The new Audi RS 6 Avant performance and the RS 7 Sportback performance are bursting with extras that sharpen the models’ appearance and make for a more emotive driving experience. The 4.0-litre V8 biturbo TFSI engine now has an output of 630PS and a maximum torque of 850Nm.
At Audi, ‘performance’ means power! Larger turbochargers and an increase in boost pressure from 2.4 to 2.6 bar in the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo TFSI engine that both the RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance boast, allow an increase of 30PS in engine power and 50Nm more torque compared to the outgoing versions. This means a total increase in power from 600PS to 630PS and in maximum torque from 800Nm to 850Nm. The performance models sprint from 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the outgoing RS 6 / RS 7 base versions.
RS Dynamic Package
The RS Dynamic Package is standard equipment in the new performance models. This includes the increase in maximum speed to 174mph, dynamic all-wheel steering (the RS-specific software update helps the driver with active steering corrections on the front and rear axles), and the quattro sport differential on the rear axle.
In the interior, the familiar RS design packages in grey and red have been expanded to include the colour blue. The steering wheel rim in Alcantra black features contrasting stitching in Mercato blue, whilst the floor mats, the side of the centre console, and the selector lever cuff also come with blue contrasting stitching.
The displays of the standard 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit plus offer new features including a blinking shift indicator in manual transmission mode which changes the rpm display from green to yellow to red, blinking in a manner identical to that used in motorsport, to indicate the optimal time to change gears. Plus, Launch Control, fully exploits the acceleration potential of the RS 6 Avant performance and the RS 7 Sportback performance by signalling the ideal moment to accelerate off the line, with new traffic light icons.
Pricing + Specification
The RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance now become the standard offering in their respective model lines in the UK, replacing the current base versions.
|RS 6 Avant performance||£112,650 (OTR)|
|RS 6 Avant performance Carbon Black||£121,600 (OTR)|
|RS 6 Avant performance Carbon Vorsprung||£130,050 (OTR)|
|RS 7 Sportback performance||£116,305 (OTR)|
|RS 7 Sportback performance Carbon Black||£125,255 (OTR)|
|RS 7 Sportback performance Carbon Vorsprung||£133,705 (OTR)|
On sale December 8, the RS 6 Avant performance and the RS 7 Sportback performance are priced from £112,650 and £116,305 respectively.Posted 30/11/2022 Back to Blog