Audi launches next generation RS7 Sportback

Audi launches next generation RS7 Sportback image

Text: / Photos: Audi | posted June 03, 2014 16:01

Still powered by a twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI V8.

Audi launches the new generation Audi RS7 Sportback with sharper looks and better, more efficient performance.

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On the outside the changes are profound as the RS7 now comes with a Singleframe grille with the black honeycomb typical of RS models, making ‘corners now even sharper and more distinctive.’

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There are three optional packages: matt aluminium, gloss black and carbon, all of which will ‘make the look of the RS 7 Sportback even more distinctive' according to Audi. The bumper has also been touched up with additional air inlets while the headlights now feature LED technology as standard.

Inside, the instrument cluster, including the air outlet controls of the vent nozzles, the shift paddles behind the steering wheel and the quattro emblem on the instrument panel have all positively tweaked.  The standard MMI navigation plus with MMI touch now uses the latest-gen platform and is powered by the newest graphics processor from Audi partner, Nvidia.

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The Audi RS7 Sportback still comes powered by the EU6-compliant 4.0 TFSI engine with 552 HP and a constant 700 Nm of torque. Those numbers will shoot this Audi from 0 to 100kph in 3.9 seconds .

The Cylinder on Demand (CoD) system, which can shut down four cylinders during partial load operation allows the RS7 Sportback to return up to 29.7mpg, and emits 221 grams of CO2 per km. An eight-speed tiptronic transmission tuned for optimum performance also features a tall final gear to contribute to fuel efficiency.

“The Audi RS 7 Sportback confirms the reputation of the RS models as the superior, top athletes of our brand,” “The combination of a powerful four‑litre V8 engine with Cylinder on Demand technology, quattro drive and intelligent lightweight design makes the RS 7 Sportback an outstanding piece of sports equipment for any fan of dynamic and yet efficient driving,” states Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development of AUDI AG.