Powered by a 592bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, Audi's firebreathing RS7 Sportback is now on sale in India. The four-door coupe can clock 0 to 100km/h in under 4 seconds and has a top speed of 305km/h!
Audi’s spanking new RS7 Sportback has been launched in India. Priced at a whopping Rs 1.94 crore (ex-showroom), the new RS7 is the second-gen model of the four-door coupe. Not to mention, it’s currently the only high-performance model in Audi India’s line-up, as the rest of the product range includes the A6, A8 L, and Q8 at the moment.
In its latest avatar, the RS7 looks even more brutal. It’s an aggressive face, featuring new Matrix adaptive LED headlamps, a blacked-out single-frame grille, larger air intakes, and a sportier bumper. The new RS7 comes standard with 21-inch wheels (22-inch wheels optional). At the back, there’s a seamless LED light bar and a new rear bumper with oval tailpipes, and you also get an electronically-operated spoiler. Overall, the new RS7 looks unapologetically brash!
Propelling the new RS7 is the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 as before, but it now packs 48volt mild-hybrid technology. Power output stands at 592bhp and 800Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which sends the drive to all four wheels via quattro AWD system. 0 to 100km/h can be clocked in 3.6 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h, but you can opt for the Dynamic Package to raise it to 280km/h. If you want to go faster still, you can go for the Dynamic Plus package that increases the top speed to 305km/h!
Like before, the V8 motor is equipped with cylinder-deactivation tech, which shuts one bank of cylinders to save fuel under low load conditions. The RS7 also gets adaptive air suspension. All-wheel steering, carbon-ceramic brakes, and a head-up display are optional.
The Audi RS7 competes with the Porsche Panamera in India, but given its performance and four-door practicality, it’s also a worthy rival to the BMW M5 Competition.