Friday, March 31, 2023

Audi RS 7


  • Twin-turbocharged petrol V8
  • Power output= 553bhp
  • Torque=700Nm
  • Audi’s drive select offerings- comfort, dynamic, Individual, Automatic modes
  • 21inch rims
  • 8 speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive

What is it?

The sporty, tech-savvy Audi RS 7 is an addition to Audi’s fast growing ‘Renn Sport’ category.  With the sleek styling like that of the A7 and the same power output of 552bhp as that of the S6, the RS 7 makes one of the most impressive machines made by the German giants.

Worth mention- BMW launched its 552bhp V8 four door coupe in the M6 just a couple of months back, and now we have Audi having its own 552bhp V8, makes sense, right?

RS7 to put it in technical terms without going into much detail is a four door, four seater hatchback with twin-turbocharged 4-litre eight speed automatic transmission.

A point to consider is the cylinder-on-demand system which has the provision of shutting down four cylinders when not under much load. This eventually results in better fuel economy. The 8 speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive with a maximum torque of 700Nm makes for a great riding experience, however ride quality on the steel spring suspension incorporated in the Dynamic Ride Control package is not the best of combinations one would expect, to put it very mildly.

Although having conventional torque converter, the gearbox works well complimenting which is the improved traction offered by the Quattro system of Audi.

I would finally touch on a fact which amuses or rather bewilders me; the RS7 reaches 0-100kmph in 3.9 seconds- which is indicative of the fact that it should lie in the supercar category, but it’s not. Confuses me. But then, I guess some questions are better left unanswered!

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