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2020 Audi RS7 Sportback Spied in Production Form as 700 HP Hybrid Rumors Remain

It's been about six years since the Audi RS7 Sportback started taking supercars down, but with a new A7 having just come out, it's time for the flagship four-door coupe to get a makeover as well.
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The large performance coupe market is shifting. We've got new models that take things up a notch, like the BMW M850i which will have a Gran Coupe version as well. Also, BMW is now using xDrive for everything. Mercedes-AMG, meanwhile, is capping the CLS at a 3-liter, while the AMG GT 63 takes over its role and also offers a six-banger.

Confusing? There's also the fact that the RS7 performance is rumored to be replaced by an RS7 e-tron with technology from the Porsche Panamera giving it a total output of 700 horsepower.

But the regular 4.0 TFSI model should come out first, and this is probably what we have in these spyshots. We've seen the RS7 undergoing testing before. What could you possibly do with all that power? Probably race a Lamborghini or something.

The normal 560 horsepower RS7 cost about $114,000, but we believe the hybrid will be at least $150,000, making it one of the most expensive new Audis of all time. But we'd settle for the 'base' version, which should have about 600 HP to match its German rivals.

Even though the engine will still be a 4-liter, the new RS7 will feature many new cutting-edge techs. For example, a new electrical system should power everything from super-computers, to the all-wheel steering and clever suspension. There might even be an e-charger like in the SQ7, according to some rumors.

There's no word on performance yet, but just to let you know, the Panamera Turbo that has the 150 HP electric motor and a V8 will do 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and 192 mph (310 kph) when fitted with the optional Sport Chrono Package.

We also like the styling of the new RS7. The bigger grilles make a good team with rectangular headlights. However, we would have liked to more aggression in the fender flare department.

 
 
 
 
 

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