Audi just confirmed that its bringing the RS 7 to this year motor show in Detroit as part of the expansion of the RS lineup.
The RS 7 sports the same twin-turbo V-8 powerplant as the S8 but the output has been increased to 560 horses and a torque of 516 lb-ft. There is a good gain of 40HP and a 35 lb-ft from the configuration of the powerplant for the S8.
The powerful 4.0L engine is linked to an eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox that sends the power to all corners of the vehicle. The Audi RS 7 can blast from 0 to 62 miles an hour in a matter of 3.9 seconds. It has a top speed of 155 mph. The Dynamic Package can bring this number up to 174 mph while the Dynamic Package Plus will have no problem pushing it the car to 190 mph.
Despite the excellent performance numbers, the car manufacturer boasts that it has a fuel economy of 24 miles a gallon on European standards. It is able to achieve this number because of technologies like a start-stop system and Audi’s cylinder deactivation.
At low speeds, certain cylinders of the engine are not used. While operating using just four cylinders, the RS 7 makes use of active engine bearing to cancel any excessive vibrations or unnecessary counter-oscillations.
Buyers has an array of options to have the desired suspension, aluminum rims, and brakes. The body of the Audi RS 7 is crafted from a good blend of very strong steel and aluminum.
For the interior, buyers are treated with leather and Alcantara-hugged sports seats. Buyers can also opt for a solid leather called Valcona leather while an Alcantara headliner can also be ordered. The cabin boasts of carbon fiber trims with a long list of personalization elements.
We still do not have the official pricing for the Audi RS 7 but we will keep you posted!