In case you can’t get enough of Audi’s RS6 and RS7 performance versions, the high-powered duo is back in two fresh clips.
We honestly aren’t big fans of the “performance” suffix since the two cars were already blazing fast in standard configuration, so perhaps the familiar “plus” moniker would have been more suitable. Naming aside, the crown jewels of the A6 and A7 ranges use the same upgraded V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine as the S8 Plus. All three have a monstrous 605 PS (445 kW) and 700 Nm (750 Nm with overboost).
Whether you like the Avant or the Sportback, both of them hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds and top out at almost 190 mph (305 km/h) with the optional performance package.
Like with most of Audi’s RS models seen in recent years, these two are not as aggressive as you would expect judging by the beefy engine. The exterior changes over the regular RS6 and RS7 are limited to a glossy black front grille, tweaked rear diffuser, and an optional Ascari Blue paint.
As far as the interior is concerned, Audi has installed revised instrument dials featuring black faces, red needles, and white dials. There’s also a different Alcantara/leather upholstery with a honeycomb pattern for the RS sport seats, along with more carbon fiber trim.
Audi hasn’t said anything about the RS6 and RS7 performance being limited, so our guess is that these are permanent members in the lineup.
The cars are already available on order in Germany from €117,000 for the Avant and from €121,700 for the Sportback. In UK, the RS6 is £86,000 whereas the RS7 begins at £91,600. If you live in America and want the RS6 Avant, you’re out of luck as only the RS7 Performance is available from $129,000.