Over the years, the Audi RS4 has been the car enthusiasts bought instead of a BMW M3 because of its more everyday usability and practicality. That’s because the RS4 has almost always been an Avant. The B7-generation Audi RS4 came as a sedan but the rest of them were wagons only. This current generation is no different, as it only comes in long-roof form. However, it would look good as a sedan, too and that would make it more likely to come to North America, so we’d very much like Audi to make one. Especially if it looks like this render.
This new render by Nikita Aksyonov shows off what the newly facelifted Audi RS4 might look like as a sedan, rather than a wagon. The face looks similar to that of the standard Audi A4 facelift, just with black trim, “Quattro” badging on the bottom of the grille and some more aggressive front air intakes. It also gets black mirrors, a subtle black door blade and five-spoke wheels similar to those on the RS5. Out back, black bits in the taillights, a black lip spoiler and massive dual exhausts finish out the look of the car.
Overall, it looks really good as a sedan, thanks to the more aggressive body work and black bits of trim. In fact, we think that an Audi RS4 Sedan would sell surprisingly well. Such a car would give Audi a proper competitor to the BMW M3, Mercedes-AMG C63 and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. All of those cars offer sedan versions (the Alfa is only a sedan) so Audi could steal some of those sedan customers away if it made an RS4 with a short roof.
Although, that could just be wishful thinking, as seeing this makes us want Audi to build it and bring it to America. Audi making the RS4 as a sedan might be the only way to get it here, so even though we’d rather have the wagon, we’ll take whatever we can get.