The first official video of the 2016 Audi RS6 Performance and RS7 Performance models has just been released. Showing the two performance-oriented four door cars on some stunning mountain roads, it’s clear that the German marque is keen to put out just how potent the two models are.
As both cars are powered by Audi’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine, both benefit from the same performance improvements. Peak power from the boosted V8 has been increased from the standard 560 hp up to 605 hp with torque now sitting at 516 lb-ft and 553 lb-ft with the overboost function enabled. Thanks to the power and torque gains, the RS6 Performance and RS7 Performance now accelerate from 0-100 km/h in a mere 3.7 seconds compared to 3.9 seconds of the standard models.
Elsewhere, jut 12.1 seconds is needed to reach 200 km/h, 1.4 seconds less than standard and when the optional dynamic package is fitted, top speed rises to 305 km/h. Despite the potency of the twin-turbo V8, it consumes just 9.5-9.6 litres of fuel per 100 km.