- The 2023 Audi RS6 Avant Performance and RS7 Sportback Performance are the most powerful and fastest models to date.
- The performance models feature a potent 4.0-liter V8 biturbo TFSI engine with 630 PS and 850 Nm of torque.
- Improved engine components and increased boost pressure result in a 30 PS power increase and 50 Nm more torque compared to base versions.
- The performance models accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds.
- The RS6 Avant Performance and RS7 Sportback Performance offer an exhilarating, next-level sound experience due to reduced insulation.
- A self-locking center differential improves driving dynamics and offers precise cornering with less understeering.
- The performance models come with 22-inch wheels and high-performance tires, enhancing both appearance and braking performance.
- Audi's drive select dynamic handling system allows drivers to customize the vehicle's character with six different profiles.
- The RS Dynamic Package, standard in the performance models, includes features like increased maximum speed, dynamic all-wheel steering, and the quattro sport differential.
- The RS6 Avant Performance and RS7 Sportback Performance provide a luxurious interior with customizable options and advanced technology, including Audi's Virtual Cockpit Plus and MMI touch response system.
More powerful and exhilarating than ever before, the 2023 Audi RS6 Avant Performance and RS7 Sportback Performance take automotive excellence to new heights. These models have been finely tuned to enhance both their aesthetics and driving experience, captivating the hearts of enthusiasts. With a mighty 4.0-liter V8 biturbo TFSI engine, they deliver an impressive 463 kW (630 PS) of power and a peak torque of 850 Nm. Starting from December 8, automotive enthusiasts can own these extraordinary machines for an exceptional price of 135,000 euros each.
Unleashing the Power: Enhanced Performance Dynamics
When it comes to "performance," Audi believes in pushing boundaries. The RS6 Avant Performance and RS7 Sportback Performance embody this philosophy with their larger turbochargers and increased boost pressure, taking the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo TFSI engine to new heights. These enhancements result in a 30 PS increase in power and an additional 50 Nm of torque compared to their base versions. The total power output has been elevated from 441 kW (600 PS) to an astonishing 463 kW (630 PS), while the maximum torque now reaches 850 Nm. These performance models can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, outpacing the base RS6 and RS7 by 0.2 seconds.
Emotive Sound and Weight Optimization
In the pursuit of thrilling driving dynamics, Audi engineers have implemented meticulous changes to the RS6 Avant Performance and RS7 Sportback Performance. By reducing insulation between the engine compartment, interior, and rear of the vehicle, these models offer an exhilarating, next-level sound experience, accompanied by a weight reduction of eight kilograms. The RS6 Avant Performance boasts a total unladen weight of 2,090 kg, while the RS7 Sportback Performance weighs 2,065 kg.
Enhanced Driving Dynamics: Introducing the Self-Locking Center Differential
To further elevate driving dynamics, power from the formidable 4.0 TFSI engine is transmitted through an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox, renowned for its rapid gear shifts. The permanent all-wheel drive quattro system receives power from a self-locking center differential. This differential intelligently distributes engine power, maintaining a 40:60 ratio between the rear and front axles, ensuring optimal traction. In the event of slippage, the system automatically transfers more torque to the axle with better traction. This technology allows up to 70 percent of the power to flow to the front axle and up to 85 percent to the rear axle. With a lighter and more compact design, the self-locking center differential enhances driving dynamics, providing precise cornering and reducing understeer at the handling limits. Passengers can also enjoy a more agile driving experience overall, thanks to the improved self-steering response.
Sporty Design and Lightweight Wheels
The 2023 RS6 Avant Performance and RS7 Sportback Performance boast a captivating exterior with a range of exquisite design elements. Standard ten-spoke star-design 21-inch aluminum cast wheels, fitted with 273/35 tires, add a touch of sportiness. For those seeking an even more dynamic appearance, lightweight 22-inch wheels are available in burnished glossy metallic black, matte gray, matte black, or matte neodymium gold. These lightweight wheels, manufactured using a high-tech forging-milling process, contribute to improved brake cooling and overall vehicle performance. By reducing unsprung masses by 20 kilograms, these wheels enhance throttle response and provide an exhilarating driving experience.
Unparalleled Grip and Braking Performance
The new RS6 Avant Performance and RS7 Sportback Performance are equipped with a high-performance braking system that ensures exceptional stopping power. The front axle features 440-millimeter carbon-ceramic brake discs with 10-piston calipers, while the rear axle boasts 370-millimeter discs with six-piston calipers. This combination provides excellent heat dissipation, reducing the risk of brake fade during intense driving maneuvers. The braking system offers precise modulation and a responsive pedal feel, allowing drivers to confidently push the limits of these high-performance vehicles.
Interior Comfort and Technology
Step inside the cabin of the RS6 Avant Performance or RS7 Sportback Performance, and you'll be greeted by a luxurious and sporty environment. The standard sport seats are upholstered in Valcona leather with RS embossing, providing excellent support and comfort. Carbon twill inserts with aluminum accents further enhance the dynamic aesthetic of the interior.
The driver-focused cockpit features Audi's Virtual Cockpit Plus, a digital instrument cluster that provides customizable information and displays relevant data in a clear and concise manner. The MMI touch response system, with dual touchscreens, allows easy access to vehicle settings, navigation, entertainment, and connectivity features.
Furthermore, the RS6 Avant Performance and RS7 Sportback Performance come equipped with advanced driver-assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and parking assist, ensuring a safe and convenient driving experience.
Exclusivity and Personalization
Audi understands the importance of individuality, and as such, offers a wide range of customization options for the RS6 Avant Performance and RS7 Sportback Performance. From a selection of exterior paint colors to interior trims and materials, customers can tailor their vehicle to their preferences.
Additionally, Audi exclusive, the brand's customization program, provides even more possibilities for personalization. Customers can choose unique paint finishes, interior upholstery, and other bespoke options to create a truly one-of-a-kind vehicle.