Tthe AUDI RS 7 sportback, the latest model from the company’s high-performance quattro GmbH division, combines the power of a sports car with the elegance of a large, five-door coupé. the new vehicle for a test drive in neckarsulm, germany where the AUDI production plant is located. with stunning architecture of glass, steel, and aluminum set on 11,000 square meters, the AUDI forum neckarsulm offers discovery tours, factory visits, exhibitions, and detailed information on the latest AUDI models. while there, we saw customers come in from around the world to pick up their brand-new vehicles: AUDI estimates about 130 new cars are retrieved in person each day.
it didn’t take long to get seated in the new RS 7 sportback and ready to hit the track. the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 3.9 seconds, maxing out at a top speed of up to 305 km/h (190 mph). despite the power of the 4.0 liter biturbo V8 engine, which produces 560 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque with its two twin-scroll turbochargers, the RS 7 sportback consumes on average just 9.8 liters of fuel per 100 km (24 mpg).
at 5.01 meters (16.4 ft) in length, the vehicle’s design combines a long engine hood with 2.92 meter (9.6 ft) wheelbase; short overhangs on both sides of the sportback create a powerful, balanced look that echoes the sportiness we felt in its handling. a low-swept roof line gives the car a strong profile as well as smoother and more agile aerodynamics.