Overview the audi rs7 is a large mouth high-performance hatchback sedan with swollen fenders and a spacious interior that’s chock-full of the luxuries and high-tech gear you’d expect in a super sedan a 591 horsepower twin turbocharged v8 bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission supplies the thrills with the help of standard all-wheel drive the rs7 is

Nearly 5000 pounds but thanks to its rear-wheel steering system and superb suspension it feels surprisingly nimble for its size if this much horsepower is too much horsepower there’s always the 444 horsepower s7 which we review separately the rs7 is supremely comfortable and even extra practical thanks to its hatchback body style but while the rs7’s swiftness

Puts it in league with such mega sedans as the bmw m5 competition and cadillac ct5v black when the experience behind the wheel is less visceral than in the big bimmer or killercaddy.what’s new for 2023 audi doesn’t make any significant changes to the 2023 or s7 but remote park assist plus and black dynamica headliner are now included in the optional executive makes this easy because there’s only one rs7 to choose from and it comes extremely well equipped with things such as all-wheel drive four-wheel steering and an adjustable air suspension system for maximum madness consider the black optics package which adds dark and exterior trim and giant 22-inch wheels with summer performance tires to unlock the

V8s best soundtrack we’d also opt for the sport exhaust engine transmission and performance power comes from a brilliant twin-turbo 4.0 liter v8 that pairs with a 48-volt hybrid system eight-speed automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive all this tech makes the rs7 heavier than the last generation model which made as much as 605 horsepower still with

591 horses and 590 pound-feet of torque the rs7 we tested rocketed to 60 miles per hour in just 3.0 seconds want a slightly stronger dose of holy st acceleration try the 617 horsepower bmw m5 competition it reaches 60 miles per hour in 2.8 ticks the rs7 rides on an air suspension with adaptive settings for varying levels of stiffness however it felt refined

Regardless of the drive mode even rolling on our tester’s 22-inch rims 21s are standard it’s also rewarding to bend into corners thanks to the poised chassis and the added agility of its standard rear-wheel steering system crazy quick and unerringly comfortable are accurate descriptors of its driving personality despite not opting for the carbon ceramic brakes

Which allow its top speed to be increased from 155 to 190 miles per hour the standard stoppers hauled our nearly 5 000 pound four-door down from 70 miles per hour in an impressive 151 feet fuel economy and real world mpg the powerful albeit thirsty rs-7 is rated 15 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway by the epa we ran it on our 75

Mile per hour highway fuel economy route which is part of our extensive testing regimen and it returned 23 miles per gallon in the real world for more information about the rs7’s fuel economy visit the epa’s website interior comfort and cargo while the rs model shares an interior design and passenger space with the regular a7 it also has some exclusive details

And intriguing options of course the sturdy build quality and upscale materials are immediately recognizable still the rs7’s cabin is adorned with trim specific logos and other unique accents the standard front sport seats have nice leather upholstery but can be re-skinned with upgraded leather and ventilated cushions its back seat can fit two or three people

Depending on the chosen seat configuration and its cargo area offers 19 cubic feet of space with the rear seats in use and 49 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.infotainment and connectivity every rs7 is equipped with a snazzy infotainment system that operates via two touchscreens that seamlessly blend into the upper dashboard and flowing center console

Unfortunately the climate controls and other settings that must be manipulated through the lower screen can pull the driver’s eyes off of the road to avoid this distraction audi’s voice recognition software comes in handy along with the robust navigation system that appears in the upper screen and that can be expanded in the fully digital gauge cluster the rs7

Comes with standard apple carplay android auto wireless charging and a subscription-based wi-fi hotspot the top option is a pricey bang and olympson stereo that pumps 18 20 watts through 19 speakers

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