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Having already spent some time with the Audi RS4 Avant, Rory Reid takes another look and tests its real-world applications. All very relatable tests, like shepherding a dozen dogs into the back seats and applying drag make-up at top speed.

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About the car
The Audi RS4 Avant is an impressively agile estate that mixes elements of sports car and family car. It’s got a fantastic interior, some great power and plenty of practical touches. Read the full review here.
Is the Audi RS4 Avant fun to drive?
Our first real-world test is whether this Audi is fun to drive. Skip to this part of the video to catch that.

For context, the Audi RS4 Avant has a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine. This’ll get you 450 horsepower and plenty of torque. It’s got a top speed of around 155mph and will get 0-62 in around 4.2 seconds.

As for how it handles – we found that the tyres boasted solid grip and composure, while absorbing most of the bumps from the road. It also comes packed with safety features and tech.
Is the Audi RS4 Avant practical?
Suitable as a family car, the Audi RS4 Avant offers 495 litres of boot space, which expands to 1,495 litres if you let the back seats down. Wondering how many dogs you could fit in this space? Of course you were. Well wonder no more.

Both front and back are roomy enough for two adults apiece, and there’s a range of cubby holes and door pockets for your bits and bobs.

Up front, you get Audi’s Virtual Cockpit as standard, which includes a 12.3-inch colour screen for everything from sat-nav to music playlist and trip info. There’s also an 8.3-inch screen in the dashboard, controlled by a dial by the gearstick called MMI.
Is the Audi RS4 Avant comfortable?
The Audi RS4 Avant rests somewhere in between a sports car and a family estate car and manages to capture the advantages of both.

Adaptive suspension allows you to choose between ‘Comfort’ or ‘Dynamic’ mode and achieve relaxed or feistier driving as suits you.

Audi’s interiors have long used quality materials and build to stand out. The Audi RS4 Avant continues this trend with comfortable, leather sports seats up front and room for two adults in the back.

As for creature comforts: you get heated front sports seats and a host of entertainment features, including a digital dashboard as standard.

If you want to splash out on a higher trim, you can choose to add rear-view cameras, a panoramic sunroof, Bang & Olufsen sound systems and Nappa leather seats.

Head here for our final test of the Audi RS4 Avant.
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