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597 HP Audi RS 7, RS 6 Avant Performance Models Unveiled in Europe

With improved engine management, the wagons can sprint to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds.

Kelly Pleskot
Oct 22, 2015

Audi is rolling out new Performance variants of the RS 7 Sportback and RS 6 Avant, boosting horsepower over the standard versions. Thanks to an improved engine management system, the wagons can sprint to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds.

The cars reach a new performance peak for the Audi RS range. Thanks to a revised 4.0-liter V-8 TFSI engine, output reaches 597 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, which can be extended to 553 lb-ft of torque thanks to an overboost function. On the Performance variants, expect a 0-62 time of 3.7 seconds, ahead of the 3.9-second time estimated on the standard RS models, which boast just 560 hp. Top speed reaches 190 mph if drivers opt for the Dynamic package.

Audi RS 7 performance rear view in motion Photo 2/49   |   597 HP Audi RS 7, RS 6 Avant Performance Models Unveiled in Europe
Audi RS 6 Avant Performance rear three quarter 02 Photo 9/49   |   597 HP Audi RS 7, RS 6 Avant Performance Models Unveiled in Europe

As a bonus, these models receive a standard RS adaptive air suspension that lowers the body by 0.8 inch. Other standard features include exclusive 21-inch aluminum wheels as well as RS sport seats, MMI navigation plus with touchpad control, and four-zone auto climate control. To further differentiate the Performance models from their standard counterparts, Audi also added matte titanium accents around the exterior. As options, buyers can opt for a unique Ascari blue metallic paint finish, black Alcantara headliner, head-up display, Bang & Olufsen sound system, as well as a sport differential or carbon fiber-ceramic brake discs.

Although the RS 6 Avant is not sold in the U.S., our market does have the RS 7 Sportback. That means there's a possibility the Performance models could come our way. For now, however, Audi is only announcing pricing and availability for the German market. Starting in November, the RS 6 Avant is set to go for 117,000 euros (currently about $130,000 U.S. dollars), while the RS 7 Sportback will cost more at 121,700 euros ($135,300).

Source: Audi

Audi RS 6 Avant Performance engine Photo 10/49   |   597 HP Audi RS 7, RS 6 Avant Performance Models Unveiled in Europe
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