You are looking at the most powerful RS7 Sportback ever…
The new Audi RS7 Sportback made an appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week and it undoubtedly exudes performance intent.
The aggressive lines on the bodywork, the large grille, gaping air intakes, large 21-inch wheels and oversize exhaust pipes all contribute to the new RS7 Sportback’s appeal.
To match that angry look is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine featuring a 48-volt mild-hybrid electrical system that produces total outputs of 441 kW and 800 Nm of torque. These hefty numbers are directed to all four wheels using an 8-speed automatic transmission and the RS7 Sportback will sprint from zero to 100 kph in 3.6 seconds with top speed capped at 250 kph. Dynamic and Dynamic Plus packages, however, will push the top speed up to 280 kph and 305 kph respectively.
The RS& Sportback rides some 20 mm lower than a standard A7 thanks to its standard adaptive air suspension. The ride height drops even further at speed (10 mm at 120 kph) while the vehicle can also be raised by as much as 20 mm to prevent unwanted scrapes. An RS Sports suspension and Dynamic Ride Control can be had as an option which enhances the dynamic ability of the car by reducing body roll and pitch while also offering sportier drive modes such as RS1 and RS2.
The interior is equally impressive with RS sport seats wrapped in Nappa leather, which is found throughout the cabin, and a model-specific flat-bottomed steering wheel is fitted. As you would expect, Audi has thrown all the tech into the new RS7 Sportback and the MMI dual touchscreen system along with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit goes a long way in ensuring that the interior is bang up to date.
The official arrival of the new RS7 Sportback in South Africa has been confirmed for Q4 2020. We will keep you updated as soon as more information is revealed.