RS4 Ibis White -- Click image to enlarge

This was news that came out earlier in the week, but we held off on covering it because there was no media released in association with it. We're talking about the new Audi exclusive Phantom Black and Ibis White packages for the RS4. Since they're paint-and-trim deals, you can see why we wanted to wait for a photo. Both take a monochrome exterior approach, with the Ibis White package going slightly further (and costing more) -- even the grille surround is white, in a change from its standard metallic appearance. Both cars feature black interiors, with grey contrast stitching in the Phantom Black RS4 and white for the Ibis White car. In addition to the color/trim packs, the cars are equipped with the "sports suspension plus," which is dropped an additional 10mm. Pricing for the Phantom Black RS4 option is set at €6,500, while the Ibis White edition comes in at €7,200. Additional details are in the Audi press release pasted after the jump.

[Source: Audi]

PRESS RELEASE:
New styling packages from quattro GmbH
Audi RS 4 exclusive in black and white
Attractive visual highlights for the exterior and interior

quattro GmbH is further enhancing the visual attractiveness of the Audi RS 4 with two new equipment packages for the sports saloon and the Avant. The Black Audi exclusive and White Audi exclusive styling packages offer sophisticated optional extras.

The two paint finishes, Phantom Black, pearl effect and Ibis White, ensure a striking exterior design for the V8 models. The Black styling packages and the White styling package with an ibis white single-frame grille provide the quattro models with a wealth of enhancements. The refined titanium look of the 9Jx19 cast aluminium wheels in 7 twin-spoke design with size 255/35 R19 tyres is also found on the exterior mirrors.

In the interior, the RS 4 unites the functionality of a sports car with an elegant, sophisticated ambience. RS bucket seats with painted backrest covers in phantom black or ibis white are a highlight. The premium standard is effectively maintained in the seat upholstery, which is made of Valcona leather in black metallic with decorative stitching in jet grey or ibis white depending on the styling package. These colour accents are also found on the RS sports steering wheel, the steering wheel rim, the gear knob and the handbrake grip, all of which are trimmed in high-quality suede. Exclusive front floor mats feature the RS 4 logo with piping in jet grey or alabaster white. What's more, the paintwork colour of the inlays corresponds to the colour accents of the given styling package.

All in all, not only do the new styling packages underline the dynamism of the sports saloon and the Avant on the exterior; they also provide visual highlights in the interior. The Phantom Black styling package costs 6,500 euros, while the Ibis White package costs 7,200 euros.

The 309 kW/420 bhp V8 engine with FSI direct injection and a high-revving concept has an electronically governed maximum speed of 280 km/h. As an option – and at no additional cost – the two RS 4 styling packages include sports suspension plus, lowered by 10 mm.


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