Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0

This generation of the RS4 was not Euro NCAP crash tested, though the previous generation badged of the A4 – which is structurally similar – gained four stars. It comes with front, side and curtain airbags as standard with rear side airbags optional. Stability control is standard as are head restraints that help to counter whiplash. On the security front there is a Thatcham Category One alarm and immobiliser system fitted.

The boot volume on the saloon is 460 litres but the rear seats also split and fold, plus there's a through-load facility for things like skis. The big advantage the RS4 has over the M3 is that there's an estate version available in the form of the Avant. Like other estate versions of the A4 it offers 442-litres of space while if you drop the back seats this rises to 1184-litres making it a practical high-performance car.

The Cabriolet has a 315-litre capacity boot but this decreases with the roof down.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A4 RS4 (05-08).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD Multichanger
  • Folding rear seats
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

RS 4 equipment

RS 4 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Folding rear seats
RS 4 optional equipment
None available

RS4 equipment

RS4 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
RS4 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD Multichanger
  • Folding rear seats
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav