The all-new 2014 Audi RS 7 will have a starting price of $104,900 when it hit showrooms in the United States this fall. The German luxury carmaker unveiled the Audi RS 7 at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Bearing semblance of aesthetic design, innovative technology and track-tested performance, the 2014 Audi RS 7 is the latest member of the carmaker’s A7 model line, which is improved for the 2014 model year with the addition of the fuel-efficient A7 TDI clean diesel model, which is now offered with the A7 3.0T and S7 4.0T variants.
The Audi RS 7 is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI V8 engine that provides up to 560 hp of output and 516 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and reach a top track speed of 174 mph. Through its innovative cylinder on demand technology, the Audi RS 7 deactivates cylinders 2, 3, 5 and 8 at low to medium loads and engine speeds by closing their valves via electromechanical actuators.
The 4.0 TFSI runs in four-cylinder mode and provides up to 15% better fuel efficiency. The active engine mounts eliminates changes in vibration between eight and four-cylinder modes. Interest buyers who want more performance-oriented exhaust tone could avail of sport exhaust with black finishers.
The 2014 RS 7 features the Audi quattro all-wheel drive system with sport differential for superior grip and handling, pairing it to an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. The Audi RS 7 features a robust brake system that boasts of internally ventilated and perforated discs in a weight-saving wave design -- the front and rear discs have diameters of 15.4 inches and 14 respectively.