Monday, July 25, 2011

Spied: B8 Audi RS4 Avant caught testing in Austria

. Monday, July 25, 2011

As possibly the most exciting spotting this year, the new B8-bodied Audi RS4 Avant caused quite a stir when we posted our first spy shots back in March. Since then though, the elusive test mule seemed to completely drop off of our radar - that is, until now. Caught high altitude testing at the GroƟglockner in the Austrian Alps, this test mule's unmistakable flared fenders, aggressive front fascia, big brakes and 20" wheels all give away its true RS4 identity. More photos and intel after the jump.

As we mentioned in our last spy report, the next generation RS4 will most likely debut next year, in-step with the A4/S4's mid-cycle face lift. And under the hood, we expect the new RS4 to share the same high-revving, 4.2-liter V8 as the RS5. While its still too early to know for sure, we desperately hope to see the next-gen RS4 (specifically the Avant) reach North American shores. Check out the full photo gallery below.

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