How much power is actually in the hot Audi RS4 Avant?June 15, 2018
The results of this dino-test surprised everyone – the German “hot” station wagon has a higher capacity than the automaker claims. And with the help of the so-called chip-tuning, you can further increase the power of this motor.
Often, automakers attribute their models to higher performance indicators, trying to attract more customers or simply to be better than their direct competitors – it’s about passport data. However, there are also such brands that reduce the indicator of the maximum power of their engine, as well as its torque – it is not entirely clear why they do it, but oh well …
One such car company is Audi, which often points to paper documents for its models – especially those equipped with powerful “engines” with a turbocharger, figures that are actually smaller than real ones.
And living proof of this was a new video from the company Carwow, whose experts decided to check the “hot” German wagon Audi RS4 Avant on the dynamometer installation – it is reported that in total, the car traveled about 4,828 kilometers.
According to this most passport data, the 2.9-liter V6 biturbo has a maximum output of 444 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque. As it turned out, these figures are intended to be underestimated by the automaker, as in fact, the engine was able to “crack up” to 460.2 hp – and this indicator was obtained for both attempts at testing. One of Carwow’s specialists says that the Audi RS4 Avant engine can be easily upgraded and in this case the maximum possible capacity will be more than 500 hp. At the moment there are necessary “firmware” for the electronic engine control unit. The torque reading is even more impressive – now it is 650 Nm, which is 50 Nm more than the factory specification. The peak torque is reached at about 2750 rpm.
The powerful 2.9-liter V6 transmits torque to all four wheels (the Quattro all-wheel drive system) via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Meanwhile, Audi has started tests of the updated S7.