Australia: New South Wales Police gets to ride in Audi RS4 Avant

Australia: New South Wales Police gets to ride in Audi RS4 Avant image

The road villains of New South Wales in Australia should now be well aware that Police duties will be performed with the help of an Audi RS4 Avant, so they might to think twice about speeding or attempting to evade the law enforcement officers.

The Lake Illawarra Local Area Command of the New South Wales Police Force is the one taking command of their brand new Audi RS4 Avant, which will be their ride for the upcoming year and has the special livery to prove it – it was actually chosen by hundreds of fans that were on Audi Australia’s Facebook page. The model will be used for certain community and youth engagement programs, so the bad guys might actually be saved from the perspective of being chased by the performance model. The hardware to engage in high speed chases is there, though – the traditional naturally aspirated V8 that churns out 450 hp from 4.2-liters/. “The Audi RS 4 provides an exciting and visible platform for our community and youth engagement activities,” and can “encourage people of all ages to introduce themselves to local police, using the car itself to help start up a conversation,” said Superintendent Wayne Starling, Commander of Lake Illawarra LAC.

In related news, we already know a new generation RS4 and RS4 Avant are in the works, coming a little after the introduction of the new S4 that would have a turbocharged V6 engine and develop in “excess of 350 bhp,” according to Audi’s Dr Ulrich Hackenberg. The RS4 could also have under the hood a 3.0-liter V6 and to match or even exceed the performance from the larger V8 it would employ e-turbo technology. That means it could deliver around 480 horsepower, which is less than the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S that churns out 510 PS from an eight cylinder configuration.

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