The Audi RS4 Avant is a deceptive car in many ways. Some may get the impression that this is purely a family car with a lot of style and class. Get behind the wheel and test the car to it’s limits and you get the ride of your life.

The 4.2 litre V8 engine is able to produce an outstanding 444 BHP. In just 4.7 seconds the car will race from 0 – 62 MPH. The maximum speed of the car is limited to just 174 MPH. You will get the ultimate driving experience when behind the wheel. The seven speed dual clutch S-tronic gearbox transmission mates wonderfully to the engine helping to provide an enthralling drive. There is something for everyone with four driving modes.

These consist of Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and another customisable settings which allows the exhaust noise, gearshift speed, Dynamic steering and to adjust the suspension. In comfort mode the car is wonderfully smooth and quiet, making it a perfect family ride, even though it is lowered by 20mm. If it’s power and aggression that you want, switching onto dynamic mode really brings out the beast within the car.

Hitting 4,000 RPM brings out an extremely loud sound from the exhaust which is exciting to hear.  As you may have expected the Audi RS4 Avant has a Quattro four wheel drive system. This allows a great balance of power to be shifted amongst both the back and front wheels ensuring that the car has an optimum amount of power. The RS4 feels agile for such a large car. The Dynamic Steering is light and easy in Comfort setting, but heavier and more satisfying when you switch to Dynamic – where it’s well suited to fast cornering.

The inside is full of luxury and quality. There are elements of carbon fibre which blend in very well with the design. The sports seats give away the fact that the RS4 is indeed a sports car. Everything else apart from that is not sports orientated. The Audi RS4 has everything you could want and is able to change it’s setting to suit your mood, whether you want to rise in comfort or drive aggressively. If you have a spare £55,000, the Audi RS4 Avant is yours. There is enough space for four adults within. The boot has enough space for typical family storage such as shopping, gym bags and more.