The launch of the 2020 Audi RS7 gives petro heads a reason to rejoice, with an introductory price of Rs. 1.94 crore, the RS7 is much more expensive than the standard A7. But a quick spec-sheet glancing will give you goosebumps, especially if you are an AUDI fanboy. For instance, it gets a 600 hp mild-hybrid V8, the all-new RS7 can clock 0-100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds. Expect the deliveries of the RS7 in August. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. This then becomes Audi’s fourth model alongside – A6, A8L, and Q8 to be on sale this year.
The major takeaway of the new RS7 is definitely what lies under the hood. Powering the car is a 4.0 liter, twin-turbocharged V8, the engine comes paired with a 48 V mild hybrid system that produces a hefty 600 hp and 800 Nm of torque. Compared to the previous-gen RS7 the power is marginally lower but it makes up with the ample amount of torque, precisely 50 Nm more. Mated to an eight-speed automatic and with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system, the 4.0 liter V8 propels the car from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. If you opt for the dynamic package the top-speed is pushed to 280 km/h, and the Dynamic plus takes it up to 305 km/h. As standard, the new RS7 Sport back gets cylinder deactivation tech and adaptive air suspension. Optional extras include – carbon-ceramic brakes, all-wheel steering, and heads up display.
Audi has put in all efforts to give this new-gen RS7 a new identity. It has an aggressive face, a blacked-out single-frame grille with an RS-specific honeycomb finish, a redesigned bumper with larger air-intakes, and Matrix adaptive LED headlights. It sits lower than the standard A7 and is wider at the front and rear too. Wheel choices for the RS7 Sport back include standard 21-inch alloys, with 22-inch alloys available as an option. At the back, the LED taillights are linked by an LED light bar, there is an electronically operated rear spoiler that pops out at speeds over 100 km/h. There is a new rear bumper that incorporates oval tailpipes – a signature RS touch. Inside the cabin, the RS7 retains the basic layout of the second-gen A7. It is a dual touch screen setup and the Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster but adds a more sporting flavor with an RS spec flat-bottom steering wheel featuring aluminum paddle shifters, RS sport seats, and a healthy dose of Alcantara.