SPIED: Audi RS4 Avant wearing new facelift in the snow

Just two days ago, we saw the facelifted version of the upcoming Audi A4 Avant doing some winter testing in the snow. Today, we’re seeing the top-of-the-line Audi RS4 Avant wearing the same facelift, also testing in the snow. (We don’t own the spy photos but they can be seen here)

In these new photos, a surprisingly heavily camouflaged Audi RS4 Avant facelift test mule is seen doing some winter testing and it looks similar to the A4 Avant facelift we just recently saw. That means it gets a similarly narrow grille with the same new headlights. The biggest difference at the front from this RS4 and the standard A4 is the grille insert, which has little hexagonal shapes in it.

Out back, it seems to get new OLED taillights, though, whereas the standard car had regular A4 taillights. While the overall shape of them is similar to the pre-facelift car, the actual lights themselves look similar to those found on the Audi A6. So it seems as if Audi is trickling down its OLED taillight tech.

Aside from those few changes, it doesn’t look much different than the current Audi RS4 Avant. That’s no bad thing, as the current car is great looking. But some fans will complain that it isn’t updated enough. The same will likely be said of the inside, which is doubtful to receive and big changes. Again, not a bad thing, but some fans might want more.

Power should remain relatively unchanged as well, with potentially a few ponies and torques added. So it should make around the same 450 hp and 443 lb-ft as the current car. Which is plenty, as the current Audi RS4 Avant is capable of 0-60 mph in the high three-second range. Though, it might need to be quicker than that, as Audi’s competition is catching up quick.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.