2015 AUDI RS7 REVEALED
As with its underlings, the lordly RS 7 gets a light makeover that both brings it in-line with the latest Audi offerings and subtly pushes the brand’s design formula forward.
There’s reshaped headlights at the front and refreshed lights at the rear, with both gaining a new design to Audi’s ‘ribbon’ LED daytime lights.
Audi’s strong new grille design dominates the face of the revised RS 7, joining the A7 and S7 twins and a number of other new Audi offerings in taking on a bolder look.
Exterior styling is otherwise unchanged however, with the bumpers at both ends largely carrying over untouched from the 2014 model year.
Likewise, the big four-door coupe’s cabin is familiar fare, although Audi highlights a revised instrument cluster, along with updated air outlet controls and shift paddles.
The standard ‘MMI navigation plus’ system with ‘MMI touch’ now uses the modular infotainment platform of the latest generation; gaining a new graphics processor from tech partner Nvidia.
The mechanical package is also largely unchanged for 2015, with the outgoing model’s 4.0 TFSI V8 carrying over with the same (very agreeable) 412kW and 700Nm figures.
That means a 0-100km/h time of 3.9 seconds (little to complain about there), and official top speeds vary from 280km/h to 305km/h depending on the option boxes ticked.
Audi’s eight-speed tiptronic dual-clutch auto is also featured, sending power to the company’s quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Fuel consumption in the European market is listed at 9.5 l/100km, down from 9.8 l/100km with the outgoing model.
The updated 2015 RS 7 goes on sale in Europe in the third quarter of 2014, with an Australian debut scheduled to occur sometime by the middle of next year.