The American market doesn’t always have access to RS models, so Audi wants to come closer to its US fans with some special RS models. A trio of 2021 RS models are 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 new RS 6 Avant, RS 7 and RS Q8 join the robust 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.
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.
The second generation of the RS 7 returns to the U.S. with stunning performance and the striking design of the all-new RS design language. The five-door coupe is equipped 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 underlined by its lowered stance, aggressive RS styling, and flared wheel arches that make it nearly an inch wider on each side over the A7.
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 prestigious spearhead of the RS model line. 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.