The 2020 Audi RS 7 Sportback, in its first-ever widebody guise, becomes the most visually striking RS 7 iteration, to date.
Sometime back, Audi had revealed the 2020 RS 6 Avant and all of sudden, we had forgotten all the performance sedans for that one killer-looking shooting brake. However, just as we were under the impression that Audi can't possibly create a more visually striking model, they've brought out the no-holds-barred 2020 RS 7 Sportback, which, arguably, is the sportiest & sharpest looking iteration of the performance grand tourer, to date. The widebody design adds an additional 40mm to the RS 7 Sportback's width over the standard A7 Sportback, taking the total up to 1,950mm.
The 2020 RS 7 Sportback draws its power from the signature twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre TFSI V8 motor, which is now a hybrid, thanks to the same 48V Mild-Hybrid System (MHEV) found on the RS 6 Avant. The powertrain develops a massive 591bhp & 800Nm of torque and all the power is sent to the permanent quattro all-wheel-drive system via an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission. With the help of a new launch control function, the Sportback can do its 0-100km/h run in just 3.6 seconds. While the top-speed remains electronically-limited to 250km/h, buyers can opt for the optional Dynamic or Dynamic Plus package to increase the top speed up to 305km/h.
The RS 7 Sportback also borrows the standard adaptive air suspension from the RS 6 Avant. By default, the RS 7 sits 20mm lower than the standard A7 and beyond 120km/h, the ride height further dips by 10mm. To increase everyday urban usability, the RS 7 Sportback also gets a 'lift mode' to raise the ground clearance by up to 20mm.
As standard, the RS 7 Sportback rides on a set of 10-spoke, 21-inch wheels. However, buyers can also opt for larger 22-inch RS-spec 5-spoke wheels.
The RS 7 Sportback is expected to hit the dealerships in Germany & other European regions towards the end of 2019.