The North American International Auto Show in Detroit has once again proven to be a wonderful way to see into the future. The German automakers from Audi have officially presented the 2014 Audi RS7 Sportback, a true competition for the BMW M6 GranCoupé.
According to Audi, here’s an additional member to the RS family. The series will most definitely be joined by even more versions of Audis, like the future RS Q3. Performance-wise, the RS7 Sportback boasts a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 on gasoline, almost exactly like the one on the RS6 Avant, delivering a respectable 560 HP (412 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.
This engine is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission which sends the power to the AWD system pretty fast. The engine can further be upgraded by 1 cylinder. Fuel-consumption wise, the RS7 Sportback uses 24mpg US (28.8 mpg UK or 9.8 liters per 100 km).
Let’s also display some figures – the RS7 Sportback is able to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in just 3.9 seconds. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). If the customer with enough cash chooses the Dynamic Package, the top speed limiter will be raised at 280 km/h (174 mph). And there’s also a Dynamic Plus Package which raises the car’s maximum output for 190 mph (305 km/g).
Comfort wise, the clients will be provided with the chance to choose from either an adaptive suspension, which lowers the car by up to 0.8 inches, or a sports suspension plus with dynamic control. The 2014 Audi RS7 Sportback, as standard, runs on 20-inch wheels, 7 twin-spoke forged ones. They can be optionally replaced by a set of 21-inch rims in three different designs. If the pay check is still too low, thirsty customers can further order 16.5-inch carbon ceramic anthracite grey disc brakes.
The cabin is simply marvelous as well – the three-spoke steering wheel is finished in leather, the black-faced gauges features white scales and red needles, boost pressure indicator, oil temperature gauge and lap timer. In addition, the guys at Audi are currently thinking of some carbon fiber trim alongside black Alcantara and leather sport seats.