Redefining the Sedan - the 2018 Audi RS7
A four-door performance vehicle? Practically unheard of. But it does exist and it’s the 2018 Audi RS7. With its 560-horsepower turbo V8 and advanced all-wheel-drive system, you’d be right to call this a performance vehicle. But take another look at the design and styling and ask yourself whether this is one of the most beautiful, family-friendly sedans you’ve ever seen.
The RS7 is big brother to the renowned S7, packing 110 hp more power and an eight-speed automatic transmission. There’s also a somewhat sinister look to the RS7, which suits it, especially considering how powerful it truly is. We’re talking 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. We’re talking uncompromising speed as well as unprecedented style, so you can see why that sinister look might suite the RS7.
Powering this beautiful beast is a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine offering so much kick and torque that only a conventional eight-speed automatic transmission could handle it. You’ll feel the power yourself when you hit 60 in an absurdly quick 3.4 seconds, and after that, you won’t want to try out any other vehicle. This is all possible due to the brutal power of 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque going to all four wheels in one of the most advanced AWD systems out there.
Also standard with the RS7 are a self-locking center differential and sport rear differential. But one of the biggest surprises with the RS7 is with its efficiency; you can expect 12.4 L/100 km combined fuel economy in this area, making the RS7 one of the most efficient performance vehicles in the market.
But of course, let’s not forget the RS7 is also one of the most family-friendly performance vehicles available. This means a lot of standard safety features with the RS7, including stability control, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a blind-spot warning system, and more. You and your family will be reassured that in the instance of a frontal collision, the Audi Pre Sense Basic collision mitigation system with be your backup. This system tightens the seatbelts and closes the windows during these instances, helping to protect you and yours. The Pre Sense Rear function of the system is there to scan for possible rear collisions.
Or you can opt for Audi Pre Sense Plus, which automatically applies the brakes in the instance of an imminent crash. Additional and optional safety features with the RS7 are lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, night vision with pedestrian detection, a corner-view parking camera system, and adaptive cruise control.
The RS7 is a luxury vehicle too, and you know Audi isn’t skimping with this one. The interior is just as beautiful as the exterior, with delightful details throughout and grade-A materials abound. The carbon-fibre inlays and ambient LED lighting help set the stage.
You’ve got choice in this department as well, with standard front sport seats or massaging “contour” seats for a truly luxurious experience. And despite the RS7 being a sedan, its trunk has a handy hatchback design for easy loading. Behind the rear seats, you’ve got 24.5 cubic feet to work with–more than enough for the groceries or the kids’ sporting equipment.
Perhaps you’re already a 2018 Audi RS7 owner! If so, you’ve got plenty of parts and accessories to choose from and deck out your RS7 with. If you’re not an owner quite yet, then you can look forward to a high level of personalization here, with a plethora of options available to you so you can make your RS7 truly your own.