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Sporty Audi RS4 un-PC but memorable

and the new Audi RS4 prepares for serious action as small pneumatic pumps whir into life, firming the side ... , the bull-nosed RS4 is an unlikely candidate for life in this ultra-fast lane, where minimum requirements ... 160kmh in under 12sec. For starters, the RS4 is a four-door saloon (a wagon version is coming ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 9 Aug 2006 - 1:27am - 0 comments

V8 Audi wagon will continue to thrill

priced the new RS4 $15,000 lower than the model it replaces, though some items standard previously ... . Whether the Audi RS4 proves an exception to that rule has yet to be seen, but the news from ... have helped Audi NZ to price the new RS4 $15,000 lower than the old, though some items standard ...

Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 8 Dec 2012 - 5:06am - 0 comments

VW-Audi adds a couple of twists to stable

of the Golf hatchback, and the other the storming RS4 performance variant of the Audi A4 sedan ... , rain-sensing wipers, and an eight-speaker CD sound system. Priced at $159,500, the RS4 is Audi ... variable four-wheel-drive Quattro technology and a six-speed manual transmission, the RS4 is capable ...

Vehicle Review - David Thomson - 29 Apr 2006 - 5:32pm - 0 comments

Drivesouth's picks from 2012

. Luxury: Audi RS4: Audi's performance division has been banging out RS cars since 1994 and the badge now ...

News Item - Guest - 12 Jan 2013 - 5:30am - 0 comments

Audi SQ5 an outstanding diesel

Previous | Image 1 of 2 | Next The Audi SQ5 - a slightly pudgy crossover with the confidence and verve to feel good on a race circuit. Photos: Richard Bosselman Feral family wagons (RS4 and RS6); bonkers boulevarde cruiser (TT-RS): Yup, Audi has the ability ...

Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 11 May 2013 - 6:07am - 0 comments

Lexus IS350 F Sport fast, balanced and comfortable

of a BMW M3 or Audi RS4. The ISF has in turn spawned the IS "F Sport" range, a second ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 1 Oct 2011 - 5:25am - 0 comments

Trio of Lamborghinis at Prestige Auction

' vehicles at auction - an Audi RS4 Avant 2007 and Bentley Arnage 1999. It's the first time a Bentley has ...

News Item - Guest - 10 Sep 2009 - 3:10pm - 0 comments

Kiwi Team Nurburgring win class in 24 hour race

as the first group of the high powered vehicles thundered towards turn one. The Audi RS4 with Andy Booth behind ... . The Audi RS4 started got away to a great start and was put in a good rhythm by all drivers and gradually ... to its regular handling. Like the Hondas, the RS4 was outperforming previous years lap times ...

News Item - Guest - 18 May 2010 - 10:26am - 0 comments

BMW M3 : Getting to grips with the knockers’ gripes

of such an expensive car. They say it’s lost some soul. Some say the Audi RS4 is better. But this is what BMW said ... the RS4, but that’s just as well. The Audi has quattro all-wheel drive; the rear-drive M3 relies on your ... . And is expected to last only two grand prix races. The 0-100kmh time of 4.8 seconds exactly matches the RS4 ...

Vehicle Roadtest - Richard Bosselman - 7 Oct 2007 - 10:59am - 0 comments

Win in Jordan extends Loeb's title lead

.2sec 5, Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin, Ford Focus RS, 4hr 00min 00.2sec 6, Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia, Citroen C4, 4hr 02min 02.3sec 7, Federico Villagra/Jorge Perez Companc, Ford Focus RS, 4hr 03 ... /Ilka Minor, Ford Focus RS, 4hr 05min 44.5sec 10, Xavier Pons/Alex Haro, Ford Fiesta, 4hr 10min 09.8sec ...

News Item - Guest - 6 Apr 2010 - 2:18pm - 0 comments

Hagstrom poised to end Escort domination

/Ross, Ford Escort RSFJ, +3m15.2s 8. Boaden/Cheers, Ford Escort, +3m38.3s 9. Wylie/Turner, Nissan 240RS, +4m ...

News Item - Guest - 10 May 2008 - 7:08pm - 0 comments

Muscular coupe delivers go-hard style

to the 309kW version in the $30,000 dearer RS4. It also overshadows the twin-turbo 335i, both on paper (225k ... . Steering accuracy and feel is less of a high point than in the RS4, a breakthrough car in this respect ...

Vehicle Roadtest - Richard Bosselman - 8 Sep 2007 - 1:00am - 0 comments

Ogier holds off Loeb to win Rally of Portugal

44.4sec 8,  F Villagra/J Perez Companc, ARG, Ford Focus RS, 4hr 01min 52.2sec 9,  K Al Qassimi/M Orr, UAE, Ford Focus RS, 4hr 02min 11.9sec 10, K Räikkönen/K Lindström, FIN, Citroen C4, 4hr 02min ...

News Item - Guest - 31 May 2010 - 10:48am - 0 comments

Ashley Forest Rallysprint - Canterbury

Lancer Evo 2 RS 4WD Unlimited Dave Wilson Ashburton Toyota Celica GT4 4WD Unlimited Richard Bowater Ashburton Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 3 RS 4WD Unlimited Hamish Galletly Christchurch Subaru Impreza WRX 4WD ...

Event - Catherine Pattison - 14 Aug 2008 - 6:47pm - 0 comments

Toyota Corolla: New generation Corolla fresh but not too bold

the obvious exotic choices like the Audi RS4 and Porsche 911 turbo and opt for the Toyota Corolla GLX sedan ...

Vehicle Roadtest - Guest - 24 Nov 2007 - 4:22pm - 0 comments

Extreme makeover for Audi’s A4

flagship until December, when it is trumped by the new RS4, powered by an even more powerful FSI version ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 14 May 2005 - 3:10pm - 0 comments

Lexus IS-F: No more Mr Nice Guy

it with Germany's best aces, the BMW M3, Audi RS4 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. The Japanese newcomer arrives ... ,000 under a like-specification M3 sedan. Now discontinued, the RS4 was a $159,000 call. The German cars ...

Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 1 Nov 2008 - 8:00am - 0 comments

Mercedes C63: AMG brilliance to fore in new sports saloon

Previous | Image 1 of 5 | Next Appropriate menace . . . the C63 AMG sits low to the ground. Photos by David Thomson. Mercedes-Benz's latest rival to the BMW M3 and AUDI RS4 has been widely lauded as its best sports saloon effort yet. David Thomson ...

Vehicle Review - David Thomson - 4 Oct 2008 - 8:00am - 0 comments

Audi: A4 pivotal in plan to overtake BMW

, and there is no word at all on another RS4. The A4-derived Q5 small sports utility shows next year. (Audi, A4 ...

Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 19 Apr 2008 - 9:00am - 0 comments

Latest TT makes quantum leap in handling

that of the mighty Audi RS4 saloon. Standard fare on the flagship TT includes leather trim, climate control ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 24 Feb 2007 - 4:35pm - 0 comments