All Audi RS models are getting upgrades for 2022
Some with power, others with style
Just like our phones and computers, even cars receive updates regularly. Though, with vehicles, there’s a lot more on offer than just software change. And Audi Sport’s latest update for its 2022 RS line-up reiterates that.
Starting from the RS5 to the RS6 and RS7, extending all the way to the RSQ8, these cars would be receiving additional features as well as a host of optional extras under the 2022 update. The most prominent addition is the RS Design package which introduces cosmetic tweaks to these performance vehicles.
Commencing with the most affordable offering of the lot, the 2022 RS5 Coupe and Sportback can be had with the optional RS Design package. This gets you a steering wheel, gear shifter, and centre console splashed with Alcantara, RS-branded floor mats and red edging on the seatbelts.
If exterior styling is what you’re after, opting for the optional Bronze Styling pack should fit the bill. It adds 20-inch wheels with a bronze finish and black exterior badges. A matte carbon trim further covers the front spoiler, rear diffuser, and mirror housings. Plus, it even gets you bronze stitching for the cabin.
But if performance and only performance is what you’re after, choosing the available Dynamic Plus pack should work. It bumps the speed limiter to 174mph (or 280kph) while offering ceramic front brakes, grey brake callipers and a carbon engine cover.
The RS Design package can also be had with the 2022 RS6 Avant or the RS7. In addition to the above-mentioned cabin extras, these cars can also get equipped with new 22-inch wheel designs in carbon, black, or titanium finishes as well as optional Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) mechanical suspension. The latter is said to feel sportier and enthusiastic than the existing air suspension.
For the 2022 RSQ8 sporty SUV, Audi has decided to embed features like adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist and lane-keeping assist as standard. Of course, the RS Design package can be had with this SUV as well as an Executive pack that gets you traffic sign recognition and intersection assistance for added driving convenience.
And finally, Audi’s sole proper sports car, the R8, also sees some revisions in its 2022 avatar. First up, power. The RWD derivative gets a power upgrade, from 532hp and 549Nm torques to 562hp and 551Nm torques. Secondly, it gets a new Sports Exhaust package that includes pipes with black tips. And finally, a Dynamic package is on offer, which gets you ceramic brake discs, 20-inch titanium-finish wheels, and Nappa leather over racing seats.