Audi’s RS — or RennSport (German for “racing sport”) — lineup has long represented its most capable, high-performance vehicles, starting with the RS 2 Avant back in 1994. Over the subsequent three decades, the Ingolstadt automaker has steadily refined and improved its RS range, leading to an ever more capable lineup of genuinely practical models that possess some truly impressive performance capabilities. And the latest of these vehicles to break cover are Audi’s new and improved 2024 model year RS 6 Avant and RS 7 performance sport wagons.
Despite previously setting the bar incredibly high with past iterations of its RS-spec sport wagons, Audi has managed to thoroughly outdo itself for the RS 6 and 7’s latest model year, as both vehicles stand as the fastest and most powerful iterations to date. Both RS models feature improved steering, more precise self-locking differential, better sound insulation, and lightly revised aero kits. Audi’s engineers have also reworked and fine-tuned the vehicles’ engine control software, ultimately allowing for tighter shifts in “dynamic” Audi drive select mode. Just like with prior model years, both wagons matin incredibly plush and well-designed interior that afford high levels of practicality and versatility — without compromising the RS range’s world-class performance.
The biggest news regarding the 2024 RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Performance Models is undoubtedly found under the hood. Both wagons are powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that generates 621hp and 627ft-lbs of torque — a boost of 30hp and 37ft-lbs over the outgoing models. These bolstered power figures enable the RS 6 Avant and RS 7 to clock a 3.3-second 0-60mph time — 0.2 seconds faster than their predecessors — and deliver a top speed of 155mph. Audi will also be producing 125 units (75 RS 6 Avant performance models and 50 RS 7 performance models) of special Bronze Edition variants that both come loaded with a generous slew of add-ons and special features all as standard amenities, including a higher 174-mph top speed, a Bang & Olfusen Advanced sound system, Audi’s Gloss Carbon exterior package, a Sebring Black crystal effect paint livery, matte neodynium gold finished 22” 5-Y-spoke wheels, Dynamic Ride Control suspension, and an RS sport exhaust system with Black finishers, just to name a few.
Scheduled to go on sale this Fall, the 2024 Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 performance models have bene priced starting at $125,800 and $127,800, respectively.