Audi RS6/RS7 2024: An unrivalled combination of power and sophistication

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Unprecedented power

The RS6 performance 2024 redefines the notion of versatility. It is a car that is both comfortable and extremely fast. Compared to the current RS6, which debuted in 2019, this new version of the 4.0-litre turbo V8 adds an extra 30 horsepower and 35 lb-ft of torque for a total of 621 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine in Audi’s history now features a 48-volt mild hybrid system that reduces fuel consumption while adding power. The eight-speed gearbox has been updated for faster operation, and the use of steering wheel-mounted paddles adds a touch of adrenalin that brings out the driver in you.

A redesigned exterior

Audi has reworked the RS6 and RS7 with even wider fender flares (due to the new 22-inch tyres) and a larger rear spoiler. The wheels are even more aggressive and command respect.

A refined interior

The interior of the 2024 RS6/RS7 has undergone some minor changes. New RS design packages available in red, grey or blue add much-needed contrast to the interior. The Alcantara-covered steering wheel is still there, and the Dinamica finish can be replaced with carbon fibre if you wish.

Cutting-edge technology

The Audi RS6/RS7 2024 is equipped with a 10.1-inch screen in the centre of the dashboard, and another 8.6-inch screen for heating and air-conditioning settings. The virtual cockpit, with its 12.3-inch touchscreen, benefits from a number of minor improvements.

An incomparable driving experience

With 621 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque, the engine moves this heavy carcass like a ballerina. The standard air suspension ensures remarkable comfort, even with 22-inch tyres. And if that’s not enough, there are the RS1 and RS2 modes, which put the car into attack mode and remove traction control in the case of the RS2.

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Conclusion

While the $130,000 price tag is considerable, it’s worth noting that similar models, such as the Porsche Panamera, can cost close to $200,000. What’s more, this Audi duo is the last to sport the V8 under its bonnet. Future RS models will switch to V6 hybrid mode.

Highlights

  • Dazzling performance
  • Incredible agility for such a heavy beast
  • Great comfort
  • The RS6 is magnificent

Weak points

  • Dependent
  • The V8 is thirsty
  • Limits far exceed public road possibilities