|Audi has announced the most potent 5-door Coupé to join the four-ring marque’s line-up of impressive Coupes, the RS 7 Sportback. The next generation RS 7 Coupe now looks even sharper and is more efficient; in a nutshell.|
The newest Coupe combines subtle styling enhancements with new LED lighting, upgraded infotainment and revisions to the 560 PS V8 TFSI powerplant which enable it to comply with new EU6 emissions regulations. Its exterior motif features include long bonnet, flowing c-pillars and the sloping rear end that forms an aesthetic overall impression. Notable design details, including the options, are the Singleframe grille with the black honeycomb typical of RS versions, as well as the three optional packages: matt aluminium, gloss black and carbon. On the front bumper, the air inlets and LED headlights are adapted to the singleframe grille. Matrix LED technology is available for the first time on the RS 7 Sportback, with integrated dynamic turn signals on the front and rear. The rear lights also takes up a new design. Lastly, 20-inch forged lightweight wheels complete the RS 7 Sportback’s exterior package, with 21-inch cast aluminium available in three colors, valid as an option.
Interior-wise, the matte-grey RS Sport seats blends tastefully well with the black interior. Then, there’s the instrument cluster, air outlet controls of the vent nozzles, the shift paddles behind the steering and the quattro emblem on the instrument panel. Additionally, 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 partner, Nvidia.
Audi RS 7 Sportback takes up 4.0-liter V8 Twin-turbo to give an uncompromising 560 PS
A rather large 4.0 TFSI engine that’s paired to an 8-speed tiptronic transmission is included in the RS 7 Sportback, enabling 560 PS and 700 Nm of torque at engine speeds between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm. The engine catapults the five-door coupé from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds; the optional dynamics packages allow top speeds of 280 km/h (174mph) and 304 km/h (189mph) respectively. On a combined cycle however, the resonant V8 twin-turbo returns up to 9.5 liter/100 km (29.7 mpg)), and emits 221 grams of CO2 per km.
The might of the V8 engine is harnessed by the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system and used to best effect by the standard Sports differential, which apportions torque in precisely measured quantities between the rear wheels according to driving conditions.
RS adaptive air suspension is fitted as standard, together with adaptive damping, and is controlled via 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, which continuously varies the steering ratio for greater agility.
The four internally ventilated brake discs have a weight-saving wave design, while ESC (Electronic Stabilization Control) has a Sport mode that the driver can activate or deactivate per requirements. Alternatively carbon fiber-ceramic discs are available as an option.
Audi RS 7 Sportback color options and availability
The Audi RS 7 Sportback’s paint palette include these colors: Floret silver, metallic; Glacier white, metallic; Mythos black, metallic and Sepang blue, pearl effect. The latest Coupe from Audi is ready to roll out into dealerships in Europe in the fourth quarter of the year.