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2007 Audi RS 4 Review


High-Speed Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a red 2007 Audi RS 4

In short: A V8-powered, high-performance super sedan.

A 420-horsepower V8 in a compact Audi A4 body? Sounds fast and it is, busting up to 60 mph in a scant 4.8 seconds. The RS 4 also benefits from a specially-configured rear-biased all-wheel drive system that results in a well-balanced ride with great traction and agility. Matching speed and power with excellent performance handling, this fierce German sedan should keep up with many of the world's top sports cars.

A closer look at the 2007 Audi RS 4

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2007 Audi RS 4

Warranty/Service: Four-year/50,000 mile limited warranty, 12-year limited warranty against rust, 24-hour roadside assistance for four-years/unlimited miles.

Base Price: $66,720

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 4.2-liter V8
Horsepower: 420 bhp @ 7800 rpm
Torque: 317 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual

Curb weight: 3,957 lbs
Wheelbase: 104.3 in
180.7/71.5/55.7 in
Turning circle: 36.4 feet

Brakes: four-wheel disc with ABS and electronic brake assist
independent front and rear

Traction: all-wheel drive, traction control, vehicle stability control, locking differential

Safety: front air bags, front side abdomen air bags, side curtain air bags, optional rear seat side air bags

0-60 mph: 4.8 seconds
Top Speed: N/A

EPA City: 14 mpg
EPA Highway: 20 mpg
Gas Guzzler Tax: $2,100

A side view of a yellow 2007 Audi RS 4

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(Updated: 04/09/10 NW)