Audi has launched the new RS7 Performance in India at a price of 1,59,65,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new variant has been positioned above the standard RS7 variant which is priced at Rs 1.46 crore. Changes are limited to a tweaked engine which offers higher performance outputs.
Under the hood, the Audi RS7 Performance gets the existing 4.0-litre TFSI turbocharged petrol engine, however it has been tweaked to generate an additional 44bhp at 605bhp and 700Nm of torque. The powerful version comes mated to an 8-speed tiptronic automatic transmission which powers all four wheels via the Quattro drive system, enables the vehicle to sprint from 0-100kmph in just about 3.7-seconds. Audi claims that the overboost function allows the driver to temporarily hike torque to 750Nm.
As for the design element, the new RS 7 Performance comes with sportily designed bumpers with large air inlets up on front and the heavily profiled diffuser insert at the rear. The vehicle gets gloss black honeycomb grille typical of the RS models and the flared side sills. Additionally, the exterior is distinguished by a quattro logo on the air inlet duct and add-on parts in matt titanium look. With over 20 per cent of aluminum being used in its construction, the Performance version is stated to be about 15 per cent lighter than the standard version. This enables the vehicle to sprint from 0-100kmph in just about 3.7-seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 280kmph, which can be pushed to 305kmph with the dynamic package plus.
As for the interior, it comes with premium leather upholstery, MMI infotainment system and a Bose Surround system. The automaker also offers two optional styling packages – matt aluminum and carbon, thereby offering more customization options. Exclusively available on the new Audi RS 7 Performance is the Matt Titanium styling package with inlet funnels. In addition to existing colours, the new Audi RS7 is also available in exclusive shade of – Ascari Blue.