TodayMay 9, 2022

Audi’s three tenors ~ RS 6, RS 7, RS Q8

Audi’s high-performance trio

  • Audi’s High-performance RS 6 Avant capable of 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque
  • RS 7 has a low stance and flared wheel arches, which emphasize the most powerful iteration of the Audi Sportback design
  • First RS-SUV from Audi in America delivers the dominating performance of RS and everyday functionality of an SUV

Audi’s Representing the latest chapter in the highly successful history of Audi Sport, a trio of 2021 RS models is now on sale to customers in the U.S. – the highly anticipated RS 6 Avant, the RS 7, and the first RS-SUV, the RS Q8.

The RS models from Audi Sport deliver unrivaled performance in their respective product lines. They have a strong character that consists of distinct design differentiation, full everyday usability, a sweet top performance, and a thrilling driving experience.

The new RS 6 Avant, RS 7, and RS Q8 join the portfolio of RS models available to customers in the U.S., including the RS 3 Sedan, the RS 5 as a Coupe and Sportback, TT RS Coupe, and the pinnacle of the Audi Sport models, the R8 Coupe, and Spyder.

2021 RS 6 Avant

The highly anticipated Audi RS 6 Avant offers visceral design, exhilarating driving dynamics, and everyday functionality for the driving enthusiast. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine in the RS 6 Avant delivers 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque to send the high-performance wagon from 0-60 in just 3.5 seconds. To celebrate the arrival of RS 6, Avant, on U.S. shores, the exclusive RS Tribute edition with a limited production of 25 units, pays homage to the 1994 RS 2 Avant.

2021 RS 7

The second generation of the RS 7 returns to the U.S. with stunning performance and the all-new RS design language’s striking design. The five-door coupe comes with a 4.0-liter TFSI bi-turbo V8 that generates 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. The visceral performance capabilities of the RS 7 are the compliments of a lowered stance, aggressive RS styling, and flared wheel arches that make it nearly an inch wider on each side over the A7.

2021 RS Q8

Invigorating the performance model line, the first RS SUV in the U.S., the RS Q8 combines the genes of a high-performance RS model with the practicality of an SUV and the dynamic design of an Audi coupe. Featuring a bi-turbo V8 engine to deliver exhilarating performance and driving dynamics, the RS Q8 sets a new standard as the RS model line’s prestigious spearhead. The RS Q8 is currently the fastest production SUV to lap the renowned Nürburgring racetrack with an official time of 7 minutes and 42.2 seconds.

Representing the best in track-tested performance available from the four rings, Audi Sport models offer the perfect balance of driving dynamics, innovation, and quality.

The model year 2021 manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP):

2021 Audi RS 6 Avant

2021 Audi RS 7

2021 Audi RS Q8

Price excludes destination charge ($1,045 for RS 6 Avant, RS 7; $1,095 for RS Q8), taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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