The Audi RS 7 is the ultra-high-performance variant of the stylish and surprisingly spacious Audi A7 four-door coupe. With a 560-horsepower V8 lurking beneath its stylish hood, the Audi RS 7 is the most powerful model in Audi’s lineup, and it also has all the luxury and technology accouterments for the style of the four-membered ring mark. The Audi RS 7 benefits from a new standard Head-up display and two new option packages for the latest model year.
With a gloomy black honeycomb grille, large front air intakes and rear diffuser big bet, exhaust pipes, the Audi RS 7 has a much bolder and outdoor sports as the Audi A7 and Audi S7 siblings. Far from being an “all show no-go” type of machine, the Audi RS 7 hedges its appearance with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 of 560 horsepower at 5700 rpm and 516 lb-ft torque from 1,750 rpm produced. the monstrous output is transmitted to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission and Audi Quattro all-wheel drive system, which has a nominal 40/60 front / rear torque distribution for a balanced rear-drive handling similar features.
Audi claims that the Audi RS 7 is capable of dispatching the zero-to-60 mph sprint in 3.9 seconds, while the models equipped with the optional Sport Package can hit a top speed of 190 mph. The provision corner carving skills commensurate to the breathtaking acceleration choice of a air suspension or rigid steel spring suspension of the buyer. Both have adjustable dampers that can adapt electronically regardless of driving conditions – whether rough, bumpy roads or winding switchbacks – the RS 7 matches.
Throttle response, transmission shift points and steering effort can be adjusted to suit the driver’s imagination by Audi drive select, which offers choice of Comfort, Auto and Dynamic or custom modes. An optional dynamic steering works by Drive Select and uses a superposition gear to vary the steering ratio by nearly 100 percent, depending on the speed. The system counter steers easily to the curve border. Hidden behind the standard 20-inch seven-spoke wheels significant brakes with six-piston calipers; even bigger and more powerful carbon-ceramic devices can be specified for a surcharge. Despite its size and capacity of the RS 7 is actually surprisingly efficient his by a start-stop system that cuts the engine at stops and a cylinder-deactivation system that makes the engine effectively in a V4 in low gas cruise situations.
Audi RS 7 Interior
Inside, the Audi RS 7 looks much like the rest of the Audi A7 lineup. This means artful flowing trim, premium materials and a sense of fine craftsmanship are found throughout. Model-specific details are a race-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel, carbon fiber and aluminum trim and badging RS. Another unique touch is a driver information screen in the instrument cluster, which provides a shift light in addition to the pressure and oil temperature to increase information.
A price for the high-style exterior Audi RS 7, especially the sleek roofline – is the rear seat headroom, which is something missing. However, there are still plenty of legroom in the back, and the front seats in accordance spacious. Cargo space is abundant through the hatchback design, with 24.5 cubic feet of storage space.
Navigation and entertainment functions are accessed through Audi’s MMI system, which is one of the most intuitive infotainment setup on the market. The navigation system includes Audi Connect, which offers Internet connectivity and the industry’s first Google Earth integration – complete with panoramic views and a high-resolution 3D satellite and aerial images.
Audi RS 7 Features
The Audi RS 7 comes standard with combination leather / Alcantara upholstery, heated front seats, navigation system, a 14-speaker AM / FM / CD stereo with radio and SiruisXM full iPod integration, a sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, ultrasonic and reversing camera parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, xenon headlights with LED running lights, a proximity key, a head-up display and 20-inch wheels.
Highlights from the list of options includes a 15-speaker, 1300 watt Bang & Olufsen sound system, a head-up display, honeycomb quilted leather Valcona, adaptive cruise control, a night vision system, 21-inch wheels and all-LED headlights. New for the latest model year is the carbon package that brings a carbon splitter and diffuser and the Dynamic Packet with dynamic steering, DRC suspension system, red brake calipers and a sport exhaust system with black spots.
Audi RS 7 Safety
All Audi RS 7 models are equipped with dual front, front knee, front, back, and full-length side curtain airbags. Traction and stability control, electronic brake force distribution and a tire pressure monitoring system are also included. Optional safety features include active lane assist, which warns the driver when the Audi RS 7 will migrate into an adjacent lane and even easy to steer the car back to the original lane. There are also Audi pre-sense, recognize the obstacles in front of the RS 7 and the brakes to prevent or mitigate their severity may crash. Finally, the Audi side assist warns driver when the vehicle is in the Audi RS 7 of the rear blind spots is.
Audi RS 7 Competitors
The Audi RS 7 faces stiff competition from a more worthy rivals. If your polarizing styling, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S rewards with blistering-fast acceleration and excellent handling, while Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is the another strong choice thanks in part to its amazing 590 pounds-ft of torque. A third possibility is the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the whole fleet and with a segment-exclusive six-speed manual for those who is like rowing their own gears.