Audi RS 7 is bred to perform

The new Audi RS 7 Sportback can be ordered here in late 2014 and will be available for delivery in January 2015. Final price and equipment details will be revealed later.

The new Audi RS 7 Sportback can be ordered here in late 2014 and will be available for delivery in January 2015. Final price and equipment details will be revealed later.

The large 5-door coupé comes with new LED headlights and even more enhanced infotainment features. With 560bhp and 700 Nm of torque, its 4.0 TFSI engine provides for an impressive driving performance at a fuel consumption rate of 9.5 litres per 100 kilometres with 221 grams CO2 per kilometre.

The Audi RS 7 confirms the reputation of the RS models as the superior, top athletes of the brand, an Audi executive insisted. The combination of a powerful four‑litre V8 engine with cylinder on demand technology, quattro drive and intelligent lightweight design makes the RS 7 an outstanding piece of sports equipment, he insisted.

At first glance the Audi RS 7 reveals its dynamic character; the long engine hood, the sporty and flowing C‑pillars 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 even more distinctive.

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 with additionally darkened trims.

This offer also includes turn signals with dynamic display at the front. At the rear they are generally standard.

The elegant black interior is dominated by the RS sport seats. The designers discreetly revised the instrument cluster with 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 provides as before 560bhp, with a constant 700 Nm of torque at engine speeds between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm. The engine catapults the coupé from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds; the optional dynamics packages allow top speeds of 280 and 305 km/h, respectively.

In the ECE cycle, however, the resonant V8 bi‑turbo needs only 9.5 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres with 221 grams CO2 per kilometre. A key factor in this efficiency is the cylinder on demand (COD) system, which can shut down four cylinders during partial load operation.

An 8‑speed tiptronic tuned for sporty performance, with a tall eight gear, directs the power of the eight‑cylinder engine to the quattro permanent all‑wheel drive.

On request, Audi can combine quattro all‑wheel drive with the optional sport differential on the rear axle.