2020 Audi RS7 Sportback
The new-gen Audi RS7 Sportback is based in the second-generation Audi A7, and it is built on the Volkswagen Group's MLB Evo platform. The new RS7 Sportback is powered by a turbocharged V8 petrol engine.
The new Audi RS7 Sportback sits low to the ground, while the flared wheel arches emphasize the sporty nature of the high-performance Sportcoupe. Also, the profile is dominated by a set of large 21-wheels, adding to its aggressive stance.
Up front, the new RS7 Sportback features a broad, flat Singleframe grille with no contrasting border. The honeycomb pattern and the distinctive air inlets add to the aggressive styling, while the RS-specific sills with black inserts emphasise the pronounced forward thrust.
The rear end has a sweeping spoiler lip and a strip of lights linking the main taillights, which are equipped with dynamic turn signal lights. At a speed of 100 kmph, a spoiler will extend from the tailgate, for that much needed downforce.
The new Audi RS7 Sportback also comes with the RS exhaust system, with a large, chrome-colored oval tailpipe on each side, positioned beneath the RS-specific bumper which also houses the sporty rear diffuser.
The Audi RS7 Sportback comes with full-LED headlights as standard, but customers can also opt for RS specific HD matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light, dark bezels.
The Audi RS7 Sportback is also noticeably wider now at 1,950 mm, stretching an additional 24 mm over the Audi A7. The car is also longer by 40 mm compared to the A7 sedan
On the inside, the Audi RS7 will be loaded with new-age interiors featuring dual touchscreen display on the dashboard, heated RS seats, flat bottom multi-functional steering wheel, multi-zone automatic climate control and more.
The RS7 Sportback also comes with RS sport seats with a rhombus pattern and RS lettering embossing, all as standard. An even sportier option is available in the form of RS sport seats covered with perforated Valcona leather, featuring a honeycomb pattern and RS embossing.
The upper MMI touch response display of the RS7 Sportback offers a diverse array of infotainment options, like Audi Connect, navigation and a lot more, while the lower display offers climate controls.
At 535 litre, the boot of the Audi RS7 Sportback is already quite vast, but what's interesting is that it can be further expanded to 1,390 litre with the rear seats folded.
The new RS7 will be powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine with direct fuel injection. Transmission duties handled by an 8-speed automatic gearbox, sending power to all the four wheels via the quattro AWD.
The RS7 Sportback's V8 engine is capable of producing 591 bhp and a peak torque of 800 Nm. The four-door coupe can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.6 seconds, before reaching the electrically limited top speed of 250 kmph, which can be extended to 280 kmph with the dynamic package.
The Audi RS7 Sportback will compete with the likes of the Porsche Panamera 4 and the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe in India.