Audi RS6 and RS7 models have gained a new Bronze Edition, making them even cooler. The special version increases the peak speed and has a distinctive black paint finish that matches matte-gold wheels.
The new Performance edition of each vehicle, which was announced for the 2024 model year, is the foundation for the Bronze Edition, which is offered on both the RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback. Only 125 of the U.S.-only Bronze Edition will be produced. Audi claims that the production breakdown results in 50 RS7 Performance cars and 75 RS6 Avant Performance models.
With a larger set of turbos and greater boost, the Performance trim pushes the already ferocious twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 to a whopping 621 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. By those calculations, the regular model’s output is increased by 30 horsepower and 37 lb-ft. The latest cars accelerate to 60 mph 0.2 seconds faster than previously, according to Audi, thanks to the higher numbers. The top speed limits for the Bronze version vehicles increase to 174 mph from 155 mph for the Performance version.
The Sebring Black crystal-effect paint and 22-inch matte neodymium gold wheels are specific to the Bronze Edition automobiles, which also have an increased peak speed. There are no other color possibilities.
The Bronze Edition also includes a number of standard features, such as a Bang & Olufsen audio system, black brake calipers, Valcona leather inside accents, a suede headliner, and an external gloss carbon package. The limited-edition option also substitutes Dynamic Ride Control, which has three-way adjustable hydraulic dampers and steel springs, for the air suspension and adds a sport exhaust system with black exhaust tips.
Given that the Audi RS6 Avant Performance and RS7 Sportback Performance have start MSRPs of $126,895 and $128,895, respectively, it follows that the limited-edition model will cost around $140,000. However, Audi hasn’t disclosed pricing for the Bronze Edition. Both versions will start to be delivered this fall.
Via: Car and Driver