2016 Audi RS 7

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Audi RS 7 base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    18 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    560-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Exterior looks
  • Big, aggressive brakes
  • Impressive acceleration
  • Respectable gas mileage

The Bad

  • Narrow cargo area
  • Mediocre visibility
2016 Audi RS 7 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Audi RS 7

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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. 
(Skip to details on the: S7)

New for 2016
Horsepower on the gas V-6 increases to 333 from 310, and the city and highway fuel economy ...

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. 
(Skip to details on the: S7)

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

S7
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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What Drivers Are Saying

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Value For The Money
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Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Fast, Practical, and Fun

by AJDEMAN from Pennsylvania on December 6, 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

(5.0)

Drive like a Boss

by Holy Driver on September 10, 2017

one of the most powerful cars i've ever had...it's very comfortable and strong,at the beginning of 2017,i bought an R8.actually, Audi is a unique company...i love it so much. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Audi RS 7 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Audi RS 7 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Audi

Program Benefits

Comprehensive 300+ point dealer inspection, 24/7 roadside assistance including towing and trip interruption reimbursement, up to 6 yr/100k mile Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty coverage, transferability of the Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty to a subsequent private owner, and CARFAX® Vehicle History Report.

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / 100,000 miles

    Up to 6 yr/100k mile from the original in-service date plus balance of New Vehicle Corrosion Perforation Warranty (12 years), plus the balance of no- charge scheduled maintenance for the remainder of the New Vehicle limited warranty ($85 deductible), Return/Exchange policy may vary.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 300+ point inspection.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The RS 7 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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