD INTERFACE
$4,000

 
AUDI EXCLUSIVE PKG
$3,800

 
TITANIUM PKG
$750

 
REAR SIDE AIRBAGS
$350

 
IPOD GLOVE BOX INTERFACE
$250

 
PIANO BLACK INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
BRUSHED ALUMINUM BELTLINE TRIM
$0

 
DELETE SUNROOF
$0

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