The R8 might be the Audi’s most exciting car, thanks to being a sexy mid-engine supercar, but its best car is probably the Audi RS4 Avant. There’s almost nothing it can’t do extremely well. It’s fast, it’s fun, it looks good, it’s comfortable and it can fit the family, the dog and all of their gear with ease. It’s truly an everyday supercar. That point is driven home even further with this new video from Germany’s Sport Auto, which just took an RS4 to the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
Before we take a look at the lap, let’s take a look at the car. The Audi RS4 Avant is the fastest version of the A4 Avant. So it gets a 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6 that makes 450 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. That engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic and sends power to all four wheels. It also gets a lower, much sportier suspension and an option rear differential.
According to Audi, 0-60 happens in the low four-second range but we’ve seen it tested in the mid-too-high three-second range. So it’s seriously quick. But can a family wagon really be fast on the Nurburgring, the most difficult track in the world?
Apparently, yes. In this video, the Audi RS4 Avant runs a 7:58.52-minute time on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, which is the full version of the track and it’s very long, about twelve miles. While that tie won’t shatter any records or really make headlines, it’s a very impressive time for a small-ish performance wagon that can double as the commuter car and the family car.
That’s what’s most impressive about the Audi RS4 Avant. Its duality is almost unmatched, thanks to its ability to embarrass supercars from just a few years ago while also being a comfortable and practical daily driver. The only problem with the RS4? The fact that we can’t get it in America.