2008 Audi RS 4

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$66,910 - $81,900
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Engine Engine 4.2LV-8
MPG MPG 13 City / 20 Hwy
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2008 RS 4 Overview

Audi RS4 Cabriolet – Click above for high-res image gallery Just about the time that a Misano Red 2008 Audi RS4 Cabriolet arrived in the Autoblog Garage, the very last examples of the breed were rolling off the assembly line at the Quattro GmbH facility in Neckarsulm Germany. During my trip to Germany a couple of weeks prior for the launch drive of the new Audi A4 Avant, we had an opportunity to sit down in Neckarsulm with the General Manager for Development of Quattro GmbH, Stephan Reil. Quattro is Audi's in-house tuner division, comparable to AMG for Mercedes-Benz and the M Division at BMW. Quattro GmbH has several divisions, one of which is responsible for development and part of the production of Audi RS models such as this RS4 Cabriolet and the new RS6. Another group is responsible for all aspects of a car from development to production and quality control. The first product of this latter team is the Audi R8 that debuted last year. The third group is responsible for accessories like the S-Line products and the last department handles individualization of new cars. When customers order a new Audi, they can have it customized in innumerable ways such as custom colors, upholstery and pretty much any add-on you can think of that adds plenty to Audi's bottom line. There is also a group apart from the vehicle groups that is responsible for lifestyle products, which could be anything from umbrellas to Jeff Kuhlman's (Audi of America Communications Director) favorite, the Audi cigar cutter. Read on after the jump for my impressions of the RS4 Cabrio and to learn what Reil had to say about Quattro and how they came to build this car. %Gallery-24118% Photos Copyright ©2008 Sam Abuelsamid / Weblogs, Inc. We had our sit-down with Reil right after our tour of the R8 factory. Audi's Neckarsulm campus includes an array of buildings in which are built mainstream models such as the A4, A5 and A6. One building is dedicated to production of the R8, and all of the RS models also get produced in Neckarsulm. Front and center of course is the Audi Forum. Both the headquarters in Ingoldstadt and the Neckarsulm campus feature a Forum that includes a public display area for both historic and current Audi models, restaurants and a shop where visitors can buy all of those aforementioned lifestyle accessories . Those who have ordered an Audi can visit the Forums to meet with a consultant who will help with any individualization planned for the car. Finally, anyone who orders an Audi, including non-Europeans, can pick it up at the Forum. North American buyers who opt to take delivery at the Forum can fly over and Audi will provide 15 days worth of European insurance so that they can drive their new car while on a European vacation. At the end of the trip, owners can just drop off the car at a shipping center and then pick it up …
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2008 RS 4 Overview

Audi RS4 Cabriolet – Click above for high-res image gallery Just about the time that a Misano Red 2008 Audi RS4 Cabriolet arrived in the Autoblog Garage, the very last examples of the breed were rolling off the assembly line at the Quattro GmbH facility in Neckarsulm Germany. During my trip to Germany a couple of weeks prior for the launch drive of the new Audi A4 Avant, we had an opportunity to sit down in Neckarsulm with the General Manager for Development of Quattro GmbH, Stephan Reil. Quattro is Audi's in-house tuner division, comparable to AMG for Mercedes-Benz and the M Division at BMW. Quattro GmbH has several divisions, one of which is responsible for development and part of the production of Audi RS models such as this RS4 Cabriolet and the new RS6. Another group is responsible for all aspects of a car from development to production and quality control. The first product of this latter team is the Audi R8 that debuted last year. The third group is responsible for accessories like the S-Line products and the last department handles individualization of new cars. When customers order a new Audi, they can have it customized in innumerable ways such as custom colors, upholstery and pretty much any add-on you can think of that adds plenty to Audi's bottom line. There is also a group apart from the vehicle groups that is responsible for lifestyle products, which could be anything from umbrellas to Jeff Kuhlman's (Audi of America Communications Director) favorite, the Audi cigar cutter. Read on after the jump for my impressions of the RS4 Cabrio and to learn what Reil had to say about Quattro and how they came to build this car. %Gallery-24118% Photos Copyright ©2008 Sam Abuelsamid / Weblogs, Inc. We had our sit-down with Reil right after our tour of the R8 factory. Audi's Neckarsulm campus includes an array of buildings in which are built mainstream models such as the A4, A5 and A6. One building is dedicated to production of the R8, and all of the RS models also get produced in Neckarsulm. Front and center of course is the Audi Forum. Both the headquarters in Ingoldstadt and the Neckarsulm campus feature a Forum that includes a public display area for both historic and current Audi models, restaurants and a shop where visitors can buy all of those aforementioned lifestyle accessories . Those who have ordered an Audi can visit the Forums to meet with a consultant who will help with any individualization planned for the car. Finally, anyone who orders an Audi, including non-Europeans, can pick it up at the Forum. North American buyers who opt to take delivery at the Forum can fly over and Audi will provide 15 days worth of European insurance so that they can drive their new car while on a European vacation. At the end of the trip, owners can just drop off the car at a shipping center and then pick it up …Hide Full Review