Used Audi A4 RS4 (2005 - 2008) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 16 Jan 2009
5
Available as a saloon, estate and convertible, Audi's ultimate A4, the RS4, is powered by a huge 4.2-litre V8 engine with a whopping 414bhp.

Audi A4 RS4 (05-08)
Superb performance, understated looks, safe handling
Thirsty V8 engine, high running costs

New price range:

£50,730 - £60,030

Used price range:

£6,200 - £12,589

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

5 out of 5

Available as a saloon, estate and convertible, Audi's ultimate A4, the RS4, is powered by a huge 4.2-litre V8 engine with a whopping 414bhp. This gives it a 0-60mph time of less than five seconds and allied to a howling soundtrack from the FSI engine and four exhaust pipes, it makes driving one an intoxicating experience. The RS models have long had a cult following and this one is no exception.

It's not cheap to buy or run, but if you want a less brash and overt alternative to the BMW M3, look no further.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2 out of 5

Green credentials

0.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Quite a bit for a performance car to be honest... 4 doors, big boot, big brakes, good handling etc Its just as suitable being used as a family car as it is being used down at Croft race circuit.  

5 out of 5

Mark Robinson ,   21 Oct 2014    ... read more

 The boot. I don't carry alot for work, the GTR does fine, but for the times I need alot of kit, camping trips, bike rides, trips to B&Q it is perfect. It's why I wanted a second car..  

5 out of 5

Dan Cole ,   30 Jul 2014    ... read more

 Its an estate...or Avant to give its proper name !  

5 out of 5

Zak Sexton ,   02 Apr 2013    ... read more

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