RS 6 Avant – At a recent Audi Sport drive day at Philip Island, I drove the new RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback performance models.
Both these models are more powerful and faster than the outgoing models with improved dynamics. They also have that awesome V8 burble from the exhaust that enlivens the senses.
That comes from the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo TFSI engine. This has available a stunning 463kW of power and a handy 850Nm of torque.
They will sprint from 0-100km/h in about 3.4 seconds and are electronically limited to 250km/h which we did manage to see on the racetrack.
The RS 6 Avant was simply stunning around the Philip Island track. My mouth was aching I was grinning so much.
What is even more amazing is how Audi has managed to make this performance available in such a remarkably composed vehicle. You can drive these around town without fuss and apart from the burble, you wouldn’t know what lay beneath the bonnet.
Inside they are supremely luxurious and comfortable. Packed with every luxury and safety feature available.
The new RS 6 Avant performance starting from $241,500*, and the new RS 7 Sportback performance starting from $248,500* plus the usual costs.
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More thoughts on the RS 6 Avant Performance and RS 7 Sportback Performance
Audi has released the latest versions of the RS 6 Avant Performance and RS 7 Sportback Performance in a stunning drive day at Philip Island.
- Both vehicles are beautifully designed.
- The RS 6 Avant is about as stunning as a wagon can get.
- RS 7 Sportback is simply one of the most elegant designs around.
- Both come with the awesome V8 biturbo TFSI engine.
- Both have the delightful V8 exhaust burble that enlivens the senses.
- These are the pinnacle of Audi design available for a petrol engine.
The 2024 performance models are more powerful and faster than the non-performance models they replace. That’s a fair effort as they were awesome. On top of that the new models are even more dynamically focussed.
Pricing for the new RS 6 Avant performance starting from $241,500*, and the new RS 7 Sportback performance starting from $248,500* (plus the usual costs). They are now available in showrooms.
“Audi has always excelled at producing high-performance cars that can impress as equally on track as they do on a day-to-day commute,” said Jeff Mannering, Director Audi Australia.
“Astoundingly, we have managed to build upon what was already a pair of very impressive models for a flawless drive with highly desirable packaging. Both the Audi RS 6 performance and Audi RS 7 performance would be a welcome addition to any Australian garage; sure to leave a lasting impression on those lucky enough to drive one.”
Audi RS 6 Avant Performance and Audi RS 7 Sportback Performance final thoughts
They are both AWESOME.
The real appreciation came from a comparison with the RS e-tron GT which was also there and went around the track as well.
Yes, it was fast, at times faster than the RS models.
But it was soulless.
The RS models had personality, they provided aural delight. They made the heart pound faster and the smile fix on the face so much that it hurt.
All this performance and dynamics in a road based car that remains composed at all times.
They are expensive, but hey its only money.
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