What High-End Features Can You Expect from the 2021 Audi RS6?

The 2021 Audi RS6 is the ultimate option for combining luxury and performance into a practical sedan. Of course, getting all of these aspects wrapped into one car doesn’t come cheap — this year’s Audi RS6 comes with a heft six-figure price tag. But, for what you pay, you don’t just get the Audi badge and name, you get all of the performance of the brand’s prestigious RS line — similar to BMW’s M series cars which mark the higher-performance trim levels of their vehicles. Of course, there are plenty of basic features that the 2021 Audi RS6 doesn’t skip out on, but there are also some high-end features that surprisingly come standard and some even cooler options and packages.

The 2021 Audi RS6 performance and power features

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Often times manufacturers save all the bells and whistles for the most expensive versions of each model, and although you can’t buy the 2021 Audi RS6 in any other trim and it is rated and reviewed as a car all to itself, it’s still the same vehicle as the 2021 Audi A6 at its core, just as the highest trim level. There is only one drivetrain option for the sporty sedan, which features a powerful turbocharged 4.0-liter engine combined with a capable 8-speed automatic transmission. All of that together with all-wheel drive launches this 591 hp four-door from 0 – 60 mph 3.1 seconds according to Car and Driver testing and gives the car a quarter-mile run time of 11.5 seconds at 120 mph. Other features that improve the vehicle’s handling and performance of the 2021 Audi RS6 include:

  • RS-tuned air suspension
  • All-wheel steering
  • Comes from the factory with summer performance tires

The 2021 Audi RS6 is loaded with luxury and tech

The 2021 Audi RS6 wasn’t just designed to perform — it’s the ideal option for buyers who want the comforts and luxuries of a high-end sedan balanced with the power and performance of Audi’s high-performance engineering. Of course, Audi started with the basic feature you’d expect from a vehicle this expensive and adds on even more than we’d expect, all as standard features included with the car. Features included with the 2021 Audi RS6 are:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Hands-free tailgate
  • Front sport seats are heated and ventilated
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster
  • Wireless charging pad for smart phone charging
  • Bang & Olufsen surround sound
  • Lane departure warning
  • Top-down view 360-degree camera
  • Four zone automatic climate control
  • Two touch screen display infotainment systems

Additional packages, options, and features

If you’re looking to get just a bit more from your 2021 Audi RS6, there are several packages that tailer the sports sedan more to what individuals buyers may be looking for. Some of these features are more individualized, like the option for carbon-ceramic brakes, upgraded Bang & Olufsen surround sound, and styling options such as the Black Optic and Carbon Optic that make the RS6 look even more aggressive.

  • Side Assist package
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Driver Assistance package
    • Includes the side assist package (blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts)
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Lane keeping assist
  • Executive package
    • Soft-close doors
    • Heated rear seats
    • Heads-up display
    • Additional leather trim on the interior

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Overall the 2021 Audi RS6 doesn’t disappoint on any front, from performance to practicality, to the luxury and safety features it includes or offers as add-on packages. For some, it’s well worth the six-figure price, which starts at $110,045 and only increases if you choose any of the additional packages.