The new Audi RS 6 Avant performance and the RS 7 Sportback performance are overflowing with accessories that refine the vehicles’ appearance and create a more expressive driving experience. They are more potent and swift than any RS 6 and RS 7 to date. The powerful 4.0-liter V8 biturbo TFSI engine now produces 630PS and 850Nm of maximum torque. The RS 6 Avant performance and the RS 7 Sportback performance go on sale December 8 and start at prices of £112,650 and £116,305, respectively.
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 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.
The new RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance roll off the line on standard 22-inch, matt grey alloy wheels with 285/30 R22 section tyres. Performance Carbon Black and performance Carbon Vorsprung editions come as standard with 22-inch lightweight wheels finished in matt black. Inspired by motorsport, the airy 5-Y spoke design aids brake cooling and the lighter rims are manufactured in a high-tech forging-milling process. The new lightweight wheel is around five kilograms lighter than the 22-inch aluminium wheel on the current RS 6 Avant or RS 7 Sportback – this 20kg weight reduction in unsprung masses improves the throttle response.
The new RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance are available in a total of 16 exterior colours – 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.
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 seat belts are full-surface ocean blue with decorative inlays in a carbon twill structure with optional blue accents. The selector lever knob and the side of the centre console are made with Dinamica microfiber, which consists of around 45 percent recycled PET fibres and the sports seats feature high-quality Valcona leather upholstery perforated with honeycomb stitching with contrasting stitching in Mercato blue. Another distinguishing feature is an entrance LED in the front doors that projects the lettering “RS performance” onto the ground next to the car.
On Carbon Black specification and above, customers benefit from RS design packages in the three available colour variants with optional additional features: door armrests and a centre armrest in Dinamica microfiber. An added benefit of this equipment variant is the seat centre panel with a grey, red, or blue inlay, whilst the customer’s chosen colour shows through the perforated sports seats and the seat backs feature RS embossing in matching colours.
First deliveries April 2023