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    • An unimpressive 7:58.52 Nurburgring laptime from the Audi B9 RS4 Avant

      Nearly two decades ago cracking the 8 minute barrier on the Nurburgring was considered a big deal. Now? It is considered a leisurely drive for a high performance car. The B9 RS4 is supposed to be a high performance car, isn't it?


      Yes, this is the wagon but so what? Mercedes-AMG managed a 7:45.19 in a nearly 4800 pound W213 E63 S. That also happens to be the production wagon laptime record.

      If the lighter and more nimble RS4 Avant can not top the E63 S or even get within 10 seconds of it something is wrong.

      Thus far the B9 generation is failing to impress.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: An unimpressive 7:58.52 Nurburgring laptime from the Audi B9 RS4 Avant started by Sticky View original post
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      1. 135idct's Avatar
        135idct -
        same bmw M2 time
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 135idct Click here to enlarge
        same bmw M2 time
        We'll see what the M2 can really do now that it isn't neutered.
      1. 135idct's Avatar
        135idct -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        We'll see what the M2 can really do now that it isn't neutered.
        from CAR+ Magazine
        Attachment 57240
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 135idct Click here to enlarge
        from CAR+ Magazine
        Ok? Good list of times there but I'm waiting to see what the M2 Competition does.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        It is a wagon that weighs 1790kg, just about 4,000lbs. I wouldn't expect much from it.
      1. SchWeizer's Avatar
        SchWeizer -
        Why not trying the RS5 instead of the RS4, RS5 must be faster than that.
        RS4 weighs 1790kg
        RS5 weighs 1655kg
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Tires & suspension tuning. Audis just aren't the corner carvers that M cars and even AMG cars are now. They still seem to be heavily tuned for safety and not sharpness.
      1. Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
        Alpina_B3_Lux -
        Should you ever come to Germany I will take you on a „leisurely“ 8 minutes drive around the Ring! ��
      1. LessIsMore's Avatar
        LessIsMore -
        10 seconds is an eternity ...
        Why you no fast, RS4?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SchWeizer Click here to enlarge
        Why not trying the RS5 instead of the RS4, RS5 must be faster than that.
        RS4 weighs 1790kg
        RS5 weighs 1655kg
        It better be.

        Hopefully we see an RS5 time soon.