• Photo gallery: This is the Audi RS7 Sportback

No model represents both the spirit of the Audi RS and the new RS7 Sportback . Its coupé body hides a four-seat saloon -up to five-seater and capable boot that, in this second generation, the Audi Sport engineers have completely transformed. It would be said that the new RS7 Sportback is more a Gran Turismo, with imposing dimensions (5 meters long and almost 2 wide) and a 4-liter V8 engine of great power (600 hp and 800 Nm of torque).

In Audi Sport they have retained the A7 only hood and front doors, roof and tailgate. Everything else is new. Even the rear doors have been molded to fit the new wider wings (2 centimeters per side), while the bumpers - especially the front, equipped with a wider and more distinctive RS grill and side radiators - give it a completely different design .

Huge wheels (series 21 "but optional 22"), spoilers (the rear rises from 120 km / h), side stirrups and rear extractor give it an aggressive and sporty air that is not false: the benefits of RS7 They are impressive; You can accelerate from 0 to 100 in 3.6 seconds and reach 305 Km / h with the Dymamic Plus package.

The increase in power up to 600 hp is due to the supercharged 4-liter TFSI engine, which is supported by a 'mild hybrid' system of 48 volts, capable of providing an additional 12 kW of power and save fuel by disconnecting the engine promptly and starting at electric. But, in addition, the RS7 is equipped with the COD cylinder disconnection system, which imperceptibly cancels four of them when they are not necessary. But when you step on the accelerator there are 600 hp of power and a torque of 800 Nm from 2,100 to 4,500 rpm.

The management of all this cavalry can be done through six driving profiles, which can be selected from the steering wheel: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency, RS1 and RS2. They act on the engine response, the change, the Quattro drive, the steering, the suspension ... and even in the air conditioner!

The Audi RS7 Sportback goes footwear with huge tires up to 285 "wide. But for the 600 hp to reach them, they must first go through the reinforced Tiptronic 8-speed gearbox and Quattro transmission, with central differential and electronic system of torque distribution between the four wheels Optionally rear self-locking differential can be mounted.

There are two suspensions available: standard equipped with adaptive pneumatics (with various adjustment modes), which regulates the height of the body up to 3 centimeters depending on the speed. Optionally you can mount another sportier with Dynamic Ride Control, for a more radical behavior. And the frame is complemented by the progressive direction or - even better - with the new dynamic four-wheel steering, which turns the two trains in the same or opposite direction depending on the speed, to make the car much more agile.

Inside the huge wheels there are also big brakes. As standard, ventilated steel discs up to 420 mm in diameter are delivered. But the 'jewel' is carbon-ceramic with calipers of up to 10 pistons! Not only are 34 Kg lighter, but they provide extraordinary and tireless braking.

So far, all this information could correspond to a racing car or, at least, a full-fledged sports car. But it is a saloon for four or five passengers, with a trunk between 535 and 1,390 liters. Audi Sport guarantees extraordinary comfort and safety: nappa, alcantara or leather seats with specific RS pattern, interior decoration in red or gray, infotainment, total connectivity, sound and air conditioning, insulation ...

But the driver is the one who benefits most: at your disposal the Virtual Cockpit with additional RS sports information (up to times per lap!) And indicative light of change regime, so that it acts on time on the aluminum cams behind the wheel. In addition, it has an optional Head-up Display, with all the projected information, and a touch screen integrated in the dashboard with all other functions, many of which can be operated directly from the steering wheel.

It has 30 driving assistance systems, 360º cameras, LED Laser headlights, plus everything you need to comfortably face long trips at high speed. For the capricious there are 15 colors available, five matt and two specific RS, plus other customization possibilities.

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