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Audi RS 4 Avant ‘Nogaro’ edition on sale from $171,300

March 7, 2014

A new special edition Audi RS 4 is being announced for Australia, called the Nogaro selection edition. It celebrates the 20th anniversary of the ‘RS’ family which begun in 1994 with the RS 2 Avant.

Audi RS 4 Avant Nogaro

The special has just made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It features a bespoke Nogaro blue exterior which harks back to the original RS 2’s blue colour scheme. A number of trimmings including around the windows and the exhaust tips are painted in black for contrast.

The blue and black theme is carried over into the interior as well, with two-tone sports seats, blue stitching on leather-covered fixtures, as well as blue piping around the floor mats.

Other highlights include 20-inch turned finish 5-V-spoke alloy wheels wearing 265/30 tyres. In which are a set of wave-pattern perforated performance discs with red-painted brake calipers with RS logos.

Audi RS 4 Avant Nogaro edition with RS 2

Under the bonnet the high-revving 4.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine is untouched. It serves up 331kW of power at 8250rpm and 430Nm of torque between 4000-6000rpm. Flat out, 0-100km/h comes up in 4.7 seconds, with a top speed of 280km/h. Its average fuel economy is rated at 10.7L/100km.

In comparison to its grandfather, the RS 2, performance has, understandably, moved forward. The RS 2 came with a 2.2-litre turbocharged five-cylinder producing 232kW and 410Nm. It was able to cover 0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds, with a top speed of 262km/h – both still impressive figures by today’s standards.

Audi Australia is introducing just five examples of this special edition. Customers will be able to select from a number of Audi exclusive enhancements upon purchase, which means all examples are likely to be quite different. Prices start at $171,300 (excluding on-road costs).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.