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You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2017 Audi RS 7 OVERVIEW
Audi’s resident super-sedan, the RS 7 combines ferocious performance with the interior dimensions and amenities of a full-size luxury car. Depending on your mood, the RS 7 can behave like a silky cruising companion or an intimidating beast for weekends at the track.
What's New for 2017
The RS 7 receives a new smartphone interface and wheel designs.
Choosing Your Audi RS 7
RS 7 is a coupe-styled, hatchback four-door with the passenger room of a large sedan. Thanks to its standard adaptive air suspension, the RS 7 can deliver both a plush highway ride and track-worthy handling.
The twin-turbo 4-liter V8 produces 560 or 650 horsepower depending on the trim level. Either way, the RS 7 is startlingly quick, capable of hitting 60 mph in as little as 3.2 seconds. That makes it one of the fastest cars you can own regardless of size. Audi furnishes selectable modes for most performance functions so you can tweak how the RS 7 responds to your inputs. An eight-speed automatic transmission, 20- inch wheels, and all-wheel drive round out the package.
The RS 7 is offered in standard and Performance trims:
Both models are eligible for three major option groups:
Driver Assistance: Equips the RS 7 with sophisticated safety technology like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, corner-view cameras, and an active front collision mitigation system.
Comfort Seating: Features multicontour sport seats (front and rear) with passenger memory and front ventilation and massage.
Cold Weather Bundles heated rear seats with a heated steering wheel.
For even greater distinction, you can have individual options like power soft-close doors, a black Alcantara (faux suede) headliner, infrared night vision, and a Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system. The Performance can even get a titanium exhaust system.
Whether to the upgrade to the Performance model depends on your priorities. You'll feel a difference at the track, but with some loss of ride comfort in normal driving.
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