After saying a year ago the RS4 Cabriolet won't come to the U.S., Audi of America now says it will, as a 2008 model coming this fall. About 300 of the limited-production RS4 Cabs will be sold in the U.S.
Audi has not released pricing for the RS4 Cabriolet in the Untied States.
The RS4 Cab uses the same 4.2 V8 FSI engine found in the sedan. It produces 420 hp at 7800 rpm and 317 ft-lbs. of torque at 5500 rpm. Like the sedan, the Cabriolet will only be available with a six-speed manual and quattro with torque split. Also like the sedan, the Cabriolet will have 19 inch RS4 wheels with 255/35/19 tires, a four-link front and trapezoidal-link rear suspension with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC).
The RS4 sedan also gets some new features for 2008. Two new option packages, the Titanium package and Audi exclusive package, will be available. The $750 Titanium package consists of titanium-colored wheels, black front grille, black side window moldings, black interior headliner, and piano black interior trim. The $3,800 Audi exclusive package has red leather seat centers (black leather side bolsters and head rests) and door trim, contrasting red seat piping, red stitching on the shift boot and steering wheel, black interior trim, and carpeted floor mats with RS4 logo and contrasting piping.