Here are the new details for the updated RS7.
Even more defined: The revised Audi RS 7 Sportback
- New headlights and design details for a dynamic five-door coupé
- 4.0 TFSI with 412 kW (560 hp) of power and efficient COD technology
- Board Member for Development Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: "Audi
RS 7 Sportback is an outstanding piece of sports equipment"
Dynamics in a new top form Audi has honed the RS 7 Sportback. The
large five-door coupé comes with new LED headlights and even more
enhanced infotainment features. With 412 kW (560 hp) and 700 Nm (516.3
lb-ft) of torque, its 4.0 TFSI engine provides for an impressive
driving performance at a fuel consumption rate of only 9.5 liters per
100 kilometers (24.8 US mpg) with 221 grams CO2 per kilometer (355.7
"The Audi RS 7 Sportback confirms the reputation of the RS models
as the superior, top athletes of our brand," states Prof. Dr.
Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical
Development of AUDI AG. "The combination of a powerful
fourliter 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
Even at first glance, the Audi RS 7 Sportback reveals its dynamic
character the long engine hood, the sporty and flowing
Cpillars and the sharply sloping rear end form an aesthetic
overall impression. New design details add striking touches. They
include the Singleframe grille with the black honeycomb typical of RS
models, with the corners now even sharper and more distinctive. Three
optional packages matt aluminum, gloss black and carbon make the
look of the RS 7 Sportback even more distinctive. The central front
air inlet bears the quattro lettering. Slight modifications have also
been made to the bumper, with its distinctive air inlets.
The headlights, also adapted to the new Singleframe, come with LED
technology as a standard feature. On request, Audi provides the
headlights with the innovative Matrix LED technology, available
exclusively on the RS 7 Sportback with additionally darkened trims.
This offer also includes turn signals with dynamic display at the
front. At the rear they are generally standard. The tail lights also
have a new interior design. New to the paint finishes are the colors
Floret Silver, metallic; Glacier White, metallic; Mythos Black,
metallic and Sepang Blue, pearl effect.
In the elegant black interior, dominated by the RS sport seats, the
designers have discreetly revised the instrument cluster: the air
outlet controls of the vent nozzles, the shift paddles behind the
steering wheel and the quattro emblem on the instrument panel. The
standard MMI navigation plus with MMI touch now uses the modular
infotainment platform of the latest generation; its highlight is an
efficient graphics processor from Audi's partner, Nvidia.
The 4.0 TFSI in the revised Audi RS 7 Sportback provides as before 412
kW (560 hp), with a constant 700 Nm (516.3 lbft) of torque at
engine speeds between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm. The engine catapults the
fivedoor coupé from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.9 seconds;
the optional dynamics packages allow top speeds of 280 and 305 km/h
(174.0 and 189.5 mph), respectively. In the ECE cycle however, the
resonant V8 biturbo needs only 9.5 liters of fuel per 100
kilometers (24.8 US mpg) with 221 grams CO2 per kilometer (355.7
g/mi). A key factor in this efficiency is the cylinder on demand (COD)
system, which can shut down four cylinders during partial load
An eightspeed tiptronic tuned for sporty performance, with a
tall eight gear, directs the power of the eightcylinder engine
to the quattro permanent allwheel drive. On request, Audi will
combine quattro allwheel drive with the optional sport
differential on the rear axle.
The RS adaptive air suspension, together with adaptive damping,
standard on the RS 7 Sportback, lowers the body by 20 millimeters (0.8
in); its control is incorporated in the Audi drive select driving
dynamics system. Audi offers the tauter RS sport suspension plus with
Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) as an alternative. A further option is
dynamic steering, with its continuously variable steering ratio.
The revised Audi RS 7 Sportback is fitted with 20inch forged
lightweight alloy wheels as a standard feature; 21inch cast
aluminum wheels in three color versions are optionally available. The
four internally ventilated brake disks have a weightsaving wave
design; alternatively Audi installs carbon fiber-ceramic disks.
Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) has a Sport mode that can be
deactivated altogether if need be.
The Audi RS 7 Sportback can be ordered in Germany from the 3rd quarter
2014. Its base price is 113,300.
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