The A7 range
The new Audi RS 7 Sportback performance: enhanced dynamics, increased exclusivity, intensified power. The performance of the 4.0-liter V8 TFSI engine has been increased by 33 kW to 445 kW in total (605 PS), while the overboost function also ensures superior power delivery and acceleration. The quattro® all-wheel drive uncompromisingly transfers the power to the road.
The design of the new Audi RS 7 Sportback performance is unique – right down to the smallest detail. Distinctive exterior features make the RS 7 Sportback performance a true aesthete. They include the sporty bumper with large air intakes on the front and strongly profiled diffuser insert at the rear, the glossy black honeycomb grille typical of the RS and wide sills. The exterior is also characterized by the air intake funnel with the quattro logo and the distinctive attachments in matt titanium finish: for example, the framework of the single-frame grille, the front spoilers and the side flaps in the air intakes, the trim strips on the side windows, the exterior mirror housings and the upper edge of the diffuser insert at the back.
The interior of the new Audi RS 7 Sportback performance is a centre of exclusivity: the RS front sports seats are available on request in an Alcantara/leather combination in black and with blue honeycomb quilting. The optionally available inlays in carbon twill blue with contrasting threads provide additional styling. Fine materials with first-class workmanship. The circular instruments have black dials, white scales and red pointers. RS logos adorn the key, the three-spoke RS leather-covered sports steering wheel, the illuminated door sill trims, the tachometer, the big DIS display and the electrically extended monitor of the MMI Navigation plus system. The RS 7 Sportback performance offers a luggage compartment volume of 535 to 1390 litres.
Engines and transmissions
The 4.0-liter V8 TFSI engine which is familiar from the RS 7 Sportback has been modified for use in the new Audi RS 7 Sportback performance. The RS high-performance model sprints in just 3.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h – an improvement of 0.2 seconds on the basic RS model. As a special highlight, the engine provides an overboost function, in which up to 750 Nm is available to the driver for a short time. After another 8.4 seconds the RS 7 Sportback performance breaks through the 200 km/h barrier. With the optional dynamic packages, the top speed can be boosted from 250 to 280 or 305 km/h.
Efficient through consistent use of lightweight engineering.
The drive unit and the chassis
The standard eight-speed tiptronic system is tuned to peak sporting performance. All gear changes are fast and flexible. The quattro permanent four-wheel drive transfers this impressive power to the road, and flexibly distributes the torque as required via the central differential. The new RS 6 Avant performance comes as standard with specifically tuned air suspension. With its dynamic setup the RS adaptive air suspension lowers the body by 20 millimetres. The integrated controlled damping responds to road conditions, you’re driving style and the Audi drive select mode.
The special features
The RS 7 Sportback performance offers a variety of optional extras: the optional RS performance design package in black and blue complements the standard RS sports seats with prominent side bolsters by adding new seat covers in an Alcantara/leather combination with honeycomb quilting and matching contrast stitching on the armrests , controls and floor mats. This combination is complemented by knee pads in Alcantara and decorative inlays in blue carbon twill. Ascari Blue Metallic can be ordered optionally as an exclusive paint finish for the RS performance models. The range is supplemented by the individual and matt-effect paint finishes of Audi exclusive.