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Brutal performance and breathtaking design combine in the new Audi RS 7 Sportback

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CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – Feb 20, 2014: The storming RS 7 Sportback has arrived in Australia. This unique performance vehicle blends the A7’s distinctive design with the crushing performance of Audi’s 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo V8.

“The very first RS 7 Sportback is a truly unique performance vehicle,” said Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia Pty Ltd.

“It combines performance and stunning design seamlessly, and complements these features with practicality thanks to its capacious storage area. It is also the greatest value proposition of any of its rivals. Discerning performance car buyers have already shown great interest, and we expect that this attention will heighten as people have the opportunity to experience this exceptional new model,” said Mr Doyle.

The RS 7 Sportback is the ideal complement to its sibling – the mighty RS 6 Avant. Between them, the stylish RS 7 is ideal for those more design-oriented customers, while the Avant offers the added virtues of a load-lugger. Both offer blistering performance.

Producing 412kW and 700Nm, the mighty 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo V8 engine features an innovative design, with the exhaust and turbochargers sitting inside the ‘vee’, and intakes plumbed to the outside of the engine. This is in contrast to conventional design.

The greater thermal efficiency of this layout aids better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Fuel consumption is a responsible 9.8 litres per 100km.

Performance is in the realm of elite supercars, with astonishing acceleration that sees the RS 7 Sportback reach 100 km/h from rest in just 3.9 seconds. A top speed of up to 305 km/h is possible with the Dynamic Package Plus.

As expected of an Audi RS model, the RS 7 Sportback comes equipped with a very high level of standard equipment, including the following:

  • Adaptive air suspension (Sport)
  • LED headlights with high-beam assist
  • Digital TV reception with DAB plus
  • quattro sports differential
  • RS sports exhaust
  • Head-up display (HUD)
  • 21-inch alloy wheels in 5 spoke blade design in matt titanium look, high gloss turned finish
  • Audi parking system plus with front and rear cameras
  • Glass sunroof
  • RS sports seats upholstered in Valcona leather and honeycomb stitching
  • Matt aluminium styling package including funnel-shaped lower air intake with quattro logo

    In addition to the standard specification, the RS 7 Sportback is available with key performance packages that allow discerning enthusiasts to customise their vehicle. Details of these packages are as follows:

    Dynamic Package - $4,900

  • RS Sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC)
  • Dynamic Steering
  • Top speed electronically limited to 280km/h

    Dynamic Package plus - $25,840

  • Ceramic performance brakes
  • RS Sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC)
  • Dynamic Steering
  • Top speed electronically limited to 305km/h

    Carbon styling package - $8,500

  • Radiator grille and frame in high-gloss black
  • Funnel-shaped air intake in carbon, with quattro logo in titanium grey
  • Front sill in carbon
  • Rear diffuser insert in carbon
  • Front air intake in high-gloss black with diagonal struts in carbon
  • Door mirrors in carbon

    Assistance Package - $10,375

  • Night vision assistant that highlights pedestrians
  • Audi active lane and side assists with adaptive cruise control incorporating stop & go and pre-sense plus
  • Park assist with display of surroundings

    The Audi RS 7 Sportback is officially on-sale now