The twin-turbo powered Audi RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback are set to go on sale in April 2021.
What both these cars share is a twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 petrol engine that delivers a healthy 441 kW and 800 N.m. Both these cars can do a 0 – 100 km/h sprint in just 3.6 seconds and will go on on to do a top speed of 280 km/h when you tick the optional RS Dynamic box, If you not you’ll have to make do with the electronically limited 250 km/h. Thanks to a mild hybrid system (MHEV) with a 48-volt main onboard electrical system, the 4.0 TFSI combines maximum performance with high efficiency. For added efficiency, both benefit from cylinder deactivation.
They both come standard with huge 22-inch wheels with stopping power coming courtesy of internally ventilated and perforated discs (420 millimetres at the front, 370 millimetres at the rear) are painted red as standard. On the optional RS ceramic brakes, the callipers can be blue. Both also come standard with RS adaptive air suspension. They are adorned with RS-specific trim such as sills with black inserts, RS-specific bumper with rear diffuser and design elements in gloss black, RS sport exhaust system with black tailpipes, and huge gloss black grille.
Inside you’re greeted by a beautiful flat-bottomed, fully perforated RS sport leather steering wheel with new large RS aluminium shift paddles. It comes standard with Audi virtual cockpit but can be optioned with Audi virtual cockpit plus. RS sport seats upholstered with Valcona leather, featuring a honeycomb pattern and RS embossing ensures a comfy ride.
When it comes to pricing the Audi RS6 Avant will set you back R 2,070,000 whilst the Audi RS7 Sportback will set you back R 2,173,500.
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