posted 5 years ago

New Audi RS7 Sportback expands RS family

RS range of eight models

The new Audi RS7 Sportback and Audi RS Q3 will expand the Audi RS family to eight models.  Orders for the RS Q3 are now open and the RS7 Sportback is also available. Both models will be with customers early next year. 

The Coupe, Roadster, Cabriolet, Sportback, Avant and SUV and now the UK introductions of the RS Q3 and the RS 7 Sportback will broaden the Audi RS range to a total of eight models with six body styles and one clear goal, to deliver breathtaking performance without compromising everyday all-weather usability. The new Audi RS Q3 the first Audi SUV ever to wear the RS badge is available to order priced from £43,000 and the RS 7 Sportback, which takes the acclaimed RS 6 Avant as its technical basis is priced from £83,495.

The new Audi RS Q3 is powered by the 2013 International Engine of the Year in the 2.0-litre to 2.5-litre category, it is capable of  0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds and goes on to a top speed electronically limited to 155mph. A standard Start-Stop-System, and a regulated oil pump that only supplies lubricant when needed, contribute to fuel economy that sets a new precedent for an RS model which is approximately 32.1mpg according to the combined cycle test. The RS Q3 boasts a fantastic exterior including striking 20-inch Twin-spoke V-design alloy wheels plus RS-specific body detailing, including a high-gloss black honeycomb front grille and RS bumpers, a special front treatment including a quattro emblem in the air intake and a distinctive rear diffuser insert flanked by large elliptical tailpipes complete the look.  A roof spoiler, roof rails in matt aluminium and special door sill plates and door trim strips also add emphasis.

If the Audi RS 7 Sportback is more your cup of tea then this will be off the mark very quickly, the twin turbo V8 engine takes you from 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 189mph. The exterior of this car is quite breathtaking with matt titanium applications a high gloss black honeycomb radiator grille, exclusive front and rear bumper treatments and a rear diffuser flanked by two large elliptical exhaust tailpipes. The interior is equally as impressive with RS logos in the front sports seats that are made from honeycomb quilted Valcona leather upholstery. The RS 7 also features a generous list of standard equipment, and it is possible to upgrade this list even further with a portfolio of exceptional driver assistance, driver entertainment and driver information systems, including adaptive cruise control, night vision, the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System with 15 speakers and 1,200 watts of total power and mobile phone preparation, High with Audi connect, bringing web-based services to the car.