Frankfurt 2019: Audi to debut all-new RS7 Sportback

Eric/Sep 10, 2019 11:33 AM

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front

  • 4.0-litre twin turbo, 600 PS, 800 Nm
  • 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 305 km/h top speed

Audi is set to premiere its second-generation all-new RS7 Sportback at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show later this week.

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback rear

The all-new RS7 Sportback features a twin turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 that pumps out 600 PS and a whopping 800 Nm of torque, allowing for the century sprint to be completed in just 3.6 seconds. The sole transmission offered is an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic mated to Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system.

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback instrument cluster

Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, but can be increased to 280 km/h with the optional Dynamic package, or 305 km/h with the optional Dynamic plus package.

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front fascia

New to the RS7 Sportback is the mild hybrid system (MHEV) with a 48-volt on-board electrical system. The mild hybrid system features a belt alternator starter that can recover up to 12 kW of power under gentle acceleration and feed it to a lithium-ion battery pack.

Visually, the all-new Audi RS7 Sportback gets a more swollen front end, 40 mm more than the regular A7 Sportback, thanks to wider front fenders. The all-new RS7 Sportback gets LED headlights as standard, though customers can opt for RS Matrix LED laser headlights.

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback puddle light

Other RS-specific goodies include deeper front air intakes, retractable rear spoiler, and various black trim. The only exterior parts that are shared with the regular A7 Sportback are the bonnet, roof, front doors, and, the tailgate.

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front

As standard, the all-new Audi RS7 Sportback gets 21-inch 10-spoke wheels wrapped in 275/35 R21 rubbers, but customers can opt for 22-inch 5-spoke wheels wrapped in 285/30R22 rubbers. The RS7 Sportback also gets 420 mm brakes up front and 370 mm units at the rear. Optionally, the RS7 Sportback can be had with ceramic brakes measuring 440 mm up front and 370 mm at the rear. The ceramic brakes are 34 kg lighter than the factory-fitted steel brakes, reducing unsprung mass.

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback dashboard

Inside, the all-new RS7 Sportback gets a flat-bottomed RS sport leather steering with large aluminium paddle shifters and multifunction buttons, which enables the drive to select the RS1 or RS2 drive modes.

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback front seats

The RS7 Sportback gets RS sport seats finished in black pearl Nappa leather with a rhombus pattern and RS embossing. Optionally, customers can opt for the RS sport seats wrapped in Valcona leather with honeycomb pattern and RS embossing.

The all-new Audi RS7 Sportback will be arriving at dealerships in Germany and other European countries by the end of 2019.

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