Built for stealth with its Vesuvius Grey paint and black detailing, yet also shot through with a bold as brass streak in its stunning 20-inch bronze milled wheels, this is the new RS 4 Avant Bronze Edition. Limited to just 25 examples in the UK, this short-run addition to the RS 4 range features an exclusive paint finish, distinctive wheels and a number of key details that set the Bronze Edition apart.
Starting upfront, they include a high gloss black finish for the Singleframe and front air intake surrounds, which are complemented by a matt carbon lip spoiler. In profile, black roof rails and window surrounds and matt carbon mirror housings also help to darken the mood, as does a matt carbon diffuser with a high gloss black insert at the rear.
The overlap between low key and high profile is also emphasised by the RS sport exhaust system, which replaces the usual brightwork of the two trademark oval RS tailpipe trims with black equivalents, and also amplifies the already strident soundtrack played by the 444bhp, 2.9-litre TFSI.
Inside, the striking milled wheels are referenced by bronze contrast stitching for the black Fine Nappa leather super sport seats. This limited-edition model also features additional Fine Nappa leather elements in the sides of the centre console and the armrests, which are also trimmed with bronze stitching, as are the leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear lever gaiter. Carbon detailing is also carried through from the exterior into the matt carbon twill inlays which perfectly complement the contraststitched leather. Lovely!
The limited-edition RS 4 Avant Bronze Edition joins a line-up that also includes the ‘standard’ RS 4 Avant, the RS 4 Avant Carbon Black and the RS 4 Avant Vorsprung. The Bronze addition is available to order now priced at just over £82k.
Back in black… and some bronze