Distinct design elements of the RS 7 Sportback include the unique bumpers and high-gloss black protective grille with honeycomb structure at the front of the car as well as a couple of parts finished in matt aluminum. A power extending spoiler takes its place at the rear, while the diffuser and the two large, elliptical tailpipe trims of the exhaust system draw attention on their own. New shades on the Audi RS 7 Sportback include Nardo gray and the exclusive matt Daytona gray. Two styling are available : matt aluminum and carbon. As is obvious from the pictures above, the front center air inlet seats the iconic quattro badge.
There 4.0 L TFSI mill propels the Audi RS 7 from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds, and the upon deactivating the speed limiter, a top speed of up to 305 km/h is expected. The Audi also consumes an astonishing 9.8 litres of fuel per 100 km ( around 10.42 kpl). The 4.0 TFSI mill develops all this power real quick thanks to a number of nifty features. The two twin-scroll turbochargers produce up to 1.2 bars of relative boost pressure and are located in close proximity of the intercooler in the inside V of the cylinder banks. This leads to reduced time for the gases to cover the distance and thus the response is very good says Audi. Switchable flaps in the exhaust system make the engine sound even more wild by activating the flaps through a push button or under strong acceleration.
The phenomenal fuel efficiency is courtesy of Audi’s Cylinder on Demand (COD) technology where cylinders 2,3,5 and 8 are deactivated at low speeds by closing the valves using electromechanical actuators. This improves fuel efficiency by around 5 to 10%. The Audi RS 7 Sportback comes standard with quattro, Audi’s famed permanent all-wheel drive system. The centre differential splits power 60:40 between the rear and the front. Audi’s eight-speed tiptronic transmission is standard.
The Audi RS 7 gets adaptive air suspension which can lower the body by 20 mm. Adaptive damping also available on the RS 7 adjusts the suspension’s response to the condition of the road. If air suspension is not your cup of tea, then Audi also offers the choice of taut sport suspension plus with dynamic ride control (DRC) where steel springs and three-stage adjustable dampers that are connected to one another via diagonal oil lines and a central valve handle the suspension.
The sporty theme continues into the interior. The dial instruments have black faces, white scales and red needles. Drawing your attention is the three dimensional RS 7 logo in the tachometer. RS badges are also present on the key, the flat-bottomed, three-spoke leather steering wheel and the illuminated door entry sills. In addition to the shift light that tells you its time to shift up, displays for boost pressure and oil temperature plus a lap timer make up the RS 7 specific menu.
Carbon inlays are standard while you can instead opt for four additional materials. RS sport seats with side bolsters, integrated head restraints and RS 7 logos covered in a combination of black Alcantara and leather are standard. The above image shows the center sections with diamond quilting. The seats can also be covered alternatively in high-grade, honeycomb-quilted Valcona leather in either black or lunar silver. Luggage capacity ranges from 535 to 1,390 liters depending on the position of the rear seat backs.
There’s of course a host of active safety systems that complete the package. The Audi RS 7 looks promising, very.