The new RS 6 Avant, RS 7, and RS Q8 are now on sale in the United States. The models are the latest to join the Audi RS lineup, which includes the RS 3 Sedan, the RS 5 Coupe and Sportback, TT RS Coupe, and the R8 Coupe and Spyder. Here is a quick look at the three new RS models.
We have been excited to see the RS 6 Avant since Audi announced it last summer. More recently, Audi rolled out a special tribute edition to pay homage to the 1994 RS2 Avant. Drivers who opt for this wagon will be able to haul the mail and then some. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 cranks out 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Push the pedal down, and you are doing 60 in 3.5 seconds!
Starting MSRP: $109,000
2021 RS 7
The widebody design, the sportback styling, and those flared wheel arches make us swoon. The new RS 7 is a gorgeous machine, but with Audi’s Dynamic Ride Control, it should handle just as good as it looks. Under that widebody bonnet is a 4.0-liter TFSI bi-turbo V8 that generates 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. of torque.
Starting MSRP: $114,000
2021 RS Q8
There is a first time for everything, and as such, the RS Q8 is the first Audi RS SUV. Similar to its brothers and sisters, the RS Q8 employs a bi-turbo V8 engine with 591 horsepower. Not your average grocery-getter, the RS Q8 set a record time on the Nürburgring of 7 minutes and 42.2 seconds.
Starting MSRP: $114,500
How Long Is The Audi Warranty?
A standard Audi warranty lasts four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. Audi also provides four years of 24/7 roadside assistance. For more information about the best ways to extend your coverage, please see our helpful guide on Audi’s factory warranty.
Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and the Society of Automotive Historians. He serves on the board of directors for the Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, is a past president of Detroit Working Writers, and a loyal Detroit Lions fan.