In the world of $100,000+ luxury chariots, more is better. More power, more cutting-edge technology, more interior refinement, more exclusivity, etc. The white-hot 2014 Audi RS7 takes everything we like about the Audi A7 and S7 five-door luxury hatchbacks, and then gives you more. More power. More style. More wow.
As the most powerful RS car Audi has ever offered, the 4.0-liter, twin-turbo RS7 will be sure to excite. The direct-injection TFSI V8 makes 560 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque, and comes mated to an slick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and standard Quattro AWD with a sport differential. That's enough oomph for a 3.7-second 0-60 time and a 174-mph top speed at the track.
Exterior styling is set apart from "lesser" A7 and S7 models by way of three distinct performance personalities: standard, matte aluminum or carbon. The RS7 gets its own front and rear valances with deeper airdams, plus an Audi Singleframe grille in one of two designs and an adaptive rear spoiler.
The luxury Bahn-stormer's interior, already a sight to behold in the base A7, gets the full RS treatment here. A 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, Valcona leather seating and trim, an Alcantara headliner, carbon-fiber inlays (or optional layered aluminum with black wood), and RS-specific shift knob and door handles let you know this is one very special Audi.
On the tech side of things, the RS7 comes with all the benefits Audi MMI Plus with Audi Connect, including Google Earth navigation with real satellite-imaging maps and a dedicated high-speed data connection, plus an available Driver's Assistance package highlighted by a Cornerview camera and all manner of active safety technologies.
The 2014 Audi RS7 will arrive in Audi dealerships this Fall, its $104,900 base price undercutting the car's closest competitor in theBMW M6 Gran Coupeby more than $8,000. It’s a steal, we tell ‘ya.