2020 Audi RS7: A 591 HP Power House (Photos)
We present the new 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback to the world. The new RS7 is an aggressive powerful version of the standard S7. Simply put, it’s an S7 on steroids. The unique fact about the RS7 or S7 is that it is more practical and it features a full 5 seat configuration. This feature makes the RS7 a family high-performance Sportback. Audi describes the RS7 as a four-door high-performance coupé in the shape of a grand tourer.
The RS7 is blessed with a powerful V-8 engine. With a 591-hp 590-lb-ft 4.0-litre twin-turbo V-8, the car was developed to do 305 kph on the Autobahn. This translates to a 190-mph top speed with the Dynamic Plus package. The additional 40 hp and 74 lb-ft over the previous RS7’s powertrain should shoot the car from 0 to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds. 8-speed automatic transmission is standard along with a Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Its standard 21-inch wheels can be traded for 22-inches, the larger wheels will likely diminish its on-road comfort. Other standout options include rear-wheel steering and ceramic brakes for improved agility and enhanced stopping power.
The RS7 and its RS6 Avant station wagon sibling are the first RS models to employ hybrid technology. The cars borrow the same 48-volt system from the A8 luxury sedan, and the mild-hybrid tech also helps manage the car’s stop-start system. The acoustics were engineered to ensure the cabin is quiet at that speed. You hear the gorgeous tones as you accelerate, it quickly fades into the background, and the cockpit is quiet. For some regions, the exhaust will be louder and more pronounced, and it can be turned on and off.
The design language in the cockpit of the new Audi RS7 Sportback combines taut, sinewy surfaces with clearly defined contours. There is plenty of space for the driver and passenger. With the black-panelled architecture of the interior accomplishing a seamless transition to the futuristic user interface. Standard front sport seats have nice leather upholstery, it can be reskinned with upgraded leather and ventilated cushions. Its cargo area offers 19 cubic feet of space with the rear seats in use and 49 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
That aside, the RS7 benefits from Audi’s latest MMI (Multi-Media Interface) Touch Response infotainment, the dual-widescreen system that blends crisp graphics and snappy processing with well-laid-out menus and a high degree of customization. The fully digital MMI touch response control system can be operated as intuitively as a smartphone with touch and swipe gestures. Apple car play, Android auto are integrated into the MMI system.
Audi has fitted the RS7 with up to 30 driver assist. They are split into two packages: the Tour and the City. The Audi assist package plus integrates all both packages. There is adaptive cruise control, lane and parking assist. Audi ‘pre-sense basic and Audi pre-sense front safety systems are fitted as standard. They detect collision hazards all around the car and initiates targeted preventive measures, by maximizing braking, adjusting the seats or tightening the belts. Audi pre-sense front includes a warning and braking function for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
The Audi RS7 is a serious rival to the Porsche Panamera Turbo, Mercedes-Benz GT63s AMG and the BMW M850i gran coupe. This is a growing segment (4 door coupe) that the German automobile giants are exploiting. It is gaining serious momentum at a fast rate.