February 5, 2014: Audi launched the ready to buy version of the RS7 at the Auto Expo, Delhi. The RS7 shares the platform with the Audi A3. Priced at 1.29 crores, the vehicle boasts to be a performance maniac like the Audi A7 luxury car. The RS7 features a 4.0 litre TFSI twin turbo V8 powertrain. The pickup of the vehicle is a mere 3.9 seconds to reach 100 kmph. Main competitors include BMW M5, Merccedes Benz E63 AMG.
Audi India has an array of stylish vehicles in its fleet including the RS7 Sportback. This model is a sporty version of its sibling A7, but it is equipped with a powerful 4.0-litre TFSI petrol engine. This mill can produce a commanding power of 552.5bhp along with a torque output of 700Nm. This engine is incorporated with an advanced Audi cylinder-on-demand technology, which helps to reduce the carbon emission while improving its fuel efficiency. It is arguably one of the most stylish vehicle in its segment, thanks to its sportback body structure and signature LED lighting setup all-over. It has an aggressive front facade featuring hexagonal radiator grille with honeycomb mesh and dark tinted headlight cluster, which makes it look extremely stylish. However, the most attractive aspect of this vehicle is its internal cabin, thanks to its all-black color scheme. Its dashboard is fitted with a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel, which is accompanied by shift paddles along with multi-functional switches. This model is incorporated with top-notch features like a camera-based speed limit display, RS adaptive air suspension and parking assist with display of surroundings. The automaker has also integrated night vision assistant function featuring a thermal imaging camera, which highlights the detected pedestrians on infotainment screen to improve safety. Furthermore, this Audi RS7 Sportback is also bestowed with a Head-up display that projects the required information from the driver assistance system and enhances the convenience. The automaker is offering Bose Surround sound system as a standard fitment, while providing Bang and Olufsen audio system as optional. In addition to these, it also has preparation for rear seat entertainment with pre-installed mounts and wiring for integration of a touchscreen display along with a DVD player. As far as its safety aspects are concerned, this vehicle is incorporated with aspects like electronic regulation of top speed, brake energy recuperation and an advanced ABS with anti slip regulation. It has lightweight aluminum material based on a hybrid construction method. It is available with an impressive 12-year guarantee against rust perforation. On the other hand, it is also available with a standard warranty for a period of 2-years, without any limitation to its mileage. At present, it is competing with the likes of Mercedes Benz CLS Class and BMW M6 Gran Coupe in the Indian automobile market.
This Audi RS7 has a breathtaking body design featuring sporty exterior features all over. However, the signature LED lights are its main attraction, as it gives it a ultra-modern look. Its front facade is fitted with a black-tinted headlight cluster that houses xenon plus lamps along with daytime running lights and turn blinkers. It flanks a stylish hexagonal shaped radiator grille, which has Matte-black perforated mesh and a thick chrome surround. Furthermore, it is embedded with iconic company's insignia, which adds to its elegance. The front body colored bumper has a diffuser and an integrated spoiler, which gives it a sporty appeal. Its side profile looks absolutely stunning, thanks to its sportback structure and sleek window frame. Its wheel arches are well carved and are fitted with a set of stylish 7-spoke design alloy wheels. On the other hand, its B pillars are done up in high-gloss black while the window sills are garnished in chrome. This vehicle also has body colored door handles and outside mirrors with integrated turn blinkers. The most attractive aspect about its exteriors is the rear profile owing to its taillight cluster. It houses all LED lights including brake lamps, turn indicators and courtesy lights, which dazzles the rear profile. Its boot lid is integrated with a spoiler and is decorated with a lot of chrome inserts along with exclusive RS7 badge. Like the front bumper, its rear one too houses a diffuser along with a protective guard. Furthermore, it also has a pair of oval shaped tail pipes, which gives a dynamic stance to the rear profile.
This luxury Sportback has a total length of 5012mm and an overall height of just 1419mm. It has an impressive width of 1911mm (excluding wing mirrors) whereas its ground clearance measures at just 109mm. However, it is built with a total wheelbase of 2915mm, which adds to the cabin space.
The plush interiors are undoubtedly one of the best part of this vehicle. It is blessed with a roomy cabin that provides ample seating for its occupants. There are a lot of sophisticated aspects available inside that turn out useful for the passengers during their journey. To begin with the seats, they are wide, well cushioned and covered with Alcantara leather upholstery with diamond patterned stitching. There is also the RS7 logo embossed on the front seat backrests. Meanwhile, the buyers can also opt for the Audi exclusive Valcona and Milano leather upholstery in different colors. There are high quality plastic, wood and leather materials used inside that further adds to its classiness. There are electrically adjustable front seats with 4-way lumbar support along with memory function to the driver's seat. While the rear seats include head restraints and has 40:60 split folding function, which is quite useful for bringing in more luggage. The company offers it with different interior color schemes for the customers to choose from. It has a smooth dashboard that is elegantly designed and includes wooden inserts, which gives it a rich look. It houses a number of equipments like a center console and an instrument cluster that has various functions. There is a three spoke steering wheel that is mounted with call as well as audio controls along with gear shift paddles. The door handles and air vents are garnished with chrome, which is further complimented by ambient lighting. The multi-functional steering wheel and the gear shift knob are further covered with perforated leather with decorative stitching on it. In addition to these, it has an advanced air conditioning unit that cools the cabin quickly and a driver information system that adds to the convenience. The dashboard also includes a lockable glove box compartment that is good enough for placing small things. It has storage compartments under front seats, door trims including bottle holder along with storage net on the back of the front seat backrests. There is a 12V power socket available in the rear using which, mobile phones and other devices can be charged. Besides these, it includes many utility based aspects like bag hooks, cup holders in center console, Audi exclusive carpet and floor mats, cigarette lighter, ashtray, foot rest, assist grips, interior mirror with automatic anti-glare action and various other such features.
This Audi RS7 Sportback is offered with a wide range of comfort features that can help in giving an enjoyable driving experience to its occupants. There is a driver information system available with a high resolution 7-inch TFT color display and this can be operated by a multi functional steering wheel. It includes a trip computer, digital speedometer as well as outside temperature display. The Audi music interface is another aspect that provides connectivity to Apple iPod, USB storage media and MP3 players as well. Whereas, the advanced BOSE surround sound system with 14 loudspeakers further enhances the sound quality. The cabin is blessed with a comfortable seating arrangement, wherein the front seats are electrically adjustable and includes lumbar support. Besides these, it has preparation for rear seat entertainment, which further adds to their convenience. The Audi pre-sense basic system is a useful aspect that activates some security measures in different driving situations. There is a four zone deluxe automatic air conditioning unit installed in the cabin that regulates the temperature inside, while creating a pleasant ambiance. It also has a digital display for climate control in the rear with separate temperature and blower settings. There is center armrest available at front with storage compartment, while the rear foldable seat include two L-shaped head restraints. It also has cruise control system that maintains the speed of above 30 Kmph, while the set speed is displayed on driver information system. On the other hand, this vehicle comes with a tilt and slide electric sunroof that is made of a tinted single glazed safety glass. The front and rear view cameras provide good assistance to the driver for parking it easily. There are front sun visors available with illuminated vanity mirrors, while the outside rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable. The rear windscreen as well as windows have electrical sun blinds and there is a remote control key for opening and closing of luggage compartment lid. It has the start/stop button present in the center console using which, the engine can be started and switched off easily. Apart from these, it also includes parking aid plus, radio remote control, power windows, dynamic steering, auto release function, foot well lights and many other such features, which enhances the comfort level of its passengers.
This vehicle is blessed with a roomy internal section that can accommodate five people, while offering them with a comfortable driving experience. There is sufficient headroom of 1028mm available at front, while it is 944mm at rear, which is a bit less. It offers ample legroom to its occupants owing to its large wheelbase. The shoulder room offered at front is 1452mm, which comes down to 1421mm at rear. Moreover, the elbow room at front and rear comes to 1525mm and 1490mm respectively. This vehicle is incorporated with a centrally mounted fuel tank that is capable of holding around 75 litres of petrol in it. Meanwhile, it has the boot compartment of 535 litres, which is good enough for placing a lot of luggage. This space can be further increased up to 1390 litres by folding the rear seat.
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The automaker has paired this power plant with a sophisticated 8-speed tiptronic automaker transmission gearbox. This helps the vehicle to achieve an electronically regulated top speed of 250 Kmph, which is impressive. At the same time, it can break the 100 Kmph speed barrier from a standstill in mere 3.9 seconds.
This model series is incorporated with a powerful 4.0-litre, V8 petrol engine that is capable of displacing 3993cc. It has eight cylinders that are fitted with 32 valves. This turbocharged mill is compliant with EU5 emission standards and integrated with direct fuel injection system. It is skillfully paired with an efficient eight speed tiptronic automatic transmission gearbox that helps in easier gear shifts. This motor can churn out a maximum power of 552.5bhp in the range of 5700 to 6600rpm. Whereas it can generate a peak torque output of 700Nm that ranges between 1750 to 5500rpm, which is simply remarkable considering the Indian road and traffic conditions.
Its TFSI petrol engine is incorporated with a direct fuel injection technology. This mill is capable of producing a maximum mileage of 13.3 Kmpl on expressways, while delivering a minimum of 7.19 kmpl on city roads.
This V8 petrol engine is incorporated with a cylinder-on demand technology, which switches four of its cylinders if required. It is also incorporated with a turbocharger, which helps it to unleash a maximum power of 552.5bhp and a hammering torque of 700Nm.
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The car maker has bestowed this Audi RS7 with an Audi music interface that provides connectivity to fourth generation and higher Apple iPods, iPhone, USB storage media as well as MP3 players. It is present in the center console and operated through the multifunction steering wheel. There is also Bluetooth interface that enables hands free calls as well as audio streaming. This vehicle also comes with a driver information system that has high resolution 7-inch TFT color display. Another interesting aspect is the BOSE surround sound system that has 14 loudspeakers including a center speaker in the dashboard. It also includes 12-channel amplifier with over 600 watts, subwoofer and audio pilot for noise-dependent volume adjustment. The MMI navigation plus includes a hard disc with topographical map display and sightseeing information in 3D. The multimedia interface is blessed with a high resolution 8-inch color display. Furthermore, it includes rear seat entertainment package, MMI radio plus, voice control system, two SDHC card readers and an adapter cable set for Audi music interface.
The manufacturer has incorporated Audi RS7 with 19 inch diagonally split high performance braking system. There are a robust set of ventilated disc brakes fitted to its front as well as rear wheels along with six piston fixed calipers that have the RS logo. Meanwhile, the 20 inch ceramic brake and high gloss red finished front calipers are offered as optional features. It also includes anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution as well as brake assist, which further improves this mechanism. Whereas, its adaptive air suspension combined with damper system offers high agility and keeps it well balanced at all times. The front axle is assembled with a five link type of system, while the rear one is affixed with self tracking trapezoidal link. Furthermore, it includes springs as well as tubular stabilizers that helps it deal with jerks caused on uneven roads. It is blessed with a rack and pinion based electromechanical power assisted steering system with speed dependent power assistance. The dynamic steering system enhances comfort and handling by regulating steering as per the driving situations.
The availability of a lot of protective features in this sportback makes it one of the safest vehicles in the market. It includes night vision assistance with an integrated thermal imaging camera. This feature helps in extending the driver's range of visibility, which turns out quite useful when driving at night. The parking system plus assists the driver to park or maneuver the vehicle safely in limited spaces. With visual and acoustic signals on the MMI display, it indicates the obstacles, which are measured by ultrasonic sensors that are concealed in the bumpers. It comes with the hold assist system that keeps it still once it has stopped on normal uphill and downhill gradients. With the help of Audi Drive Select, the characteristics of some technical components can be adjusted. These include engine, accelerator and gear shift, adaptive air suspension and power steering. It has electronic stabilization control that offers better stability at all speeds and enables easy handling. The start-stop system is useful for reducing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by switching off the engine in stationary phases. The electronic differential lock functions by braking the wheels automatically on surfaces that are quite slippery. There is also anti-slip regulation program that restricts the power to any wheel that has lost traction. The anti-lock braking system prevents the wheels from locking in the event of sudden braking. This helps the driver to steer and control it, while avoiding a collision with other vehicles. There are full size front airbags available along with deactivation switch for front passenger airbag. It also has head airbag system as well as front side airbags that are integrated into the seat backrests. On the other hand, it is bestowed with anti-theft alarm system that protects the vehicle from theft. It thoroughly monitors the boot compartment, engine, doors and interiors as well through innovative systems like tilt and ultrasonic sensors. Another important aspect is its galvanized body structure with front and rear crumple zones that reduces impact in case of corrosion. Moreover, the doors are integrated with aluminum impact protection bars that add to the safety quotient. It has electric child proof locks on the rear doors and windows with controls available on the driver's door armrest. The integrated head restraint system minimizes the chances of whiplash injury when the rear end collision takes place. There are three point inertia reel seat belts with adaptive belt force limiters and tensioners. It has tyre pressure monitoring system that monitors the air pressure in tyres, which is displayed on the MMI system. This stunning sportback also includes front and rear view cameras, first aid kit, warning triangle, safety steering column, ISOFIX child seat mounting for the front passenger seat and battery energy management, which enhances the level of security.
The wheel arches of this stylish sportback are equipped with seven twin-spoke design, 9 J x 20 inch forged aluminum wheels with high gloss turned finish. These are covered with radial tubeless tyres of size 275/35 R20 that ensure an excellent grip on roads. There is also a full size spare wheel affixed in the luggage compartment along with all other tools, which are required for changing a flat tyre. On the other hand, the Audi exclusive cast aluminum 9 J x 21 inch alloy wheels with five spoke blade design is also available as an optional feature. The customers can also opt for them in matte titanium finish. These rims are equipped with high performance 275/30 R21sized radial tubeless tyres.
1. Tilt and sliding sun roof is a plus point.
2. Availability of navigation system and Audi Drive Select.
3. Plush interiors with many advanced aspects.
4. Numerous safety features enhances security.
5. Petrol engine delivers excellent performance.
1. Expensive price tag is a big minus.
2. Very few service stations is a disadvantage.
3. Rear seat headroom needs to improve.
4. Maintenance cost is quite higher.
5. Mileage is not as good as its competitors.
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A driverless car reaches a speed of 140mph (241kmph). Yes, you heard it right. Audi with its RS7 Piloted Driving Concept achieved another milestone in its Piloted Driving Concept with car clinching a spectacular feat. What started as TT concept on the Bonneville salt lake achieved a new level at Hockenheimring racetrack on 19th October 2014.
Finally Audi has revealed the details of its world’s sportiest Audi RS 7 piloted driving car. Without a driver, the car will demonstrate its dynamic potential and driving capabilities at Hockenheimring on October 19, 2014.
Audi RS 7 Sportback - 'Piloted Driving Concept' will do driverless rounds on the asphalt of Germany’s Hockenheim circuit. Audi will stream the Audi RS 7 doing piloted rounds on the live circuit and this demonstration will show company's development in piloted driving technology. Audi says that the expected stats are – a lap time of two minutes and the vehicle is set to hit close to 150mph (approximately 240kmph) and all this without a driver!