Bronze. A color associated with the second-fastest loser, an Age of people smelting swords, and now, a limited-edition fast estate from Audi. Ladies and gents, say hello to the RS4 Bronze Edition.
With the new RS6 taking all the headlines, this is that other fast wagon from Audi—just freshly facelifted, in a stealthy spec, and with contrasting bronze wheels. Oh, and limited to just 25 examples. So, it’s properly rare. Unlike bronze.
After cloaking the car in Vesuvius Gray paint with black detailing, Audi Sport instantly forgot the stealth memo by adding a set of ritzy 20-inch bronze milled wheels on it—which is a bit like an operative going on a stealth mission, but wearing a pair of fluro Air Max 90s. There’s also a black grille and air intakes, a matte carbon lip spoiler and mirrors, black roof rails, and a sports exhaust.
Inside, it’s pretty much business as usual, just with the newer 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen infotainment system and some bronze stitching. Disappointingly, the standard RS4’s 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 is unchanged. So you’re still getting 444hp and 600Nm, which is good for 0-100kph in 4.1sec and a limited top speed of 250kph.
Prices start at £82,395 (around P5.41 million), which is a lot considering the standard car starts at £64,600 (roughly P4.24 million). But the Carbon Black RS4 is £71,000 (about P4.66 million) and the Vorsprung is £82,200 (approximately P5.4 million), and the Bronze has all the options they do—Comfort and Sound pack, sports exhaust, and so on—so you’re basically paying £200 for some wheels a Viking would want to steal, and some exclusivity.
Now, we’d hate to be cynical, but could this just be a bit of PR to remind people that the RS4 is still a thing? You know because its bigger, bootier, and faster brother—the RS6—is currently the talk of the town? We’ll let you decide. Either way, it’s on sale now.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.