Tuesday 21st May 2013
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We would love to hear about your experience of the Audi RS4. If you have ever owned one of these and had to replace any parts, please share your experience with us. Let us know how the replacement parts performed when fitted. Write a review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Audi RS4 Overview

The Audi RS4 is classed as a compact executive sports car which is produced by the German automobile manufacturing company Audi. Audi is part of the larger Volkswagen Group and the RS4 is the sports version of the Audi A4. The RS4 has been available in three different stints: 2001-01, 2006-08 and 2012-present. The first and third versions are only available in Avant (Audi's estate version) where as the second version was available as a saloon also. These cars have superb performance, are great to drive and also have really good handling. They can be expensive to buy and are very greedy on fuel. The current version of the RS4 is the most powerful ever and they have plenty of space and great comfort. Does this sound like your experience of the RS4?

Audi RS4 History

The first generation (2000-01) RS4 was introduced in 2000 as a replacement for the RS2 Avant. This version of the RS4 was only available as an Avant and shared its design platform with the A4 and S4. They were built on the Volkswagen Group B5 platform. The second generation (2006-08) was introduced after a 5 year absence and was built on the Audi B6 platform. This version was available in both saloon and Avant. There was also a cabriolet version for this generation. The third generation (2012-present) makes its return, built on the Audi B8 platform and only available as an Avant. This is the version currently in production.

Model Types

4.2 FSI quattro 4d saloon 4.2 FSI quattro 2d cabriolet 4.2 FSI quattro 5d Avant

Fuel Economy

The Audi RS4 first version had a 2.7L petrol engine and the second and third versions have a 4.2L petrol engine. The current 4.2L engine offers around 26mpg which is not that great, but fuel economy is not the first thing you take into consideration when you think of the RS4. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically?


The Audi RS4 had a 6-speed manual gearbox for the first two versions and the latest has a 7-speed S-tronic automatic gearbox. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? Why not check out our Audi gearbox section to begin your search for your RS4 gearbox parts.


We want to help you find the right parts for your Audi RS4 at the right prices. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has parts available for all makes and models at incredibly low prices. Visit our RS4 parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate those exact needed parts. Have you experienced problems with parts on the RS4? If so, our Audi RS4 problems page may have the answer you have been looking for.