The Audi RS4 was spotted undergoing cold weather testing in Sweden ahead of its anticipated global unveiling later this year. Changes in the updated model will be limited to cosmetic and feature upgrades, while mechanically it will continue to be powered by the existing engine.
Unlike what was believed earlier, the RS4 does not share the headlight design with the A6. Based on what can be seen, the new RS4 will get a more ornate headlamp design, wider grille with beefier bonnet and sleek LED taillights as seen in the new A7. Interior details are not available for now, however, it is believed that the new model will be offered with the latest touchscreen infotainment system and a sporty instrument cluster. Moreover, the vehicle will also get premium leather upholstery and ventilated seats.
Under the hood, the RS4 facelift is likely to continue with the existing 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox to generate 444bhp of power and 443Nm of torque. The vehicle is capable of sprinting from 0-100kmph in about 4.1 seconds. The top speed will be electronically restricted to 250kmph while the optional RS Dynamic package is capable of reaching a top speed of 280kmph.