2020 Audi RS7 Sportback launched
Fans of fast four-doors in India have cause to rejoice – today’s launch of the 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback, priced at Rs 1.94 crore (ex-showroom, pan-India). Next to the A6, A8 L, and Q8, this second-generation RS7 Sportback joins the line-up of Audi India as its fourth model currently on sale.
The latest generation RS7 ‘s highlight is obviously what lies under its hood – a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 (paired with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system) that produces a powerful torque of 600hp and 800Nm. The power figure is slightly lower than the 605hp of the previous-gen RS7 Performance but a notable 50Nm torque is up.
Equipped with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive feature, the 4.0-liter V8 will take the RS7 Sportback in just 3.6 seconds from 0-100 km/h to a top speed of 250 km/h electronically restricted.
The Dynamic Package option brings the top speed up to 280kph and Dynamic Plus takes it up to 305kph. The new RS7 Sportback offers cylinder deactivation technology and active air suspension as standard, while carbon-ceramic brakes, all-wheel steering, and heads-up display are optional extras.
To give the second-gen RS7 Sportback an image of its own, Audi pulled out all the stops. It has an aggressive profile – a single-frame blackout grille with an RS-specific honeycomb finish, a revised bumper with wider air intakes, and Matrix adaptive LED headlamps.
It sits below the regular A7 and has both wider front and rear tracks. The 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback wheel options include standard 21-inch alloys, with optionally available 22-inch wheels. At the back, the LED taillights are connected by an LED light bar; there is an electronically controlled spoiler that pops up at speeds over 100kph, and a new rear bumper that integrates oval tailpipes – a signature RS touch.
Interior-wise, the RS7 maintains the second-generation A7 standard configuration with dual-touch screen design and the Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster but introduces a more athletic feel with a flat-bottom RS-spec steering wheel featuring aluminum paddle shifters, RS sport seats, and a protective Alcantara cover.
The 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback costs Rs 39 lakh more at this price than the BMW M5, which also provides 600-plus-horsepower, all-wheel drive, and a 0-100kph sub-4-second time. Whereas the AMG E63 is no longer listed on the India website of Mercedes-Benz.
High-performance luxury sedan buyers are a little spoiled for options.
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