Four-door coupes like the Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz CLS and BMW Gran Coupe offer stylish, sleek styling a step above conventional sedans. Audi’s RS 7 is a beefed-up version of the A7/S7 with an additional 140 horsepower over the S7. With the RS 7, there’s currently a trio of super-sedan coupes — Mercedes CLS63 AMG and BMW M6 Gran Coupe — with added than 550 horsepower. Audi’s control as the all-wheel-drive leader might also be dispute in the super-sedan segment by the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLS 63AMG with standard all-wheel drive to battle wheel spin. Let the sport start.
With 560-hp, Audi says the RS 7 increase speed from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The standard Quattro all-wheel drive divides power 60% to the rear wheels and 40% to the front. Continue past 60 mph and you’ll find the RS 7’s electronically imperfect top speed of 155 mph — only on some models, however. A Dynamic Package raises the top speed to 174 mph and a Dynamic Package Plus smack it to 190 mph. Stopping the RS7 are 15.4-inch brakes up obverse with six-piston calipers; higher-performance carbon fiber ceramic brakes are obtainable and bump rotor size up to 16.5 inches.
When it’s time to turn corners, the RS 7 has two deferral choices. The standard air suspension lowers ride height by 20 millimeters and features adaptive dampening to alter the suspension’s answer to the road. As an alternative, a Sports Suspension plus Package uses harden springs in place of the air suspension and three-stage regulating dampeners.
The RS 7 balances performance and fuel economy among a cylinder deactivation system that shuts down four of the RS 7’s eight cylinders during medium-to-light load circumstances to save fuel. When all eight cylinders are firing throughout acceleration, the RS 7’s exhaust features switchable flaps in the fatigue for a fuller sound, Audi says. An elective sports exhaust system is also offered.
Other options include a Carbon Styling Package with a more bravely shaped front splitter and diffuser, side mirrors with uncovered carbon housings, all-LED headlights, a head-up display and console Package. Standard equipment includes RS sport seats with obvious side bolsters covered in Alcatraz replicated suede and leather (all leather is optional), xenon headlights, 20-inch wheels and navigation.