SEARING PERFORMANCE AND EVEN
SHARPER STYLE: THE NEW
GENERATION AUDI RS 7 SPORTBACK
Mighty twin-turbo V8 engine retains its rightful place at the heart of the new-look RS 7
Sportback but is now even more efficient
New headlights and design details for a dynamic five-door coupé
4.0 TFSI with 560 PS and efficient CoD technology
Four per cent reduction in CO2 emissions to 221g/km
Fuel consumption improves by three per cent to 29.7mpg combined
Board Member for Development Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “Audi RS 7
Sportback is an outstanding piece of sports equipment”
The RS 7 Sportback – the most potent five-door coupé in the Audi range - now looks even
sharper and performs even more efficiently, yet no less formidably. The new generation RS 7
Sportback, which becomes available to order in the UK later this summer ahead of first
deliveries in late 2014, combines subtle styling enhancements with new LED lighting, upgraded
infotainment features and revisions to the 560 PS V8 TFSI powerplant which enable it to comply
with new EU6 emissions regulations.
“The Audi RS 7 Sportback confirms the reputation of the RS models as the superior, top athletes
of our brand,” states Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for
Technical Development of AUDI AG. “The combination of a powerful four-litre V8 engine with
Cylinder on Demand technology, quattro drive and intelligent lightweight design makes the
RS 7 Sportback an outstanding piece of sports equipment for any fan of dynamic and yet
Even at first glance, the Audi RS 7 Sportback reveals its dynamic character – the long bonnet,
flowing C-pillars and the sharply sloping rear end form an aesthetic overall impression. New
design details add striking touches. They include the Singleframe grille with the black
honeycomb typical of RS models, with the corners now even sharper and more distinctive. Three
optional packages – matt aluminium, gloss black and carbon – make the look of the
RS 7 Sportback even more distinctive.
Subtle modifications have also been made to the bumper, with its distinctive air inlets. The
headlights, also adapted to the new singleframe grille, now feature LED technology as standard.
Matrix LED technology is available for the first time on the RS 7 Sportback, with integrated
dynamic turn signals on the front and rear. The tail lights also have a new interior design. New to
the paint palette are the colours Floret silver, metallic; Glacier white, metallic; Mythos black,
metallic and Sepang blue, pearl effect.
In the elegant black interior, dominated by the RS sport seats, the designers have made judicious
changes to the instrument cluster, including the air outlet controls of the vent nozzles, the shift
paddles behind the steering wheel and the quattro emblem on the instrument panel. The standard
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch now uses the modular infotainment platform of the latest
generation; its highlight is an efficient graphics processor from Audi partner, Nvidia.
The EU6-compliant 4.0 TFSI engine in the revised Audi RS 7 Sportback provides the same
prodigious 560 PS, with a constant 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque at engine speeds between
1,750 and 5,500 rpm. The engine catapults the five-door coupé from 0 to 62mph in 3.9 seconds;
the optional dynamics packages allow top speeds of 174mph and 189mph respectively. On a
combined cycle however, the resonant V8 twin-turbo returns up to 29.7mpg, and emits
221 grams of CO2 per km. A key factor in this efficiency is the Cylinder on Demand (CoD)
system, which can shut down four cylinders during partial load operation.
An eight-speed tiptronic transmission tuned for optimum performance also features a tall
final gear to contribute to fuel efficiency. The might of the V8 engine is harnessed by the quattro
permanent all-wheel drive system and used to best effect by the standard Sports differential,
which apportions torque in precisely measured quantities between the rear wheels according to
RS adaptive air suspension is fitted as standard, together with adaptive damping, and is
controlled via the Audi drive select driving dynamics system. Audi offers the tauter RS sport
suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) as an alternative. A further option is
dynamic steering, which continuously varies the steering ratio for greater agility.
The revised Audi RS 7 Sportback is fitted with 20-inch forged lightweight alloy wheels as a
standard. Optional 21-inch cast aluminium wheels are available in three different colours. The
four internally ventilated brake discs have a weight-saving wave design. Alternatively carbon
fibre-ceramic discs are available as an option. Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) features a
Sport mode that can be deactivated altogether if required.
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