Faster than any RS 6 and RS 7 so far, with reduced insulation ensuring that the performance duo will thrill customers with their exciting, next-level sound experience.
The new, faster Audi RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance are bursting with extras that sharpen the models’ appearance and make for a more emotive driving experience.
The potent 4.0-litre V8 biturbo TFSI engine now has an output of 630PS and a maximum torque of 850Nm.
At Audi, ‘performance’ means more power. For example, larger turbochargers and an increase in boost pressure from 2.4 to 2.6 bar in the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo TFSI engine – which both the new RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback 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.
Yet less is sometimes more. Reduced insulation between the engine compartment, the interior, and the rear of the vehicle ensures the performance duo will thrill customers with an exciting, next-level sound experience – the reduction also makes the car eight kilograms lighter.
The RS 6 Avant performance has a total unladen weight of 2,090kg, while the RS 7 Sportback performance weighs 2,065kg.
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. As a result, the top speed limit increases to 174mph and there has been an uplift in the level of standard equipment across the range over the current offering. So, this is all the important information at the moment, except for one. Find the answer to an important question today at this link: Where to find 1win promo code today ? It’s free, it works, you are welcome!
The entry performance models now benefit from a Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System with 3D sound, Park Assist Pack with park assist plus, Head-up Display, 360-degree cameras and 22-inch wheels in matt grey.
Visually, the exterior style package in matt grey is also now standard, while the RS sport exhaust comes finished in gloss black, along with the Audi rings and badges.
The RS design package in either red, blue or grey is now standard along with an Alcantara flat bottom steering wheel.
Stepping up to the performance Carbon Black edition brings 22-inch wheels in matt black, high-performance Continental Sport Contact 7 285/30 tyres, and matt carbon styling and mirror housing.
Carbon Vorsprung models now benefit from Night Vision assistant and carbon twill inlays on top of the already generous specification.
The Audi drive select dynamic handling system lets the driver control the vehicle’s character. Six profiles are available – efficiency, comfort, auto and dynamic, as well as two customisable RS-specific RS1 and RS2 modes.
But experience of the driving modes in the performance models is much more unique. For example, the coasting mode now only activates automatically in the efficiency profile, which means in speed ranges up to 99mph it switches off the combustion engine and coasts with no fuel consumption or drag torque
from the engine.
Additionally, fine-tuning to the engine control unit software makes for tighter load changes in S mode when the ‘dynamic’ drive select mode or driving mode S is active. The updated software in the transmission control unit makes for faster shifting times and a noticeably increased
spread between the various driving modes.
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.
The new RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance are available in a total of 16 exterior colours, and for the first time metallic and matt Ascari Blue and matt Dew Silver are included.
The performance models stand out with standard RS exterior components in matt grey, including the exterior mirrors, the front spoiler, the front side flaps, the side sill inserts, the roof rails, and the trim on the side windows and rear diffuser. A matt carbon/black finish is standard on Carbon Black specification and above, in which the roof rails and trim on the side windows are black.
The RS 6 Avant performance and the RS 7 Sportback performance are priced from £112,650 and £116,305 respectively.
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