The mighty new RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance take the Audi Sport range to even greater heights.
Based on the current RS 6 and RS 7, the new performance models’ 4.0 TFSI V8 bi-turbo engine has an extra 45PS – bringing the output to a breathtaking 605PS. Combine this with 700Nm of torque (750Nm with overboost) and the new RS performance models can accelerate from 0-62mph in a supercar-rivalling 3.7 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than their counterparts.
The new RS performance models are equipped with the most powerful version of the V8 power unit and power output has been optimised along with the maximum rpm. A particular highlight of the engine is an overboost function. Overboost is activated automatically under full load, if the driving setting is set to 'dynamic' mode. The boost pressure indicator in the RS menu reacts to this, by turning red when the overboost is active. The sophisticated engine speaks for itself on the road, performing a super car rivalling 0-100km/h (62.1mph) in just 3.7 seconds. The top speed can also be increased to 280km/h (174mph) upon request.
The exterior of the both vehicles feature diverse details that reinforces thier aggressive and powerful nature. These include the sporty designed bumpers with large air inlets up front and the heavily profiled diffuser insert at the rear, the gloss black honeycomb grille typical of the RS models and the flared side sills. The RS performance-specific exterior also features a quattro logo on the air inlet duct and striking add-on parts in matt titanium look, including the frame of the Singleframe grille, the front spoiler and the lateral flaps in the air inlets, the trim strips at the side windows, the exterior mirror housings and the top edge of the diffuser insert at the rear of the car.
Interior & Equipment
The elegant interior of the RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance comes standard with RS sport seats with pronounced side bolsters and integrated head restraints. Audi offers the seats in the color combination black and blue with the optional RS performance design package. This includes new seat upholstery in an Alcantara/leather combination with a honeycomb pattern and matching contrasting stitching on the armrests, control elements and floor mats. All dial instruments feature black dial faces, white dials and red needles. RS logos and screens adorn the key, the three-spoke, multifunction sport leather steering wheel, illuminated entry sills, tachometer, large driver information system display and the power-retractable monitor of the MMI navigation plus system.
Both performance models feature a generous lists of standard equipment including four-zone automatic air conditioning, MMI navigation plus with touchpad control (MMI touch) and the Audi sound system. Optional high-end features range from a head-up display and the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System to the driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function and the night vision assistant. Audi connect brings tailored online services on board. Passengers can surf the web freely via a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Prices for the RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance start at £86,000 and £91,600 on the road (OTR) respectively. The new models will open for ordering in November, with the first UK deliveries expected in February 2016. Further information including full technical details will be confirmed prior to open for ordering.