Track test: 2015 Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback review
Robert Pepper’s track test 2015 Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 SPORTBACK review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety and verdict.
IN A NUTSHELL: Audi’s released its latest top-end models, the 2015 Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback and we were able to sample them both at Phillip Island.
PRACTICAL MOTORING SAYS: The RS 6 and 7 are two cars in one – luxury german vehicles, and with a touch of a few buttons, track weapons that will loom large in the mirrors of more apparently sports-oriented cars.
IF YOU GO TO THE average car club track day you’ll see many an MX-5, plenty of Toyota 86s, Porsches, Nissan Zs, species of WRX and myriad hot hatches. You are unlikely to see luxury Audis with the Rennsport (RS) badge, but that’s certainly not because they’re not up to the job. Sure, Audi make much of the power figures with the usual rather pointless focus on the new model being 1/10th of second faster 0-100 – as if anyone would notice – but what counts is how the car feels and that’s not something any spec sheet can fully explain…
- 21-inch alloy wheels
- Adaptive ‘sport’ air suspension
- quattro sports differential
- LED Matrix headlights and LED taillights
- Quad-zone climate control
- Eight airbags (dual front, front side, rear side, full-length curtain)
- Front and rear parking cameras and sensors
- Glass sunroof
- Electric folding mirrors with auto dimming
- Valcona leather upholstery
- Electric front seat adjustment, driver’s side with memory settings
- Flat-bottom sports steering wheel with paddleshifters
- 8.0-inch MMI navigation plus with touchpad
- Digital television and radio reception
- Dual USB inputs
- High resolution driver information screen
- Electric tailgate
- Smart key entry and push-button start