Audi RS7 Sportback review

Category: Performance car

Section: Costs & verdict

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback climate controls
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback driving past
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback dashboard
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback rear seats
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback climate controls
  • 2020 Audi RS7 rear cornering
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front tracking
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback side
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback rear tracking
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front cornering
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front wheel
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback rear spoiler
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front seats
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback boot
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback driving past
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback dashboard
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback rear seats
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback climate controls
  • 2020 Audi RS7 rear cornering
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front tracking
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback side
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback rear tracking
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front cornering
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front wheel
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback rear spoiler
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front seats
  • 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback boot
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Audi RS7 undercuts the Mercedes-AMG GT 4dr as a cash buy, as well as the more powerful versions of the Porsche Panamera and Taycan. There are cheaper versions of the latter two available, though. It won’t hold on to such a big percentage of its list price as the Taycan after three years, though. 

As with all fast petrol cars, the RS7’s fuel consumption isn’t for the faint hearted and nor will your benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax payments be if you’re a company car driver. Again, those areas are where an electric car, like the Taycan, will save you huge amounts.

Audi finished 20th out of 31 manufacturers in the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey. That’s not a great result, but puts it above BMW, Mercedes and Porsche in the rankings. The three-year or 60,000-mile warranty isn’t spectacularly generous, either.

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2020 Audi RS7 Sportback climate controls

Overview

The Audi RS7 Sportback is extremely quick, nicely made, well equipped and jolly practical, but you could also say the same about other, much cheaper A7 Sportback models. And when you’re forking out this kind of cash there are more thrilling performance cars, too, such as the Porsche Taycan.

  • Stonking pace
  • Loads of grip
  • Well equipped and well made
  • The Mercedes-AMG GT 4dr makes a better noise
  • Not that thrilling in the bends
  • Ride can be pretty jarring around town