• (5.0) 3 reviews
  • Available Prices: $78,235–$102,639
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 18
  • Engine: 560-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2016 Audi RS 7

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Audi RS 7

What We Don't Like

  • Narrow cargo area
  • Mediocre visibility

Notable Features

  • High-performance variant of the S7
  • 560-hp, twin-turbo V-8 standard
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Torque-vectoring software, sport rear differential standard

2016 Audi RS 7 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The RS 7 is the ultimate statement in the A7 line, combining stunning looks inside and out with radical performance. It has a unique grille, bumpers and other exterior touches and uses a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 560 horsepower and 516 pounds-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard, and the RS 7 is capable of sprinting to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, according to Audi.
What’s Special

  • 20-inch wheels standard; 21-inch available
  • Adaptive rear spoiler
  • Available carbon fiber front spoiler, rear diffuser
  • Adaptive air suspension with lowered ride height
  • Available dynamic steering, suspension
  • Standard head-up display
  • Available aluminum and wood interior trim

Here's info on the regular A7:
The Audi A7 is a large four-door hatchback conceived along the same lines as BMW's 5 Series Gran Turismo. It combines a coupelike profile with the comfort of a sedan and the practicality of a station wagon, Audi says. The A7 slots between the A6 and A8 sedans in Audi's lineup, and competitors include the 5 Series GT and Porsche Panamera.

The A7 comes with a choice of a supercharged gas or turbocharged diesel V-6 engine, both with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Performance variants of the A7 are available as the S7 and RS 7, and are powered by turbocharged V-8 engines. 
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New for 2016
Horsepower on the gas V-6 increases to 333 from 310, and the city and highway fuel economy estimates each increase by 2 mpg to 20 and 30 mpg, respectively. Styling updates include a new front styling, grille and headlights, and new LED taillights and trapezoidal tailpipes integrated into the rear bumper. The Audi Connect communications system adds standard 4G LTE and an integrated Wi-Fi hot spot.
Significant Standard Features

  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Navigation system with Google Earth imagery
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 20-inch wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Bose surround-sound audio system
  • Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Head-up display
  • Adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning and prevention
  • Night vision with pedestrian and animal detection

The four-seat S7 is a performance variant of Audi's coupelike four-door hatchback, the A7. A 450-hp, twin-turbo V-8 is standard. The V-8 teams with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the car has all-wheel drive and a sport rear differential. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Porsche Panamera.
What’s Special

  • Sport rear differential
  • Adaptive air suspension with lowered ride height
  • Standard head-up display

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Fast, Practical, and Fun

by AJDEMAN from Pennsylvania on December 5, 2017

Where to start? I bought this after owning an A7 for several years, and haven't been disappointed. The performance is incredible and it sounds like a muscle car when you want it to. The dynamic mode ... Read Full Review

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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