Audi denies the RS4 Avant's rumored arrival in the US.

In response to a MotorTrend article, Audi has verified to CarBuzz that there are no plans to export the RS4 Avant Competition hot wagon to the United States.

"The RS4 won't be available in the US anytime soon. I'm afraid that what was heard was false "a spokeswoman for Audi informed us.

According to the initial report, the RS4 Avant's choice to come to our region was largely influenced by the RS6 Avant's strong sales performance. All 2,000 copies of the 591 horsepower super wagon sold out immediately, thus causing Audi to think that Americans do genuinely enjoy wagons, although incredibly powerful and costly ones.
Further evidence of this can be seen in the online petition that was started in a now-failed attempt to persuade BMW to sell the M3 Touring in the United States last year. It was hoped that Audi would have noticed. In this instance, BMW's loss may have been Audi's benefit. The G21-coded third-generation 3 Series Touring was never homologated for the American market. Since that the M3 Touring would only sell in small quantities, doing so would not make economical sense. BMW, however, has hinted that the next M5 Touring would enter the US market in reaction to the Audi RS6.

Homologation problems for the RS4 wouldn't be insurmountable for Audi, though. Since the A4 allroad is already available here, bringing the powerful RS model across wouldn't likely present a significant challenge. Our desire for it increased when our undercover photographers photographed an RS4 Avant test mule on the road last summer.
The 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 444 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque is a Porsche design. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels (yes, quattro!). Electronic limits set a top speed of 155 mph. 20-inch wheels, an RS exhaust system, and optional Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires are further great elements. The rear differential and suspension of the quattro sport received significant improvements.

The RS4 Competition felt like a no-brainer given the popularity of the RS6 Avant and the accessibility of the A4 Allroad in the US. Regrettably, not now nor ever will it happen.

The RS6 will continue to be offered in the United States while a facelift is forthcoming.

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