Audi RS7 Sportback review

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Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol
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RRP £98,580What Car? Target Price from£94,513

Introduction

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The Audi RS7 Sportback. Probably the burning question on your lips is: is it quick? Let’s get that out the way from the start: yes. It’ll do up to 174mph and 0-62mph in a whisker under four seconds.

It’s built by Audi Sport, which is Audi’s performance arm, and, as we know from previous experience, the bunch of boffins at Audi Sport know a thing or two about building very fast cars. Think of Audi Sport along similar lines to BMW’s M division and Mercedes’ AMG, and you get the idea.

Audi Sport has the RS3 and RS4 Avant in its current portfolio, but setting aside the R8 supercar, which is a bespoke two seater, the RS7 Sportback represents the brand’s crowning glory: a massively quick performance car with the capacity to seat five people and all their luggage. 

For that privilege you have to shell out an awful lot of dough, which makes the BMW M8 Gran Coupé and Porsche Panamera its obvious rivals. The Mercedes-AMG GT 4dr is pricier still but may also be on your radar, and there’s another Porsche to mention as well: the all-electric Taycan proves that electric cars can be driver’s cars, too.

And that’s one title that not every fast Audi of old has truly deserved. Going fast in a straight line is all well and good, but when can you ever max cars like this out? Performance cars should be just as much about dynamic handling as they are about pace. 

So, is the Audi RS7 a one-dimensional performance car, or does it thrill in every sense? Read on to find out, and then see if we can save you a heap of cash by heading to our New Car Buying pages. There are haggle-free deals available there on nearly every new car on sale, so don’t miss out.

At a glance

Number of trims3 see more
Available fuel typespetrol
MPG range across all versions22.4 - 23
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles

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