2007 Audi RS 4 Cabriolet
2007 Audi RS 4 Cabriolet Specifications
|Brakes F/R:||ABS, vented disc/vented disc|
|Tires F-R:||255/35 R19|
|Driveline:||All Wheel Drive|
|Displacement cu in (cc):||254 (4163)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||420(323) / 7800|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||317(430) / 5500|
|Redline at RPM:||8250|
|Length × Width × Height in:||177.6 × 70.7 × 54.2|
|Weight lb (kg):||4066 (1845)|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph s:||4.7|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||155 (250) - electronically limited|
|Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):||n.a.|
Base Price: 2007 Audi RS 4 Cabriolet - $81,900 (last update: 6/26/2007)
The Audi RS4 Goes Topless for the First Time
From this summer, Audi will for the first time be offering additional versions of the RS 4. Following the successful market launch of the saloon at the end of last year, the Avant and Cabriolet versions will be appearing at dealers from the summer. This will round off the RS 4 family. This highly emotionally charged, high-performance product from quattro GmbH unites the characteristics of a sports car with supreme everyday qualities. This is as true of the saloon version as it is of the Avant and the four-seater Cabriolet.
The RS 4 has numerous new features to distinguish it. Most notably, there is the V8 engine with an output of 420 bhp. This is the first time that a manufacturer has combined petrol direct injection with a high-revving concept. Engine speeds of up to 8,250 rpm are possible. Another highlight is the suspension with the latest generation of quattro permanent four-wheel drive and Dynamic Ride Control. The Cabriolet and Avant have likewise been subjected to a rigorous regime of weight reduction measures to make sure that they are equally sporty. Even though the engineers have systematically applied lightweight construction principles, all RS 4 versions feature luxurious equipment that singles out the Audi RS 4 as a high-performance vehicle suitable for everyday driving.
The Audi RS 4 Cabriolet
Never before has an open-top production Audi had so much power on tap: the RS 4 Cabriolet puts the brand at the forefront of the four-seater convertible segment. The 420 bhp V8 engine transforms the open-top RS 4 into a veritable sports car that is also ideal for relaxed cruising. As well as sporty performance, the RS 4 Cabriolet treats its passengers to an acoustic experience of the finest caliber, because the unmistakable sound of the V8 engine is enough to set the pulse of any car enthusiast racing. Particularly with its roof open, the hearty sound of the eight-cylinder engine reaches the occupants' ears unfiltered.
Visually, the Cabriolet is recognizable at first glance as a member of the RS 4 family. The rhombus-pattern single-frame grille, the additional air outlets and the new RS 4 wheels lend the open-top four-seater a highly dynamic flavor.
Inside, the seats are the main feature distinguishing the RS 4 Cabriolet from the Avant and saloon. Whereas the other two body versions are equipped with RS bucket seats, the Cabriolet comes with sports seats as standard, though RS bucket seats can be ordered as an option. The most important information units in the Cabriolet are combined beneath a domed cover.
There are countless echoes of motor racing around the interior of the RS 4 models. These include the extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum. The engine is started at the push of a button. The Cabriolet is equipped with leather-upholstered sports seats, which provide very good support but also take the higher comfort requirements of Cabriolet drivers into account. RS bucket seats are available as an option.
The electro-hydraulic hood can be opened entirely automatically in 21 seconds. The roof can be operated at up to speeds of 20 mph. This makes it possible to open or close the roof when out and about in town, for instance, or before parking the car. The glass rear window is heated. This guarantees a clear view to the rear in all weather. The acoustic hood, a standard feature of the RS 4 Cabriolet, sets new standards for soft tops. New fabrics of a higher material density and an additional cushioned mat around the C-post keep the noise level inside the car with the hood almost on a par with the saloon. As with the saloon and Avant, the ride height of the Cabriolet has been lowered by 30 millimeters compared with the A4 Cabriolet. This emphasizes the car's sporty appearance.