After just 5 months since its launch, Audi has revealed the facelifted 2015 RS7 Sportback which will be available in Germany from the 3rd quarter 2014. The Europe launch will be followed by a launch in the US.
Hence it will be next year, 2015, when we might expect the sports coupe to hit the Indian shores. The base price in Europe is expected to be around €113,300 which in India after taxation and duties will cost you nothing less than Rs. 1.25 Crore. If you could afford an RS7 in the past, you don’t have to be prepared for any change in the budget, as pricing is expected to remain the same.
As far as the front end is concerned, the Audi RS7 Sportback receives a single-frame honeycomb grille, which has sharper styling. The grille now features has a horizontal section at the bottom with the Quattro lettering emblazoned across like all other recently revised RS models. Those willing to mix or match stuff can go for the optional glossy black, matter aluminum and carbon packages. In a similar fashion to the more aggressive grille, the air intakes on the sides of the apron are now a bit greedier. The headlights now features the much talked about Matrix LED headlamps which first featured in the recent Audi A8. The anti-dazzle feature and adaptive high-beam are some of the next-gen offerings from this technology.
Climbing aboard, we find the same type of discrete changes, starting with the dashboard instruments. These were already easy to read and had a pretty imposing look, so they didn’t require too much of a change. Other areas that have been touched by the designers include the gearshift paddles and the dashboard air vents. The interior of the RS7 Sportback sees minor amendments, including a revised instrument cluster, redesigned air vent controls, tweaked gearshift paddles, and a new Quattro emblem on the instrument panel. The media system has seen an upgrade to its platform and graphics. At the heart of the optional MMI (Multi Media Interface) Plus infotainment system, sits an updated Nvidia graphics processor, which means you’ll be able to scroll through those menus faster than before.
With 560 BHP and 700 Nm of torque, its 4.0 TFSI engine provides for an impressive driving performance at a fuel consumption rate of only 10 KMPL with 221 grams CO2 per kilometer. As before, performance sits in supercar territory, with the 0 to 100 KMPH sprint taking 3.9 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 KMPH, but the real kick once again lies in the list of optional extras. Here’s where you find the dynamics pack, which raises the top speed limit to 305 KMPH.
From now on, you’ll be able to dress your Audi RS7 in a a new set of hues, including Sepang Blue, Mythis Black, Glacier White and Florent Silver. Moreover, the range of alloy wheels has been updated with new designs. The default RS7 rides on 20-inch wheels, but the list of options includes 21-inch rims, which can be had in three finishes.
We will keep you posted on further developments, until then do let us know what you think of the Audi RS7 Sportback!