2018 Audi RS 7Change Vehicle
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From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Distinctive styling
- Interior materials
- Relative fuel efficiency
- Marginal sight lines
- Low seats
- Narrow cargo area
- Easily inflated sticker price
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto smartphone connectivity standard
- Supercharged V-6 engine standard
- Coupelike styling, hatchback versatility
- All-wheel drive standard
- 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot
- High-performance S7 and RS 7 models available
What it is: The Audi A7 is a large four-door hatchback. 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 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Porsche Panamera.
The A7 comes only with a supercharged gas V-6 engine. Performance variants of the A7 are available as the S7 and RS 7, both of which are powered by turbocharged V-8 engines.
The supercharged V-6's output is up slightly to 340 horsepower and LED ambient lighting is now standard. Prestige versions add a corner-view camera.
The four-seat S7 is a performance variant of Audi's coupelike four-door hatchback, the A7. A 450-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 is standard. The V-8 teams with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Porsche Panamera.
- Available sport rear differential
- Adaptive air suspension with lowered ride height
The RS 7 is the ultimate statement in the A7 line, combining stunning looks with radical performance. It has a unique grille, bumpers and other exterior touches, and it uses a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 560 hp 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.
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