First Audi showcased the new A7 and S7 model, now 18 months after the Detriot Motor Show, Audi have now shown off the production version of the RS7, the highest level vehicle in the category.
The changes aren’t too obvious. You’ll have to have a close inspection to notice them. The singleframe honeycomb front grille has sharper corners. As an optional extra, Audi are offering matte aluminium, glossy black and carbon packages. The air inlets on the front bumper have been slightly altered. The car will also come with brand new body paint colours including Sepang Blue, Glacier White, Floret Silver and Mythos Black.
The RS7 now adopts some magnificent matrix LED headlights, which have been already seen on the new Audi A8 and S8 on top of the A7 and the S7. However the RS7 will have a darker trim on it’s matrix lights. This will give the vehicle the more premium look compared to it’s lower powered counterparts.
The interior of the car will have many tweaks, including updated air outlet controls, a Quattro emblem, an updated infotainment system together with an updated MMI touchscreen.
The engine is of course extremely powerful, just as you would expect. The vehicle will come with a V8 4.0 litre TFSI. This engine will come with cylinder on demand technology. It will be able to generate an enormous 560 PS at 700 Nm. This will allow the Rs7 Sportback to reach a tremendous 62 MPH in just 3.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 190 MPH, coming an optional dynamics package. The engine is aligned to an eight speed tiptronic gearbox, as well as a Quattro all wheel drive system. Economically speaking, the RS7 achieves a fair deal. It is estimated that it will achieve 29.7 MPG. Co2 emissions will read at 221 g/km.
The vehicle will have 20 inch alloy wheels. These can be optionally upgraded to 21 inches, coming available in three colour finishes. Carbon fibre disc brakes are also available at an additional cost.
The car will be on sale in the final quarter of the year. The prices will be around the same price as the current RS7, it has been suggests, meaning it will cost approximately £83,515.