Audi RS Range
Sometimes referred to as “Halo” cars, RS is Audi's highest performance 'top-tier' trim level, positioned distinctly above the "S" ("Sport") specification level of Audi's regular model range. All "RS" cars pioneer some of Audi's latest and most advanced technology and engineering prowess.
The "RS" initials are taken from the German: RennSport — literally translated as "racing sport". Available for limited time and only in select markets, on a restricted model range, these "RS" (and "S" models) models are wholly designed, developed and produced in-house by Audi AG's high performance private subsidiary company, Audi Sport GmbH.
Audi RS7 Sportback
The Audi RS7 Sportback is a 4-door fastback featuring a sloping roofline with a steeply raked rear window and integrated boot lid (forming the "Sportback"), and four frameless doors.
Being an RS, this sedan is built for performance and this is achieved courtesy of a 4.0-litre V8 TFSI engine that develops 560 hp and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. The car sprints to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds via the quattro all-wheel drive system delivering power to all four wheels.
Once inside, the RS7 Sportback offers a host of technological conveniences. Some include the following:
Colour Driver’s Information System (DIS) with 7” display
The DIS shows the radio station or track title, telephone control, menu and other display information from the infotainment system such as navigation (if fitted). Also includes an on-board trip computer with short and long-term trip memory, outside temperature display, digital speedometer and door or boot open warning. Also included is a rest recommendation system which analyses driving behaviour based on steering, pedals and gear lever movements. If the system detects a change in driving patterns it can, via audio and visual effects, notify the driver of the possible need to take a break. Additionally, a RS menu with gear changing light, charging pressure and lap timer is included as standard.
Audi Music Interface
Audi Music Interface (AMI). Universal connection for use with stereo audio sources, USB and MP3 devices including Apple iPod generation 4 onwards (iPod, iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod photo, iPod video, iPod touch). Provides intuitive control through the audio system and multi-function steering wheel (where fitted). It also replicates the iPod display on the audio screen and DIS, including track titles.
The BOSE® surround sound system creates an optimal sound via
- 14 speakers incl. centre speaker in the dashboard and subwoofer in the spare wheel well
- 12-channel amplifier with a total output of over 600 watts
- Acoustics specially tuned to the interior
- Surround sound reproduction of 5.1 (in conjunction with MMI® navigation plus) and stereo recordings (CD, radio, MP3)
- AudioPilot for noise-compensating volume adjustment
- Powerful, precise bass reproduction
The RS7 is available as a single variant with an optional Dynamic plus package to further enhance its already stellar performance quotient.
The dynamic package includes:
20-inch high-performance brake system with carbon-fibre reinforced, ventilated and perforated ceramic brake discs
RS sports suspension plus with Dynamic ride Control
Enhanced suspension setup which consists of a special shock absorber system that counteracts pitch and body roll movement without using any electronic devices
Improves comfort and handling by dynamically regulating steering according to the driving situation. Allows steering feel to be adapted to road speed and the chosen Audi Drive Select mode
Top speed restriction increase to 305 kmph where the law permits