VIDEO: Joe Achilles drives the Audi RS4 Avant

If you’ve seen Joe Achilles’ self-named YouTube channel, you’d know that he’s typically a BMW fan. He owns a BMW M140i and is currently buying a BMW M2 Competition. So he’s big on Bavarians, just the other ones. Now, though, he’s been driving an Audi RS4 Avant for ten days and he seems to like it quite¬† a bit.

It’s actually sort of surprising to hear him speak so highly of it, as BMW drivers typically hate Audis. We obviously like our four-ringed cars here but there’s no denying that Audis have never been the most communicative¬†cars on the road, especially modern Audis, which have rather numb steering, even if they steer very accurately. BMW’s have numb steering these days, too, to be honest, but the BMW brand has a long history of highly communicative cars.

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Still, Achilles seems to really like the Audi RS4 Avant. In fact, he goes on to say that, as a complete package, the B9 Audi RS4 Avant is one of the best cars on sale in the UK (where he lives). He actually acknowledges that he’s normally known as a “BMW Man” but admits that the other Bavarians don’t make anything like the RS4 Avant. There isn’t a single BMW wagon that is as fast or as capable as the RS4, making it not only a great all around package but a relatively exclusive one (AMG makes a hot wagon in this segment as well).

With its 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6, making 450 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, the Audi RS4 Avant is more powerful than the BMW M3 Competition Package. It’s also faster, more luxurious and far, far more practical. It’s really hard to not love the RS4 as a daily driver. Are there more thrilling, better driver’s cars? Of course. But as an all-around package, the Audi RS4 Avant is really hard to beat. Now we just need to see it compared to the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate.

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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.