HERNDON, Virginia – The all-new 2016 Audi RS 7 Performance sedan will arrive at Audi dealerships in December with a starting price of $129,925. The super sedan will debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.
In comparison, the base 2016 Audi RS 7 is priced at $109,825, including shipping, according to the Audi vehicle configurator.
The RS 7 Performance targets the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG and BMW M6 Gran Coupe.
Audi said the RS 7 Performance is differentiated from the standard RS 7 with carbon ceramic brakes and RS sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control. Other details include a redesigned bumper with rear diffuser insert and sport exhaust black tailpipes, carbon mirror housings and a gloss black RS single-frame grille.
New 21-inch cast aluminum wheels are standard.
The cabin gets RS sports seats with optional black Valcona leather and Alcantra with blue contrast stitching and carbon twill blue inlays.
The RS 7 Performance is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter TFSI V8 engine that churns out 605 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
Zero to 60 mph is pegged at 3.6 seconds.
Edmunds says: This is one of the performance standouts at the L.A. show. Car shoppers won’t have to wait long to get their hands on one.