The New 2024 Audi RS6 and RS7 Performance Prove More is Almost Always Better

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague
the new 2024 audi rs6 and rs7 performance prove more is almost always better

The Audi RS6 Avant and RS7 enjoy legendary status in the United States. The cars are two of the brand’s hottest performers here, falling second only to the R8 supercar. However, there’s always room for improvement, and that’s exactly what the automaker is doing for 2024. Audi is working on a new Performance trim for both cars that pushes even more power from their twin-turbo V8 engines and brings other go-fast upgrades to the chassis.

The Performance trim gets an increase in turbo boost pressure that bumps the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8’s output by around 30 horsepower and 37 pound-feet of torque over the standard models. That brings total output to 621 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque, which Audi says is good for a 3.4-second 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time. The RS6 and RS7 come standard with an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and Audi Quattro all-wheel drive.

Audi offers lightweight 22-inch wheels that cut 20 kilograms (44 pounds) in unsprung weight, while the wheel shape aids in aerodynamics and brake cooling. Unique Continental Sport Contact 7 tires also help cut weight, and Audi says they’re better in both wet and dry conditions. Their design also aims to reduce the cars’ braking distance and prevent understeer at speed.

Six driving modes let the driver dial in throttle, steering, suspension, engine, and other drivetrain settings. Efficiency, comfort, auto, dynamic, and two customizable RS-specific drive modes come standard. Other improvements over the standard cars include a standard RS Dynamic Package, exclusive colors and appearance packages, and new blue interior accent packages.

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  • FreedMike FreedMike on Nov 30, 2022

    I want the RS6 BAD but I’m a touch short on dough. Anyone know what a kidney goes for on the black market these days?

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  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Nov 30, 2022

    This used to be my favorite class of car but at some point they just became too much. The V6 S6 is more than fast enough and will have a more comfortable ride, and I can't see what the extra $45k or so for the RS6 gets me except a V8 engine note.

    • FreedMike FreedMike on Nov 30, 2022

      I'm a fan of the S6 too, but the RS6 Avant is just insane.

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