605 Horsepower Audi RS 7 Performance Launched At Rs 1.59 Crore
The performance sportback completes the 0-100kmph run in just 3.7 seconds!
Audi's have always exuded visual finesse and compromise is something it has never exhibited with any of its models. Practically packed with every possible feature, their Audi RS7 Sportback is what one looks for possessing. There are many ways to let people know what the company has made and surely this vehicle stands out distinctively. As an added advantage, a lot of optional features are offered that allows the buyers to configure this swish car as they like. Most part of the built is molded in hybrid steel aluminum making the body lighter than its other versions and therefore with this ultra weight technology, it has a greater mileage. It is equipped with a standard RS adaptive air suspension that results in a better performance and this 4 wheel drive based vehicle has shock absorbers that dedicate themselves to handle the roads on your behalf. From the cozy leather seating to the advanced instrument panel with functions that does most of the job for you, these performers hit right into the eyes seeking your attention. The comfort features are all a luxury car's priority is, and sure enough this variant knows that pretty well and has dressed itself with all that is expected of.
Though the profile has been changed by draping it with numerous elements, the face stays the same. The bumpers are in body color, which are fitted with flaps and furthermore they have large side air intakes that additionally help in cooling the engine. Additionally to improve the car's aerodynamic properties, the bumpers are inserted with a high gloss black diffuser. The front fascia is occupied by the wide and loud grid, which is in high gloss black honeycomb based design that is layered in chrome finish. And the side profile has rear view mirror housings as well as the strips that go along the fine edges highlighting the rich design in matte aluminum. The exterior mirrors are heated and electrically folded as well as adjustable along with dimming and memory function. Then the tornado line on the sides work their way for aerodynamics and has widened sills that look unique. The lighting and signaling devices include the front end LED headlights, while the rear end too has been fitted with darkened LED lights. It is integrated with tailpipe trims that transform the look of the car from the rear view. The slide and tilt sunroof with tinted single glazed safety glass helps in keeping the cabin cool under all conditions. The dual branch RS Sports exhaust system adds to the stylish look. It also has a high beam assist that gives its driver more control. The rich look of this variant is supported by the forged aluminum alloy wheels of 7-twin spoke design with a machine polish along with 275/35 R20 sized tyres.
The company's obsession to be perfect reflects in the interiors that were given a lot of attention to every little detail. The seats are cushy and covered with alcantara leather with diamond stitching and also has the RS7 logo. The heads up display spreads on the windshield and gives all the possible assistance for navigating. A rear view camera helps in cornering and adjusting the vehicle while parking. An alert notification by Audi side assist system helps in acknowledging the unnoticed vehicles. Furthermore, The whole interior looks stunning and feels luxurious with sharp and custom designed parts. Starting with the fabrications, there is a multifunctional sports steering wheel, which is enabled with gears that can be changed manually and is covered with leather. The multimedia interface has touch screen capacity that makes the functions to be handled effortlessly. The inside rear view mirror is provided with an automatically dimming mechanism. There is ample lighting in the cabin along with a package of multiple light functions. To compliment the look, even the pedals are layered in aluminum. The door openers are in a double-bar design and the inlays are a mix of carbon and fibre. The rear seats are provided as two separate seats that could stand as a like factor for those who are specifically expecting such a feature.
Engine and Performance:
The Extraordinary deliverance of performance of this Audi RS7 has its origin from a 4.0-litre TFSI based 8-cylindered engine with a displacement capacity of 3993cc. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 553bhp at 5700-6600rpm and a maximum torque of 700Nm between 1750-5500rpm. The 8-speed tiptronic gear box automatically adjusts the transmission and has a wide ratio spread that makes the drive flexible. Its start stop system and recuperation makes it in compliance with the EU5 emission standards.
Braking and Handling:
With audi drive select the vehicle's character can be modified anytime at the push of a button. The range of components and systems can be configured and customised as per one's preference. It has a high performance brake system that consists of anti-lock brake system, electronic brake force distribution and electronic stabilisation control with brake assist. The front and rear aluminium wheels are fitted with carbon-fibre reinforced ceramic brake discs to aluminium brake disc chambers. To match the style of the body, the high gloss anthracite painted brake calipers bear the audi ceramic logo. The front and rear axles have aluminium components. The front axle is fitted with brake discs of 420mm diameter. An option of RS sports suspension plus with dynamic ride contro (DRC) is offered. Additionally, an optional ceramic brake can be fitted.
Fully loaded with comfort features, this Sportback has been generous in providing all that one could ask for in a cabin on wheels. The cruise control with speed limit function helps immensely in giving a better drive control, while its display can be seen on the instrument cluster. The 4-way lumbar support to the seating is a blessing for the occupants. The driver information system is offered in a color display. Then, there is the 4-zone automatic air conditioning unit that gives an advanced regulation to the cabin temperature. The radio remote control adds to the list of automated functions. The parking job is made flawless by aiding with a rear view camera and a parking brake auto release function. The handling is made better by offering a responsive power steering wheel that can be adjusted. The infotainment section consists of an MMI that supports advanced navigation system as well. The Audi music interface along with Bose surround sound distributes the audio evenly and has a fantastic deliverance of sound. There is Bluetooth connectivity available and also a heads up display, which shows up on the windscreen. As a standard feature, there is an Audi pre sense display that helps in alerting or adjusting to all the calculated possible risks.
The lightweight built with aluminum reduces the impact of the vehicle for any intrusion and collision and therefore serves as a major safety aspect offered in this Audi RS7 Sportback. Equipped with ABS, EBD and ESC with brake assist, this variant is standing parallel to the latest technology available. There are full size airbags and rear side air bags ensuring the protection of all the occupants. The ISOFIX child seat mounting helps in keeping the child safe, while the driver can concentrate on the road ahead. The tyre pressure monitoring alerts, whenever the tyre pressure is less in any of the tyres. Additionally, a full size spare wheel is provided too in the boot compartment. To tow away any theft related worries, there is an anti theft alarm equipped in this fully loaded vehicle. The Audi exclusive seat belts are offered in different colors that can be chosen by preference. There is an anti slip regulation that helps in the car's stability. Furthermore, there are additional elements like a first aid kit. The standard quattro torque distribution also aids in better handling.
1. Made of aluminum based light weight metal, helps in reducing fuel consumption.
2. Incredible all round performance by the powerful engine.
1. Ground clearance is very less.
2. Cost of spares and maintenance is on the higher side.
The performance sportback completes the 0-100kmph run in just 3.7 seconds!
Audi India has launched the updated version of its performance saloon RS 7 at a whooping price tag of Rs 1.40 Crore (Ex-Showroom Mumbai). The 2015 Audi RS7 features redesigned bumper, new honeycombed single-frame grille with Quattro badging and updated LED headlamps with an option of Matrix LED, which is also used in luxury A8 saloon. The updated saloon is around 12 lac dearer than the outgoing model.
Audi India will launch the facelifted version of its performance saloon RS7 on May 11, 2015. The Ingolstadt based manufacturer announced the arrival of updated saloon in June 2014 for International markets and it took almost a year to introduce it in India. The updated Audi RS7 gets redesigned bumper, new honeycombed single-frame grille with Quattro badging and updated LED headlamps with an option of Matrix LED which is also used in luxury A8 saloon.
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