It’s been three years since we said goodbye to the last Audi RS4, and what a car it was. Car nuts, the world over, loved its high-revving 4.2-litre V8 and the whole steroided-up family car look.
By the looks of things, the latest paparazzi snaps suggest that Audi might be trying to re-kindle the RS4 magic. A quick glance at the photo might suggest an S4 Avant, but this car has larger RS5-style wheels and brakes, a hint that maybe the next RS4 could be using the same 450hp 4.2-litre V8 as the RS5, as well as its seven-speed dual-clutch S-tronic transmission.
Other sources are claiming that a new RS4 could use the upcoming turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 set to do service in other high-end Audis and the Bentley Continental GT, or an even more powerful version of the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 found in the current S4.
Whatever engine the RS4 ends up having, it will be great to have one of the most popular hot-rod station wagons back on the market. If Audi is indeed making an RS4, expect it to be unveiled sometime towards the end of 2011 or beginning of next year.