Audi announces pricing for all-new high-performance 2014 Audi RS 7
- Pricing starts at $104,900 for highly-anticipated Audi RS 7
- Audi RS 7 is the most powerful RS model ever offered in the U.S.
- RS 7 launches from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds
Pricing for the all-new high-performance 2014 Audi RS 7 the most
powerful RS model ever offered in the U.S. will begin at $104,900.
The RS 7, the epitome of aesthetic design, innovative technology and
track-tested performance, debuted at the 2013 North American
International Auto Show in Detroit and is expected to arrive in U.S.
showrooms this fall.
The high-power Audi RS 7 adds to the expanding A7 model line, which is
enhanced for the 2014 model year with the addition of the all-new
fuel-efficient A7 TDI® clean diesel model, in addition to the A7 3.0T
and S7 4.0T variants.
The Audi RS 7 is fitted with a twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI V8 engine,
producing an astounding 560 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Launching from
0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, the RS 7 has a top track speed of 174
At low to medium loads and engine speeds with its innovative
cylinder on demand technology the RS 7 deactivates cylinders 2, 3, 5
and 8 by closing their valves via electromechanical actuators. The 4.0
TFSI runs in four-cylinder mode, providing up to 15% better fuel
efficiency, while the active engine mounts remove any changes in
vibration between eight and four-cylinder modes. The active noise
cancellation system is not needed on the RS 7 because of the low
exhaust frequencies of the exhaust that are befitting of an RS model.
For those that enjoy an even more performance-oriented exhaust tone, a
sport exhaust is available with black finishers.
Mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission, the RS 7
features the Audi quattro® all-wheel drive system with sport
differential for superior grip and handling.
The RS 7 is fitted with a robust brake system employing internally
ventilated and perforated discs in a weight-saving wave design; the
front discs are 15.4 inches in diameter and the rear discs are 14
inches in diameter. The wave-shaped outer contour of the friction
rings reduces unsprung mass by a total of about 6.61 lbs. The brake
calipers are painted black and are also available in red.
A series of design details give the RS 7 a dynamic edge to its flowing
coupe design. Available in standard, matte aluminum or carbon styling,
the RS 7 features distinctive bumpers, Audi Singleframe® grille in
aluminum matte or high-gloss black, honeycomb grille inserts and
heated, auto-dimming and power-folding exterior mirrors. The adaptive
rear spoiler, lower rear diffuser and two large elliptical tailpipes
of the exhaust system signify the performance that the RS 7 has to
Inside, the RS 7 exudes sportiness and power with its three-spoke
perforated multifunction sport steering wheel with contrast stitching
and RS 7 emblem, sport seats in Valcona leather with honeycomb
quilting, and RS-specific shift knob and interior door handles.
The RS 7 also features RS-specific Carbon fiber inlays; optional
Layered Aluminum/Black wood decorative inlays; black-faced instrument
gauges, white scales and red needles; aluminum pedals and footrest;
and a Black Alcantara® headliner (optional).
Technology and driver assistance
The Audi RS 7 starts with the Prestige equipment level, which offers a
multitude of technologies including the groundbreaking Audi MMI® touch
with handwriting recognition. With hard and soft keys, dedicated
buttons for commonly-used controls and a revolutionary touchpad that
interprets hand-written inputs, you can perform a number of functions,
like write the digits of telephone number and the letters of the
navigation destination with a finger, or scroll over maps, all without
taking your eyes off the road.
The RS 7 is equipped standard with Audi side assist, which monitors
the blind spot areas, as well as fast-approaching vehicles, at a range
of approximately 150 ft. to the rear of the car.
The optional Night Vision Assistant can detect pedestrians
approximately 300 ft. ahead of the vehicle; once a pedestrian is
registered, the system highlights him/her in yellow. If the pedestrian
moves into the anticipated path of the vehicle, he/she is highlighted
in red and accompanied by an acoustic warning.
A cornerview camera is part of the Driver Assistance plus package, and
the available adaptive cruise control and Audi pre sense plus enhances
safety for drivers and their passengers.
The 2014 Audi RS 7 is equipped standard with the award-winning
infotainment system Audi connect®. Audi was the first global auto
manufacturer to offer factory-fitted in-vehicle Wi-Fi connectivity for
passenger use, enabling the Audi connect system to deliver
connectivity to up to eight wireless devices. With Audi connect
offered complimentary for six months and available for as little as
$15 per month thereafter the onboard Audi MMI Navigation system is
enhanced with Google Earth maps for a true aerial view of the route.
Audi connect also features real-time localized weather, news and live
fuel prices; Google Voice Local Search for detailed information about
travel destinations, such as restaurant or hotel hours, pricing and
customer reviews; and the myAudi Destination feature, which allows
users to log on to Google Earth from virtually any location in the
U.S. and download up to 50 destinations to the vehicle. Audi also
offers real-time Sirius XM® Traffic information via enhancements to
the Audi MMI Navigation plus system (active Sirius XM® Traffic
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