Audi A7 2014

AUDI has unleashed the hardcore RS7 Sportback, its twin-turbo V8-powered rival for your BMW M6 Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG.

The hottest edition of Audi’s area of interest five-door A7 coupe was exposed right away within the Detroit motor demonstrate, emerging scorching to the heels on the third-generation RS6 Avant disclosed overseas very last thirty day period.

First Australian deliveries of your RS7 Sportback will strike showrooms in early 2014, in which it can sign up for the RS6 Avant (established for start in late 2013), RS4 Avant (owing early 2013) and RS5 coupe (already on sale).

Local pricing is not going to be unveiled until eventually closer to start, though the RS7 will supplant the limited-edition and comparatively tame S7 (priced from $179,900) given that the array flagship.

Just like the new RS6 wagon, power with the RS7 Sportback comes from a twin-turbo 4.0-litre TFSI V8 motor making 412kW in between 5700 and 6700rpm, with 700Nm of torque from just 1750rpm, driving as a result of all four wheels by means of Audi’s sixty:40 rear-biased quattro all-wheel-drive process.

This is often some 103kW and 150Nm more than the lower-tuned version on the identical engine utilised from the S7 Sportback.

The RS7 matches its load-lugging RS6 sibling for speed with its claimed zero-to-100km/h dash time of just 3.9 seconds – three-tenths more quickly when compared to the rear-drive BMW M6 Gran Coupe and updated Mercedes-Benz CLS sixty three AMG, the two of which also premiered in Detroit this yr.

The RS7’s sprint time equals Porsche’s flagship Panamera turbo, but neither match Mercedes’ unique 430kW/800Nm S-Model CLS, which can take the cake that has a time of just three.6 seconds.

Top rated speed for your RS7 is electronically constrained to 250km/h, but is often stretched to 305km/h for excess price as element of a “dynamic plus” package

The high-revving V8 engine – which incorporates a set of twin-scroll turbochargers – consumes a very low nine.eight litres of gas per 100km/h about the combined cycle.

Fuel-saving attributes include things like idle-stop, electromechanical steering and cylinder deactivation – the latter of which runs the car on 4 cylinders at low to medium engine speeds.

Audi’s TFSI motor is matched solely to an eight-speed tiptronic automated transmission with paddle shifters and a change light. Audi says the lessen ratios are intently spaced for swifter response, but eighth is geared tall for high-speed cruising.

The RS7 sits on adaptive air suspension which can lower the body in its sportiest setting by around 20mm, and characteristics torque vectoring that brakes the within wheel, negating understeer.

The soundness handle might be wholly disengaged for monitor use.

Audi also provides firmer metal springs and three-stage adjustable dampers as part of an choices deal named “sports suspension additionally with dynamic journey control”.

Regular 20-inch solid lightweight wheels could be replaced with optional 21-inch wheels inside of a option of a few designs.

Driving all four wheels sit ventilated disc brakes, measuring 390mm for the front, but Audi also provides mammoth 420mm carbon-fibre ceramic discs with anthracite gray calipers as an alternative.

The German manufacturer hasn’t exposed the RS7’s kerb weight, but claims your body is made up of around 20 for every cent aluminium, and a large proportion of light-weight high-tensile steels.

Styling upgrades over and above the monster rims are delicate, but consist of new black honeycomb grille inserts, a bigger front air dam, additional matte aluminium human body highlights, a completely new rear diffuser and bolder elliptical twin tail-pipes.

Also, the plush cabin from your regular A7 stays mainly unchanged, though Audi has added new black instruments with white scales and red dials, a 3D RS7 symbol in the tachometer, additional aluminium trim and chunkier leather/Alcantara sporting activities seats.

RS7 badges also adorn the flat-bottomed steering wheel, vital, door sills and multimedia technique.

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