Last week, Audi’s luxury sportback, the 2019 Audi A7 made its debut. It isn’t only sleeker than its predecessor, but it is overall more refined too. After making its first public appearance, A7 fans quickly got to work and began rendering the said model, giving it even more performance cues. One of the renderings we noticed was that of a German artist named Tobias Büttner. Digitally, he gave the new A7 added RS performance pieces and it looks pretty mean.
Beginning with the front fascia, the new angular grille has been upgraded into an RS performance part. The standard base model comes with vertical slats, which have been changed into a honeycomb-style plastic mesh, the same with the side vents too. The front fender now gets a “Quattro” logo that’s displayed on the front fender, while the RS badge can be found on the grille.
As you can see in the photos, the 2019 Audi A7 rides on a new set of wheels that has been borrowed from the RS5 Sportback. The rear now has a more aggressive diffuser that has been given massive dual exhaust tips. To cap off the exterior look, the car has been lowered, and has also been finished in Audi’s signature Nogaro Blue paint job - making it look sportier than the standard model. The package may not look very dramatic overall, but it looks like it is ready for production.
If an Audi RS7 actually comes to life, this will have to be one powerful model. Considering that the base model comes with a 3.0 liter gasoline V6 - that’s the same engine as the new A8. That gas engine is then paired to a 48-volt lithium-ion battery. As for performance, it can sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 5.3 seconds with its 340 horsepower (250 kilowatts) and 369 pound-feet (500 Newton-meters) of torque.
The Audi RS7, on the other hand, is originally rated at 560 horsepower (417 kilowatts), and this goes up to 605 horsepower (451 kW) when equipped with the Performance package. And according to rumours, it might come with a 4.0 liter biturbo V8 that can produce over 650 horsepower (484 kilowatts). It may even borrow the Porsche Panamera’s hybrid powertrain which can potentially produce as much as 700 horsepower (521 kilowatts).
Regardless of whether you would like to call it a sportback or a four-door coupe, the A7 is simply beautiful. In fact, it is definitely more striking than the very first A7 that we saw seven years ago. And with or without artist renderings that makes it look extra special, the A7 will definitely be a head-turner.