Following the reveal of the refreshed A7 Sportback at the end of last month, Audi has today unveiled the revised RS7 Sportback edition.
New design details include the ‘Singleframe’ grille with the black honeycomb typical of RS models, with the corners now even sharper. The central front air inlet bears the quattro lettering. Slight modifications have also been made to the bumper, with its custom-shaped air inlets.
The headlights, also adapted to the new Singleframe, come with LED technology as standard (Audi’s Matrix LED lights come as an option and get additional darkened trims on the RS7). The tail lights, meanwhile, also have a new interior design. Other exterior styling elements include 20‑inch forged alloy wheels, which are matched with internally ventilated brake disks that Audi says have a weight‑saving ‘wave’ design.
In the interior cabin, which is generally dominated by the RS sport seats, the designers have 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 car is powered by a 4.0 TFSI that generates 552 bhp, with 516.3 lb‑ft of torque at engine speeds between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm. Audi claims the V8 bi‑turbo helps the car to do 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds; the optional dynamics packages allow top speeds of 174.0 and 189.5 mph. The RS7’s combined cycle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are listed at 29.7mpg and 221g/km, respectively.
An eight‑speed tiptronic, with a tall eight gear, is mated to the eight‑cylinder engine, while an adaptive air suspension, together with adaptive damping, lowers the body by 20 millimetres.