Audi India has unleashed in India its most powerful car— the all new RS7 Sportback. After sales figures reached the 10,000 mark in 2013, Audi is poised to continue its leadership in 2014 by launching more models and updating current lineup. Ammar Alvi takes a look
Actor Salman Khan took the first keys of Audi’s most powerful production car launched in India with a big smile. At Rs 1.28 crore (ex-showroom, Mumbai) the RS7 is powered by a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo (TFSi), V8 producing 560PS of peak power and 700NM of peak torque. Power is delivered by Audi’s trademark Quattro all-wheel-drive system through a 8-speed automatic gearbox. In fact, it develops 10PS more than Audi’s Flagship R8 V10 Plus.
Says Joe King, Head, Audi India, “After the overwhelming response to our Audi RS5 which boosted our leadership in the luxury sportscar segment in India, we are confident that the RS7 Sportback with its aesthetic design and impressive sportiness would establish new benchmarks in the performance sports car segment in India.”
On the style front, the RS7 carries forward the same design theme to be found in the A7 launched a couple of years ago. However, the new model includes a reworked front grille and bumper. The detailed front bumpers feature two large air intakes on either side.Other features include 20-inch wheels and reworked rear bumper with the trademark RS-spec oblong exhausts. The RS7 can achieve a 0-100kmph time in just 3.9 seconds.
With AMGs from Mercedes-Benz and the M line from BMW emerging soon, the RS7 will have its work cut out but with sheer power and driving dynamics it will be a car to reckon with in India. Do not expect to see a lot on the roads but wherever you will it will surely make heads turn!