Audi RS4 Competition Review & Details

For the Audi RS models A4 Avant and A5, there will be even sportier competition versions from July. These were presented on May 17th. Audi has unveiled a competition package for the RS4 and RS5 that includes chassis and styling upgrades.

  • The new competition version of RS4 Avant and RS5
  • Design improvements over the production vehicle
  • Competition plus package also available
  • Sporty chassis improvements
  • Higher top speed
  • There are also upgrades in the interior
  • Sales start in July 2022

The Audi RS4 Avant and Audi RS5 get a new Competition Package that includes a reinforced, racing-oriented chassis and some cosmetic upgrades.

This alternative to the BMW M3 Competition and Alfa Romeo Guilia QV will be available to order from July.

Design

Compared to the production vehicles, the new Audi RS4 Avant and the RS5 Competition have been given some visual upgrades that set them apart from the other vehicles.

You’ll spot unique 20-inch alloy wheels, a new black paint job only found in the competition, and black plaques around the car.

Audi RS4 Competition

The exterior mirrors, grille, and side vents are clad in matte carbon fiber. Matrix LED headlights are standard equipment.

Driving behavior

One of the biggest changes for the Competition versions of the Audi RS4 Avant and Audi RS5 is the optional chassis upgrade offered as part of the Competition Plus package.

For a surcharge on the Competition, you can get a manually adjustable coil over kit that is 10mm lower than the standard vehicle and can be lowered by a further 10mm to a total of 20mm.

The Competition Plus also features dynamic steering, said to be quicker and more responsive when driving around the track, and an improved sport differential that can transfer more power to the rear wheels.

Engines

The Audi RS4 Avant and the RS5 Competition get the same 2.9-liter V6 engine with twin turbocharging as the production vehicle with 450 hp and 600 Nm of torque. The top speed has increased slightly to 290 km/h.

Audi RS4 Competition

Both the Competition and Competition Plus models have an improved sports exhaust. It sounds more roaring and is 8 kg lighter than the production vehicle exhaust. The exhaust will most likely still have a soft restrictor though.

Audi RS4 & RS5 Competition Interior

The competition version of the Audi RS4 Avant and RS5 received some upgrades in the interior compared to the production vehicle, such as a suede-like Alcantara steering wheel.

There are also numerous carbon fiber trims on the dashboard, doors, and center console, as well as red detailing on the seat belts. Unique Alcantara trim strips on the seats complete the equipment.

Audi RS4 & RS5 Competition Prices and the start of sales

The Competition and Competition Plus package for the Audi RS4 Avant and RS5 can be ordered in Germany from July 2022.

At least 7,875 euros are due for the Competition Package, the Competition Plus package costs 11,875 euros more than the normal RS models. The standard RS4 Avant costs 86,000 euros, for the RS5 87,000 euros are due.

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