2013 Detroit Auto Show: 2014 Audi RS 7

2013 Detroit Auto Show


  • 2014 Audi RS 7 Picture - Front 3/4

    2014 Audi RS 7 Picture - Front 3/4

    White doesn't do this car justice. It's a stunner in person. | January 14, 2013

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What Is It?
2014 Audi RS 7

What's Special About It?
There isn't much about the 2014 Audi RS 7 that isn't special. It has a 560-horsepower twin-turbo V8. It will go from zero to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds and on to a top speed of 189 mph. And it looks as good, or better, than just about every sedan on the road today.

In other words, the RS 7 is everything a car from Audi's high-performance Quattro division should be. Problem is, the U.S. hasn't seen many RS cars as of late. The TT-RS is around for the select few who like that sort of thing and the RS 5 is finally available now, too. Audi says the RS 7 is a continuation of that theme, one where more "emotional" cars like coupes and coupelike sedans get the RS treatment instead of sedans. In fact, Audi officials said the RS 7 was created mainly for the U.S. market even though it will be sold elsewhere in the world.

So this is very likely the most extreme Audi sedan you'll see for a while. And according to Quattro GmbH Chief Frank Van Meel, "How much faster does a sedan need to be?" Hard to argue with that logic.

What Edmunds Says:
Now that Audi is serious about RS cars in the U.S., look for the lineup to expand rapidly in the next couple of years and finally take on AMG in a serious way.

Specifications:
Engine: 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8
Gearbox: Eight-speed automatic
Power: 560 horsepower at 5,700 rpm, 553 pound-feet at 1,750 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds

Comments

  • It is a Volkswagen CC with a monster engine. What's the BIG deal?

  • pommah pommah Posts:

    Audi is absolutely on top of the sedan styling world, both exterior and interior. Nobody else is even close. Too bad their cars are so godawfully unreliable.

  • ramjr ramjr Posts:

    Wow awesome car. Will there be the same option for the A6 make it a RS 6???

  • marcos9 marcos9 Posts:

    So the RS7 is slower than the S8, and the S8 is bigger? The RS7 must be much faster than on paper. Please bring the S6/RS6 Avant to the USA. Show the USA than minivans and SUVs aren't as good as mid-size wagons.

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    Holy crapton that front looks ugly. Especially when you picture the normal A7s awesome looks. Gahahh. I'd much rather take the Mercedes...... never mind not that LED CLS63 monster...

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