Audi RS4 Avant and RS5 for The Redline

I was back out with The Redline recently shooting Audi’s RS4 Avant (fancy word for wagon) and RS5.

Both cars sport a 3.0-litre biturbo V6 engine that pumps out 331 kilowatts and 600 newton-metres. What does that mean? It means they go like stink.


Inside is typical Audi. It’s all neat with a clean layout. The digital instrument cluster runs the Virtual Cockpit system, which I reckon is one of the best in business. The multimedia screen also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the smartphone toting people…so pretty much all of us. And the seats are pretty comfy.


Sit-in the back of the RS5 coupe is not recommended for people who have legs. It’s, uhh, cramped to say the least, though having a 2+2 layout rather than the more typical three-wide layout does try to maximise the space back there.

Unsurprisingly, the RS4 Avant is far more spacious. Wagons are like that.


They’re both tremendous fun to drive, but I think the slightly softer tune of the RS4 is just a bit more liveable than the significantly harder tune of the RS4. Giving them a run back-to-back, both provided plenty of grip in the bends, though for mine I got a lot more feedback from the front wheels in the RS4, which in turn gives you a bit more confidence knowing exactly what the front of the car is doing when you hook it into a bend.

Basically, what you’ve got is one car you get before family, and one you get when you need to carry around other people.

All that said, I’m sure Peter Anderson will explore both these cars in a more scientific manner in his full review for The Redline.

Check out some more photos from my shoot below, and if you like what you see and want me to give the same treatment to your car, get in touch on my contact page, send an email to or call on +61 422 77 0422.