By James Bergeron

Photo Gallery:
2008 Audi RS4

Day 1:

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Audi has been causing a lot of stir in the automotive world lately. First, there’s the Canadian Car of the Year, the 420hp Audi R8, which was closely followed by the A5/S5 coupe and finally, the new 2009 Audi A4, which was revealed at the Detroit auto show with larger dimensions and more refinement than ever.

There is no denying the R8 has turned the automotive world on its head; talk to most any automotive enthusiast these days and it quickly becomes obvious the R8 is “the” dream car for many. Enter Audi’s other “R8:” powered by the same 4.2Litre V8 engine (producing 420hp and 317lb-ft of torque), my tester for this week, the Audi RS4, is truly a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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The RS4 provides nearly the same amount of performance excitement as the R8 along with more practicality, more luxury, comfort and refinement, all the while being a whole lot less conspicuous.

While perusing the RS4 options list, it becomes quite obvious this vehicle is meant for those looking for luxury and style with extreme performance. For example, not many vehicles on the market come standard with a moonroof and include a no-charge option to remove it solely for weight savings.

The RS4 pretty much comes with everything you would need or want as standard, with the only options being: a $500 rear side airbag package; a $6,300 premium package which includes, DVD Navigation and a few other goodies; a bluetooth link for your mobile phone for $650; and an Audi Exclusive Package from quattro GmbH for another $4,700.

I’m fairly certain most would be extremely happy with the long list of standard features on the RS4 — especially the monster engine and beautiful twelve-way sport power driver and front passenger Recaro® Sport seats.

2008 Audi RS4
MSRP as tested: $100,500

For more information on Audi and the RS4 visit Audi Canada

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