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The latest Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback expands the RS family 

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The latest Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback expands the RS family 

It seems that Audi has no plans to stop growing the RS family as they have recently added the highly anticipated RS 6 Avant and RS 7  Sportback to their RS line up. Both performance models will produce 441kW and 800 Nm of torque. Audi has claimed that both models can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.6 seconds. Their top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h and can be increased to 280 km/h with the RS Dynamic package. Both 4.0 TFSI engines will be accompanied by a mild hybrid system (MHEV) that features a 48-volt main on-board electrical system. The belt alternator starter can recover up to 12 kW power under gentle acceleration and will feed into a lithium-ion battery as electricity. In terms of sound, the four-litre engine produces a full-bodied and sporty V8 sound. The Audi drive select dynamic handling system allows adjustments to the sonorous growl of the power unit. The power produced by the 4.0 TFSI flows via the standard eight-speed tiptronic transmission with optimized shift times and a new launch control function to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. 

In terms of exterior, the entire front of both models has been changed. Both models have adopted a new hood all together. Both performance models will appear flatter and will feature a sportier headlight structure offering HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light and darkened trims as a standard feature. As expected, the front will feature a three-dimensional honeycomb structure within the Singleframe grill is finished in gloss black. In combination with the much flatter and wider geometry, this reinforces the athletic look of the two performance models. The Singleframe surround and the quattro logo in the bumper have been eliminated. Both models will get a dynamic rear-end consists of the roof edge spoiler and an RS-specific bumper with rear diffuser and design elements in gloss black. In hallmark RS style, the RS exhaust system flows on both sides into oval chrome-coloured tailpipes as well as an RS sport exhaust system with black tailpipes is standard. The performance models are fitted as standard with RS-specific wheels with a 22-inch 5-V-spoke design with 285/30 tyres in silver, matt titanium look, gloss turned finish, and gloss turned anthracite black finish. 

Inside, both models will get a sporty but futuristic cabin. The upper MMI touch response display is embedded in the black-panelled architecture in a way that renders it almost impossible to see where the display ends, and the surroundings begin. The driver can use the upper RS monitor display to call up an overview of drive system component temperatures, maximum g-forces and information regarding tyre pressures and temperatures. The Audi virtual cockpit is available as standard on both performance models and features the RS Performance and Sport layouts. The Audi virtual cockpit plus is available as an optional extra and features an all-new layout called the RS Runway. The special RS displays use the Audi virtual cockpit to provide details of tyre pressure, torque, performance, oil temperature, boost pressure, lap times, acceleration, and g-forces. To finish off its sports influenced interior will be a flat-bottomed, fully perforated RS sport leather steering wheel with large new RS aluminium shift paddles, an RS embossed steering wheel, seats, and illuminated front door sill trims and RS sport seats upholstered with Valcona leather and a honeycomb pattern. 

Pricing 

Audi RS 6 Avant TFSI quattro R2 070 000 

Audi RS 7 Sportback TFSI quattro R2 173 500 

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