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Aussie police in the division of the New South Wales Police Force will be adding a brand new Audi RS 4 Avant to its stable of cars. The four-door estate, which is on loan to the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command (LAC) will be used as an “interest-generating tool” to engage the community, CarAdvice reports.

“Our use of the RS4 will encourage people of all ages to introduce themselves to local police, using the car itself to help start up a conversation,” said Lake Illawarra LAC Commander, Superintendent Wayne Starling. He adds that it is an attempt to give the community an understanding behind what police work entails.

Being a community engagement initiative, it won’t be used for the purpose of pursuits. However, it is said that this Audi RS 4 Avant is one of the few vehicles that the Australian police force have used previously for the same purpose. The list includes a Porsche 911 and the Panamera sedan, along with a Lotus Exige and several Holden HSV Clubsport R8 and a Ford Falcon FPV GT.

While the police force will be replacing its current fleet of vehicles in the patrol, pursuit, response and transport vehicle divisions, it is reported that a majority of its new fleet of police cars might be imported instead due to the slowdown in the area of automotive manufacturing in the country. With that said, the Audi RS 4 Avant will not be part of consideration process.

The Audi RS 4 Avant comes with quattro all-wheel drive with a 4.2 litre V8 engine that makes 450 hp/430 Nm. Paired to a seven-speed S tronic transmission, the four-door sport estate goes from 0-100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. A significant portion of Audi Australia’s sales is attributed to the RS brand, which will see it being categorised under the new Audi Sport sub-brand Down Under.