The New Audi RS7 Sportback: beauty and a beast

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​Audi has unveiled its new RS 7 Sportback at the Frankfurt Motor Show. More power (600PS at 800Nm) meets greater practicality and improved efficiency in the second generation model, which for the first time houses five seats and a mild hybrid drivetrain within its significantly broadened body.

The RS 7 Sportback will be available in the UK in its standard and top tier Vorsprung trims, and is set to reach its first customers in early 2020.

V8 power

The 4.0 TFSI in the new Audi RS 7 Sportback produces 600PS and delivers 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque within a broad range from 2,100 to 4,500 rpm. The high-performance Sportback will sprint from 0 to 62mph in only 3.6 seconds and reach V-max at an electronically limited 155mph.

RS 7 Sportback highlights

  • Broad flat Singleframe front with no contrasting border, and radiator protective grille with gloss black RS-specific three-dimensional honeycomb structure and large front air inlets and vertical fins
  • Two large, oval chrome-finish tailpipes beneath an RS-specific bumper with rear diffuser and gloss black detailing
  • Spoiler extends from the tailgate at speeds of 62mph and above
  • Special RS displays use the Audi virtual cockpit to provide details of tyre pressure, torque, performance, oil temperature, boost pressure, lap times, acceleration, and g-forces
  • RS sports seats upholstered with perforated Valcona leather featuring a honeycomb pattern and RS embossing are standard
  • Fully perforated RS sport leather steering wheel with new large RS aluminium shift paddles and multifunction p buttons, including RS MODE button (opens the RS-specific displays on the Audi virtual cockpit)
  • Three split rear seats, which when folded down offer up to 1,390 litres of luggage space (535 litres with the seats up)
  • 48-volt mild hybrid system (MHEV) combined with cylinder on demand technology for maximum performance and efficiency
  • Standard eight-speed tiptronic transmission and Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system
  • RS specific adaptive air suspension with controlled damping, automatic levelling and three drive modes
  • Audi drive select dynamic handling system with six profiles: comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and the customisable RS-specific RS1 and RS 2 modes (which can be enabled directly by the RS MODE button on the steering wheel)
  • 21-inch cast aluminium wheels with a 10-spoke star design and 275/35 tyres fitted as standard (22-inch 5 V-spoke design with 285/30 tyres on Vorsprung models)
  • Powerful RS brake system featuring internally ventilated and perforated brake discs measuring 420 millimetres upfront and 370 millimetres at the rear
  • Thirteen standard exterior paint finishes, including two RS-specific shades of Nardo grey and Sebring black, crystal effect, and five matt effect paint finishes