They present the Audi RS6 and RS7 Performance 2023 with more power and torque (+ Images and video)

Audi RS6 and RS7 Performance 2023
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Audi It has pledged to introduce electric vehicles from 2026, but the old ICE engine still has some life left in it. To level up the RS6 Avant and the RS7 SportbackAudi is introducing a high-performance derivative, the 2023 Performance models, with an improved version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine. Thus, the powerful TFSI V8 now makes 621 Hp (463 kW) and 850 Nm (625 lb-ft) of torque delivered to a Quattro system.

German engineers have increased output by 30 hp and 50 Nm (35 lb-ft) compared to standard models. Courtesy of the new muscle unlocked, the dynamic duo of Audi it can accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) from rest in just 3.4 seconds, two-tenths of a second faster than before. The RS6 Performance and the RS7 Performance They get the RS Dynamic package as standard, which increases top speed to 174 mph (280 km/h) and adds rear-wheel steering.

Audi RS6 and RS7 Performance 2023

But, in addition to having a reworked engine, the RS6 Avant and the RS7 Sportback they gain a lighter and smaller self-locking center differential. This seeks to route engine power in a rear-biased ratio, as 60% of the output is channeled to the rear under normal driving conditions.

Depending on the amount of traction available, up to 85% can be transferred to the rear wheels or a maximum of 70% to the front axle. This new hardware improves cornering handling and decreases the risk of understeer when cars find themselves being pushed hard.

Audi RS6 Avant Performance 2023
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2023 Audi RS7 Sportback Performance
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The Performance models They are fitted as standard with 21-inch cast-aluminum wheels that can be upgraded to a set of 22-inch ones. New is a lightweight 22-inch manufactured using a high-tech forging and milling process that seeks to reduce about five kilograms (11 pounds) in weight compared to the regular 22-inch wheel.

Thus, a weight reduction of 20 kg (44 lbs) is achieved. These new wheels come with Continental Sport Contact 7 285/30 tires that promise to provide better grip on both dry and wet roads, while reducing stopping distance from 100 km/h (62 mph) by two meters (6 .5 feet).


Audi RS6 and RS7 Performance 2023
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Audi RS6 and RS7 Performance 2023
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Another 34 kg (75 lbs) is also eliminated by replacing the ceramic brakes with the standard set of steel. Measuring 440mm at the front and 370mm at the rear, you can opt for the optional RS Dynamic Package Plus with lighter brakes with red, blue or gray calipers, and which bumps the top speed to 190mph (305 km/h).

Appearance of the Audi RS6 and RS7 Performance 2023

The RS6 Avant and the RS7 Sportback in appearance performance There are 16 exterior colors to choose from, including the new Ascari Blue with a matte or metallic finish and a matte Dew Silver.

Audi paints some of the parts in matte gray to differentiate them from the standard models: the front spoiler and front side wings, the mirror covers, the side sill inserts, the roof rails, the side window trims and the rear diffuser. In addition, an optional matt carbon/black optics package darkens the side window trim and roof rails, and the chrome Audi logo is painted black.

Audi RS6 Avant Performance 2023
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2023 Audi RS7 Sportback Performance
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As for the interior, not much has changed, the two models have contrasting details in blue and various RS Design Packs to choose. The seats are upholstered in perforated Valcona leather with honeycomb stitching, while the side of the center console and the selector lever knob are upholstered in Dinamica microfiber. A material that uses about 45% recycled PET fibers.

Audi RS6 and RS7 Performance 2023
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Audi RS6 and RS7 Performance 2023
Image courtesy of Motor1 – Audi RS6 and RS7 Performance 2023

For the 12.3-inch digital driver’s display, the manufacturer integrated a flashing shift indicator when the eight-speed tiptronic transmission is in manual mode. These also appear when the launch control system is activated by showing the right time to accelerate off the line. As a finishing touch, the front door-mounted LED projectors sport the lettering ‘RS Performance’.

Although the prices for the market of USA have yet to be revealed, but are expected to be more expensive than the RS6 Avant 2023 standard available starting at $118,900 and the RS7 Sportback 2023 regular starting at $120,900, respectively.

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