But is that fair? To find out, Rory travelled to Morocco to get behind the wheel of the latest RS4 Avant, which features a sharp new look and upgraded tech.
But there’s a catch. He’s only got four hours with the car. Is that enough to discover whether this super-estate is as super as its larger sibling?
Find out as Rory puts the RS4 through its paces on a gravel road and pits it against the urban battleground that is Marrakesh city traffic. There’s a flat tyre to contend with, too, and a contest to see just how many plant pots he can fit in the boot.
Is the RS4 Avant now an even better all-rounder than the RS6 Avant? Let’s see.