One of our favourite fast Audis is back: meet the new RS4 Avant, wicked wagon of choice for well-heeled families in a rush. Sadly, the V8 of yore is no more, replaced by the same 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 you’ll ind in the RS5. If you want high-rolling V8 timbre, best pop into the AMG showroom next door.
With a mirror-image 443bhp and 443lb ft, Audi’s load-lugger will hit 62mph in 4.1sec and top out at 174mph, if you spec the optional RS Dynamic pack. It should handle through the corners, too, with the quattro drivetrain paired with an optional active dierential to spread torque across the grippiest wheels.
It’s due in UK showrooms in early 2018, priced from £61,625.