2017 Audi RS 7 Competition

Audi Powers Up A6 and A7 For 2017

Around the summertime, we begin hearing about changes automakers are planning for the upcoming model year. Usually, it means some changes in terms of features or pricing. But once in awhile, a surprise comes up that makes a car better.

That is the case for the 2017 Audi A6 and A7 as they'll come with the option of a new Competition Package. Available only on models equipped with the supercharged 3.0L V6, the package boost power from 333 to 340. The Competition Package also brings 20-inch wheels and red brake calipers for both models. The A6 gets some additional goodies such as a rear sport differential that was previously only offered on the S6; a set of S sport leather seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel. Pricing for the Competition models start at $68,550 for the A6 and $77,500 for the A7.

News on the Audi Performance side

2017 will see Audi introduce the RS 7 Performance to the U.S. This version boosts the power of the twin-turbo 4.0L V8 from 560 to 605 horsepower. Audi says the Performance is about 0.2 seconds faster than the standard RS 7 to 62 mph (3.7 vs. 3.9 seconds). The power increase does come at a premium with a price tag of $130,450 - about $18,800 more than the standard RS 7.

If you like the idea of RS 7 Performance, but wished it came in sedan, Audi has you covered there. The S8 Plus features the same 605 horsepower twin-turbo 4.0L V8. It is slightly cheaper than the RS 7 Performance with a base price of $116,850.

Pic Credit: Audi

Subscribe to Torque News on YouTube.

Follow Torque News on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.