2015 Audi RS7 Sportback Spells Facelift

The Audi RS7 has been around for about one year and a half and now the German machine receives its facelift, following the footsteps of the A7 and S7 Sportback. Since the RS7 was already deep into refinement territory, the changes are even more limited than the already-modest modifications brought to the S7, for instance.
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Perhaps the most important update comes in the form of the Matrix LED headlights, These were first introduced on the A8 facelift and are also present on the revamped A7 / S7. Nonetheless, they’ve received a darked hue for the aggressive RS7. The only unpleasant part? They’re an option.

As far as the front end is concerned, the RS7 receives a singleframe honeycomb front grille, which has sharper styling. Those willing to mix or match stuff can go for the optional glossy black, matter aluminum and carbon packages. In a similar fashion to the more aggressive grille, the air intakes on the sides of the apron are now a bit greedier.

In addition, once you get to pass the other cars, they’ll be able to see your restyled headlights.

From now on, you’ll be able to dress your Audi RS7 in a a new set of hues, including Sepang Blue, Mythis Black, Glacier White and Florent Silver. Moreover, the range of alloy wheels has been updated with new designs. The default RS7 rides on 20-inch wheels, but the list of options includes 21-inch rims, which can be had in three finishes.

Climbing aboard, we find the same type of discrete changes, starting with the dashboard instruments. These were already easy to read and had a pretty imposing look, so they didn’t require too much of a change. Other areas that have been touched by the designenrs include the gearshift paddles and the dashboard air vents.

At the heart of the optional MMI (Multi Media Interface) Plus infotainment system, sits an updated Nvidia graphics processor, which means you’ll be able to scroll through those menus faster than before.

While the S7, which is powered by a softer version of the RS7’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, saw its output grow from 420 to 450 hp, the RS model keeps its output level. Thus, the unit delivers the same 560 PS and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). The power is sent to all four wheels (quattro, remember?) via a torque converter eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox.

As before, performance sits in supercar territory, with the 0 to 62 mph sprint taking 3.9 seconds. Stop speed is limited to 155 mph (250 km/h), but the answer once again lies in the list of optional extras. Here’s where you find the dynamics pack, which raises the top speed limit to 190 mph (305 km/h).

The V8 already came with cylinder deactivation, allowing it to offer rather impressive fuel efficiency numbers, with the average sitting at 24.8 US mpg (9.5 liters per 100 km).

If you could afford an RS7 in the past, you don’t have to be prepared for any change in the budget, as pricing is expected to remain the same. What you have to do instead is wait until fall arrives, because that’s when the RS7 facelift is scheduled to hit the market.
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